Margaret Ann King, passed into eternal rest September 22, 2021, at
Freeman Neosho Hospital after a long illness.
Margaret Ann Swihart was born June 21, 1929, in Warsaw, IN, the
daughter of Frank and Florence (Snider) Swihart. Margaret had lived
in Seneca most of her life. She was a former member of the Seneca
Study Club, author of Messy Margaret’s Cookbook and was one of the
founding members of the Seneca Food Pantry where she volunteered.
Margaret loved cooking, reading, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and
canning pickles for her family. Margaret loved her family and loved to
travel. She will always be remembered as Wayne’s co-pilot in all their
Margaret was a faithful member of the Seneca United Methodist Church
since she and Wayne moved to town in 1948. She was a past president of
the United Methodist Women at the church and a past president of the
District United Methodist Women. Margaret served for years as the
secretary-treasurer of the Seneca United Methodist Church. She was
the hostess of all the church dinners and events. She will be
remembered for her kind heart, her ability to show Christ’s love to
others, her faith and no one will forget her cooking.
Margaret Ann Swihart married J. Wayne King on April 2, 1948, in
Warsaw, IN, and he survives.
Additional survivors includ; her children, Janet McConnell and Bruce
of Seneca, John King and Kay of Neosho, Jim King and Russ of Romney
WV, Judy Rhinehart and Kevin of Joplin, Sharon Pack and Tom of Dayton,
OH, and Violet Kanonuhwa of Atlanta; one sister, Mary Lou Swanson of
San Angelo, TX; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 11
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law,
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 26,
2021, at the Seneca Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 27, 2021,
at the Seneca Church of Christ with Marilyn O’Brien and Jake King
officiating. Burial will be in the Seneca Cemetery with Josh King,
Will King, Jake King, Arthur King, Aaron Arlington, Shay McConnell and
Seth McConnell serving as pallbearers.
Arrangement under the personal direction of Campbell-Biddlecome
Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.
Memorial contribution in lieu of flowers can be made to the Seneca
Food Pantry or the Seneca United Methodist Church in care of the
Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, PO Box 380, Seneca, MO 64865.