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Suzanne Swafford

Suzanne Swafford, 79, of Plainwell, MI passed away August 19, 2021, surrounded by loving family and friends. Suzanne was born in Detroit, MI on June 23, 1942 to James Francis & Irene Mae Caton. She graduated from Hurley Hospital of Nursing in Flint, MI & received a Master's degree in Nursing Sciences from Western Michigan University. She was employed by Bronson Hospital as a RN, House Supervisor and Clinical Instructor for over 30 years. She also worked for Visiting Nurse & Hospice Services of SW Michigan for several years. Sue married Dean Swafford, of Plainwell in 1955. They lived in Kalamazoo, MI for several years before moving to Plainwell, MI where they have lived for over 40 years. Besides being survived by her husband, Dean, she is also survived by her two children, Deanna Swafford, of Portage; Jason (Judy) Swafford of Kalamazoo, MI; step-children Dean (Pat) Swafford Jr., of Florida; Sherri Robinson, of Boyne City, MI; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her parents James & Irene Caton. In agreement to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private ceremony for family is being planned. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a donation be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. While visiting Suzanne’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family.

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I just learned about Suzanne's death. She was a classmate, class of 1965, Hurley Hospital School of Nursing. My sympathies and blessing go out to Dean and your family. May you be comforted by your many life memories. Peace and grace, Linda (Tanner) Strodtman

Linda (Tanner) Strodtman Jan 4 2022 8:51 PM

Dean, I am sorry for your loss. My sympathies to you and your children. Herb

Herb Ayres Sep 13 2021 5:17 PM

Suzie is my older first cousin who was always warm and caring toward all of her extended family. In later life she was a respected and always loved person who shall be missed by all. God bless her and her family. Bill Ferrari

Bill Ferrari Aug 26 2021 11:13 AM

Dean, We are so very sorry for your loss. We enjoyed seeing you and Sue again after so much time had passed and hoped to see much more of you two. Our prayers are with Sue, yourself and family. God be with all of you.. Your long time friends, Steve & Kay France

steve france Aug 25 2021 12:36 PM

I met Sue while working at Bronson.. She was a kind, compassionate & caring nurse and loved her profession. Our frendship grew over the years and continued as we followed other avenues to expand our knowledge and grow professionally. She will always be remembered as a kind and gentle woman, enjoying life with humor and love. Her family meant the world to her. Her spirit will live on through the many lives she touched so gently. Humanity has lost a very special woman but lives on in the memories we all shared with her. She is now at peace.

Mary Anne Needham Aug 23 2021 8:23 AM

Sue was a treasured friend for many years. We worked together at Bronson Hospital, Upjohn Company, and maintained a very close friendship for years after we retired. She was a caring, compassionate nurse and was dedicated to our profession.She had a wonderful family who meant the world to her. I am fortunate to know most all of them and will keep in touch with them. Sue and Dean had a loving marriage and her absence will be heartbreaking for Dean. Hugs to all her family and I will treasure our memories.

Nancy Stob Aug 22 2021 4:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Suzanne Swafford

Rob Rozell Jr. Aug 22 2021 3:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Suzanne Swafford

Bob Rozell Aug 22 2021 12:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Suzanne Swafford

Wendy Griffith Aug 22 2021 12:21 PM

Sue was a sweetheart to everyone. Just being with her was peace and comfort in any situation. Ill miss the phone calls with Hey Junesy. She was one of few I could call late with our time difference; I knew shed be awake reading. No topic was ever off limits for us and if the world would listen, we could solve any problems. My brother will miss his life's partner. And I will miss my Sister-in-law. Forever. Photos taken in CaboSanLucas.

June Rozell Aug 22 2021 12:07 PM

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