Charles Leonard Swanson

June 24, 1936September 22, 2016

Charles Leonard Swanson, 80, died on September 22, 2016 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. He graduated from Southwest High School in 1954 and earned a degree from Wentworth Military Academy Junior College in 1956. Charles served on active duty with the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He worked at the Kansas City Star and for the Kansas City Zoo. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy P. Swanson and Jeanie (Murray) Swanson of Kansas City, Missouri and his sister Paula J. Bloczynsky of Tower, Minnesota. Many thanks for the care and kindness of his caregivers from Creative Care Consultants and at Santa Marta and Nottingham Health and Rehabilitation. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Mt Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 27, 2016
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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