Dimples C. Swoboda

Dimples C. Swoboda, 93, of Cairo, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on Nov. 28, 1920, in Sikeston, Mo., the daughter of Lawson and Mabel Patterson.

She married Gilbert Roy "Rags" Swoboda on Nov. 18, 1941. They were married for 72 years.

She was a member of the Cairo Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Roy "Rags" Swoboda Jr. of Cairo; a daughter, Nancy (Edward) Doss of Mounds; three grandchildren, Stephen Roy Swoboda and Gregory Ray Swoboda, both of Cape Girardeau, and Burton M. (Angie) Doss of Madison, Miss.; two great-grandchildren, Jackson M. Doss and Harper M. Doss, both of Madison, Miss.; a nephew, Lewis F. McRoy Jr. of Marion; two nieces, Patricia Berry of Indianola, Miss., and Laurie Johnson of Vicksburg, Miss.; brother, Bill (Janette) Patterson of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gilbert "Gibby" Swoboda III; her close sisters-in-law, Gussella Walston, Alice Johnson and Marie McRoy; and two sisters, Marie Goodard and Geneva Malian.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center in Cairo with the Rev. Larry Potts officiating. Interment was in Spencer Heights Cemetery in Mounds. Memorials can be made to Mighty Rivers or to the Cairo Public Library.

Crain Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

To leave online condolences, visit www.crainsonline.com.

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