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Freida Pauline Swords

Posted December 10, 2012 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Windsor Heights

August 9, 1911 – December 6, 2012

Freida Swords

Freida Swords, 101, died Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery.

Freida was born in Derby, IA on August 9, 1911, to Ralph and Anna (Bond) Throckmorton. She moved to Des Moines in 1933 where she met her husband, Kenneth L. Swords. They made their home in Des Moines where they raised their son, Kenneth, Jr. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Eastern Star. Freida enjoyed golfing and playing card games.Freida is survived by her son, Kenneth (June) Swords of Peoria, IL, grandson, David Swords of Joliet, IL and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Swords and Britnay and Jeremy Hartman; and her sister, Moselle Blue of Morton, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her siblings, Mildred Sloan, Clair and Lloyd Throckmorton and her granddaughter, Pamela Smith.

Memorials contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church. Online condolences will be welcomed at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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