Laura Swafford, age 87, entered into rest January 17, 2017 at St Joseph Hospital in St Charles. She had worked as a seamstress/tailor and enjoyed sewing and hidden picture puzzles. Born April 2, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late John Edward and Annie Olive (Heggs) Boener.
Survived by sons: Larry Lee Smith of Casa Grande, AZ and Jerry Lee Smith of Festus, MO; niece: Mary Beard; nephew: John Edward Beard; grandchildren: Carrie Smith, Bruce Smith, Shane (Jenna) Smith, Jason (Tracy) Smith, Tracy (Paul) Stamper, Terri (Joe) Hamelin and K.C. (Becky) Jaecks; grandson in-law: Brent Finchum; 17 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by brothers: John Edward Oliver Boerner and Conrad Edward Boerner; sister: Annie Laura Boerner; and granddaughter: Elizabeth Finchum.