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Swager, Jack T.

Swager, Jack T.

September 22, 1927 — January 23, 2021

Jack T. Swager 93, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, formally of Blue Springs, MO, passed away January 23, 2021. There will be a private memorial service with private inurnment in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jack was born on September 22, 1927 to C.C. Ted Swager and Evelyn McReynolds Swager in Kansas City, MO. Jack was a 1945 graduate of Rosedale High School and a 1952 graduate of Baker University. During WW II he served in the U.S. Army as a Med Tech and was honorably discharged.  He owned the Ben Franklin five and dime on Main Street in Blue Springs for many years, where he raised his family. He then went to work for Bendix-Allied Signal before retiring and working part-time for the IRS. In later years, Jack and his wife moved to the Carlyle/Solstice in Lee's Summit, MO. There they enjoyed the staff, other residents and activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of sixty-three years, Elizabeth June Caswell Swager in 2015. He is survived by his four children Mark Swager of Independence, MO, Deborah Swager Sherman of Kansas City, MO, Linda Swager Childs and husband Rick of Kansas City, MO, Rebecca Swager Young and husband Jim of Lee's Summit, MO; grandchildren, Taylor Swager, Thomas Sherman (Cara), Ellen Sherman, Alison Cartee Slotterback (Andrew), Benjamin Cartee (Courtney), Andrew Young, Rachel Young; great grandchildren, Freedom Maggard and Vaeya Sherman, Harper and Ellis Slotterback, Addison Cartee and his beloved dog Sophie.

He earned his Private Pilot Certificate and enjoyed flying for many years. Jack had a love of traveling, especially to Colorado. He will be remembered for his strong opinion about politics, his dry sense of humor, ability to run a pool table and his love of animals.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations are made to KC Pet Project, a charity close to Jack’s heart. Please make the donation online at, scroll to find general donations and check the in memory box and note Jack’s name. You can also make the donation by calling 816-683-1345.

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There will be a private memorial service with private inurnment in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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