Barbara  Swaim
Barbara (Powell) Swaim, 84, of Ripley West Virginia passed away Tuesday, September 17. She was born in Marion County on May 25, 1935. Barbara was preceded in death by mother and father, Gladys and Perry Powell, husband, Elsworth Swaim and sister, Linda Ford all of Fairmont. Survivors include her son, Don Chapman and his wife Lynn of Vienna; grandson, Joshua Chapman and his wife Anna of Fairmont and their three children, Nicolas, Quinna and Luke.
Mrs. Swaim was a member of the class of 1953, East Fairmont High School. She was an active member for over 50 years in the Fraternal Order of Eagles and served as their State Auxiliary President in 1968-69. Barbara was longtime member of the Ladies of the Elks. She was a Lutheran by faith.
In the interest of science, Barbara donated her body to the West Virginia University Human Gift Registry. At her request there will be no public memorial service.
Published on September 21, 2019


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