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The Western Star, August 1, 1963.

Gary Swarner Killed In Accident

Tragedy struck the Coldwater community Tuesday morning when they learned of the death of Gary Swarner. Gary, 22, son of Vertis Swarner, was killed Monday evening at his farm near Topeka when a tractor on which he was riding overturned.

Gary was born in Coldwater on July 30, 1940. He attended the Coldwater public schools and graduated from Kansas State University in 1962 with a degree in agriculture. He married Sharon Yvonne Reser, November 12, 1960 at Kansas City, Mo.

He is survived by the widow and two sons, Douglas Paul and Russell Ray, of the home; his father, Vertis Swarner, Coldwater.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the Coldwater Methodist church, with Rev. Major W. Parker, Ashland, officiating. Interment will be in the Crown Hill cemetery.

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