Franklin “Frank” Swanson, 69, Independence, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2011.

Franklin “Frank” Swanson, 69, Independence, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2011.


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, September 30, 2011, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 10113 Lexington Ave, Independence, MO. Burial to follow at Mound Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, at the church.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church.


Frank was born December 10, 1941, in Independence, Missouri, the son of Ralph and Frances (Dendish) Swanson. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Frank retired in 2007 from Isle of Capri as maintenance engineer. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Ancient Order of River Rats. He enjoyed watching horse racing, football and gardening.


Frank was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Mary, in 1986.


Survivors include his loving wife, Peggy Eason Swanson; daughters, Una Ketchum and husband, James, Kami Byers and husband, Darin, and Samantha Robinson and husband, Dean; son, Ben Eason; grandchildren, Dustin and Austin Ketchum, Ellah Jo Byers, Lexi Mae “Rosebud” and Phineas Robinson and Bodi Eason; numerous cousins that were close to him and family.


Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.


Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, 816-252-7900.