Macoupin County Enquirer, Thursday, 9 February 1984, page 3 column 2:

Earl Swift, 85, of Virden died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, February 4, at Carlinville Area hospital.

Services were at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, February 7, at Berry Funeral Home, Virden. Burial was in Union Chapel cemetery, west of Girard.

Surviving are his wife, Florence; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Lomelino of Virden and Mrs. Beatrice Taylor of Chula Vista, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Melba Riffey of Godfrey and Mrs. Doris Welch of Modesto; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lindeman and Mrs. Catherine Ulrich, both of Springfield; one brother, George of Springfield.