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Joyce Aileen Swarthout

A graveside funeral service for Joyce Aileen Swarthout of Buffalo, was held Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Siloam Cemetery in Leon County. Bro. Phil Smith officiated and burial followed the service.
Ms. Swarthout was born in Buffalo, Texas on October 2, 1931, to Leonard and Americus (Beggs) Ridenour. As an adult, she and her husband, Harold “Smokie” Swarthout, lived for about 30 years in Houston. They then moved back to Leon County where Mr. Smokie passed away in November 2002. Ms. Joyce has lived here for almost 40 years. She attended the Siloam Church before it was closed.
Ms. Joyce was a homemaker. She enjoyed working on her family’s genealogy. When she was able, she would work in her flower beds or crochet. Ms. Joyce especially loved to see and visit with her children and grandchildren. Ms. Joyce passed away on March 18, 2017 in a Waco, Texas hospital.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Stacie Swarthout, and three great-granddaughters, MaKayla Crawford, Breanna Abraham and Shelby Slade.
Surviving family includes two sons, Larry Swarthout and Michael Swarthout, both of Buffalo; two daughters, Cheryl Burks of Buffalo and Sandra Asbridge and her husband, Gary of Woodway, Texas; three brothers, Wilburn Ridenour and his wife, Nina, of Buffalo, Leonard Weldon Ridenour and his wife, Mary, of Buffalo and Tommy Ridenour of Dew; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Bubba Lee, Michael Swarthout, Christian Slade, Nathan Crawford, Justin Grissett and B.J. Keefer.
Walters Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo was in charge of all arrangements.  Please log onto to leave condolences for the family in the memorial guestbook.

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