Source: The obituary is from a collection of newspaper (paper names not recorded) obituaries saved, by Fauniel Hershberger, during the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. She was a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana. The collection is now housed at Crawfordsville District Public Library.
Mrs. Jessie C. Swank, 81, formerly of 316 E. Van Buren St., died at 6 a. m. Saturday (Aug. 25, 1956) in Vermilion Nursing Home, where she had been a patient two months. The widow of James O. Swank, she was born in Alvin Feb. 14, 1875, daughter of John and Mary Hardy. Surviving are a son, John, of Lafayette, and a sister, Mrs. Stella Johnson of Danville. A son, Roy, and a daughter, Ruby, preceded her in death. Services will be at 2 p. m. Monday at Alvin Christian Church, with burial in Bethel Cemetery near Alvin. The body is at the Pape Memorial Home and will be taken to the church at 1 p. m. Monday. --typed by Walt W