Cheryl Ann (Lamberson) Swearingen (1954 - 2012)

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Cheryl Ann Swearingen was born on Nov. 10, 1954 to Fay and Lois (Fischer) Lamberson in Council Bluffs. She graduated from St. Joseph Ogden High School in Illinois.
She was united in marriage to Jeffrey Swearingen. Two children were born to this union: Cheri and Mark.
Cheryl was a key figure at Myrtue Medical Center and functioned in a multitude of positions, including: Administrative Services Director, Marketing and Public Relations Director, Education Coordinator, Credentialing Coordinator and was active on the Employee Activity Committee. She also was a strong advocate for employee health and wellness and served as a co-coordinator of the Wellness Center public fundraiser as well as the Shelby County Health Foundation Liaison, Safety Committee, and the Shelby County Health Endowment for Education.
She helped to make the Shelby County Women's Conference a success every year and served as a past President of Iowa Association of Medical Staff Services.
Cheryl was a kind person and always willing to pitch in and help out wherever and whenever needed. She enjoyed cooking, baking, bike riding and was an extremely organized person.
Cheryl died on Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Hospice House in Omaha, Neb., having attained the age of fifty-seven years, eight months, and three days. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Swearingen of Harlan; daughter Cheri and her husband Brian Spanjer of Council Bluffs; son Mark Swearingen of Omaha, Nebraska; four grandchildren; sister Joyce and her husband Les Midgett of Nanton, Alberta, Canada; brother David Lamberson of Tipton, Mo.; other family members and many friends.
Byron Paddock officiated the 11 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Harlan. Jennifer Perkins and Darla Miller provided the music. A private inurnment was held at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Council Bluffs.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL on Aug. 3, 2012