Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Jo Ann Swink

Born: 1/9/1929

Died: 6/13/2006

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Jo Ann Swink, 77, of Swink, Oklahoma, passed away June 13, 2006, in Hugo. She was born January 9, 1929, in Swink, the daughter of H.M. Mahon and Grace Harkins Mahon and had lived in the Swink community for about eight years. Jo Ann was the granddaughter of original enrollee J.H. Jim Harkins who was a member of the Senate of the last Choctaw Council.

She married David Swink on November 25, 1945, in Amarillo, Texas. She liked to dance and play slot machines. She worked as a switchboard operator in McCuistian Hospital in Paris, Texas. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for the Girl Scouts, member of the Eastern Star and a Campfire Girl. She enjoyed people and being with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Jeffery Sizemore.

Survivors include her husband of the home; son, David M. Swink of California; daughter, Laura Joan Sizemore of California; one grandson, David Justin Sizemore; two sisters, Barbara Luke of Oklahoma and Kay Hughes of Paris, along with a host of other family and friends.