Emory Bray Sweiger: Died 09/22/2017
Emory Bray Sweiger
Maysville, Missouri….Emory Bray Sweiger, age 103, died Friday, September 22, 2017 in a health-care facility in Maysville, MO.
He was born September 16, 1914, at home near Weatherby, MO to Howard William & Elma Charlotte Sweiger and was a life long resident and successful farmer of DeKalb County.
He attended Santa Rosa School and was a graduate of Maysville High School and the Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, MO. During his high school years, he was a good basketball athlete and was know as the “step ad fetch it” player.
Mr. Sweiger was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and served on the church board and MFA board. His beautiful vocal talent was acclaimed to singing in the Bethel quartet and performing in and around the area and at singing for many, many weddings and funerals.
On February 12, 1936, in Chillicothe, MO., he married Lucille Perry Lincoln. They celebrated over 65 wonderful years together.
In addition to his parents and a brother, Edwin, who died in infancy, he is preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, his brother, Dr. James Sweiger and sister-in-law, Annadelle; & brother & sister-in-laws, Junior & Charlene, Keith & Geraldine Lincoln.
He is is survived by 3 sons and their families, Charles and wife Jeanie-Brian, Derek and Kate. Michael and (Jamie)-Grafton & Emmalynn, Olivia, Alexia, Gentry.
Raymond and wife Judy- Shaun and (Mollyann)-Betsy, Billy. Renee and (John) Baker-James, Nathan, John Allen, Rebekah, Benjamin, Joseph, Paul, Grace,David, Daniel. Stephanie & (Ivan) Klippenstein- Mikalah, Hannah, Ashlyn, Emory, Mona.
Douglas and wife Cris- Daniel and (Jessica)-Brieana, Dalton, Laney, Tanner. Jason & (NickI)- Hayley, Harley, Brandi and (Blake) Breckenridge-Thane, Everly, Bentley, Bellamy, T.J., Karly and Kailani, Kenny. Totaling; 8 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
His favorite pastime in later years was playing SKIP-BO with family and WINNING!!!
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville, MO with burial at Bethel Cemetery, Weatherby, MO. No visitation is scheduled, friends may call on funeral home after 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 25. Memorial contributions: Bethel Cemetery Association or the donor’s choice. Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com
If this is the Emory Sweiger I remember, a sweet voice has been sent to Heaven to serenade the Lord. Gob bless Sweiger and Bray families.
Prayers to all the family, heaven gained another angel, Debie Littrell and family
Randy and I (Dorothy Helms Steiner) sent our condolences to the family. RIP
Thinking of you
Condolences to the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish your many memories.
As a young pastor serving the Bethel congregation and the DeKalb County Cooperative Parish in the 60’s, I had the privilege of knowing and loving Mr. Sweiger and the family. Here was a kind, generous and gracious member and Christian leader. Even after nearing 100 Mr. Sweiger would remember my wife and I with a Xmas greeting which we adored and appreciated. Our sympathy and condolence is extended to all the family.
Rev. Harold Johnson, Liberty Mo.
Emory Sweiger was my cousin and one of the dearest people I have ever known in my life. Even when I was a little girl, we sang together, duets, at Bethel Methodist Church when it existed. Emory and his father my dear Uncle Howard were always so very very kind to me. And always called me “little Alice” as they had known my lovely grandmother (whom I did not unfortunately know) Alice Boyd earlier.
Emory was in touch with me and my mother, Marie, until he was unable to do so.
Emory Sweiger was a saint as was his father, Howard, were and always will be.
Alice Boyd, very grateful I was so closely related and all the memories of singing with Emory Sweiger and making his father my Uncle Howard happy also for the same musical sharings……………
What a gracious gentleman from such a well-respected family. During the depression, his parents, Howard and Elma, gifted my mother with baby livestock for her to raise, enabling her to go to business college. Emory and Lucille were wonderful farm neighbors of my grandparents. I loved getting handwritten Christmas notes from him each year as I lived away from home. God bless.