Bill Merritt Funeral Service

6201 Northwest 39Th Expressway, Bethany, OK


Mary F. Swaim

December 15, 1933August 23, 2019

Mary F. Swaim passed away August 23, 2019 in Bethany, OK at the age of 85. She was born December 15, 1933 in Nichols, SC to Bruce and Rose Ann Long Ransome. Mary was a long time resident of Bethany. She was an active member of the Maranatha Baptist Church for over 35 years using her love of baking to sell baked goods and donated sales to support the churches missions. Mary loved cooking and baking and sharing that love with her family and friends. She worked for a courier service for several years and loved the interaction she got to have with the people she delivered to and worked with. She also worked as a sales associate for JC Penny’s in Penn Square mall for about 10 years. Mary loved her family which include 4 daughters, Sylvia Wilcox of Yukon, Jean Riley and Sharon Franklin both of Blanco, TX and Pamela Case and husband, Mike of Mustang, sister, Isla Pearl Horne of Florence, SC as well as 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Henry McNeil and Robert Swaim, 2 brothers, Jesse Ransome and Billy Ransome, granddaughter, Stacy Franklin and 2 sons-in-law, Lloyd Wilcox and E. B. Franklin.


  • Mike Case
  • Colton Case
  • Caleb Case
  • Connor Case
  • Gordon Neumann
  • Casey Braun


  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Mary F. Swaim

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Pearl Horne

August 25, 2019

I have to smile when I remember my 2nd grandson, Kenny visiting with us, and of course Sis being Sis had cakes and pies cooked. He especially loved a chocolate layer cake she had baked. After he returned home his mother went by the bakery to pick up some goodies for him. She is trying to place her order, when Kenny says in a loud voice: Mama,see that cake there. My Aunt frances can. Make cakes way better than these. Needless to say she finished her order fast. Sis and I laughed over that more than once.

Melinda Neumann

August 25, 2019

Bammaw, I love you with all my heart and though I’m so sad to have you leave us, we all have some peace knowing that you in Heaven cooking for everyone up there. Thank you for being such a wonderful Grannie. You will always be my sunshine💔❤️ I love you so much