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