Coyee M. Swearengin

(January 10th, 1935 - September 2nd, 2013)

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Coyee Murene (Weter) Swearengin, age 78 of Sparta, Missouri, passed away and went to Heaven Monday, September 2, 2013. She was born January 10, 1935 the daughter of Charles and Roma (Johnson) Weter. On September 4, 1953, she was united in marriage to Freeman Swearengin and this year they would have shared 60 years together. Coyee was a waitress in her early years and later was employed with the Sparta School Cafeteria. Coyee loved her family, her Sparta home and cooking during the holidays for her family. One of her favorite and special recipes was spaghetti with meat balls. She attended Fairview Baptist Church and was a Christian lady loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Coyee was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Nell Jean Gann and Laurena Henson and a brother F.G. Weter. Coyee is survived by her husband Freeman; two daughters Freila Swearengin and Gayla Foley; three sisters Charleen Turner, Myrna Highlander, Jacquelyn Neuenschwander and a brother Ray Weter; two grandsons Josh Voss and Tyler Messersmith; two granddaughters Misty Brown and Danielle Denton; three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Graveside funeral services will be at 1:00P.M. Thursday, September 5, 2013 in Chadwick Cemetery. Services and arrangements for Coyee are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at In lieu of flowers the family would apprreciate love offerings to help with funeral expense % funeral home.


Coyee loved the television program “Dancing with the Stars” and with her passing she is now “Dancing with Her Stars.”

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