She was born March 25, 1915, in Cheshire, to the late Horton Hayes Roush and Laura Ann Scott Roush. Mildred was a member of the first Baptist Church of Arcadia in Arcadia, Fla., and enjoyed attending church with her family at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City, Tenn.
She worked with her husband side by side for many years in their farming, dairy, and coal mining businesses in Ohio, and mining in West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Utah. After retiring, they moved to Arcadia, Fla., where they enjoyed raising cattle on their Circle U Ranch.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ura R. Swisher, brothers Everett and Hortie Roush, sisters, Eunice Bunce and Ruth Mack, and son-in-law, J.W. Shedd.
She is survived by: Sons: Robert E. Swisher and wife, Anne, Lake City, Tenn., and Carl L. Swisher and wife Martha, Caryville, Tenn.; Daughters: Betty J. Smith and husband Paul, of Clinton, Tenn., and Zelpha Irene Shedd, of Cincinnati; Grandchildren: Lisa, Bobby and Michael Swisher, Carla Hoskins and Shawn Swisher, Pamela Taylor, Alex, Brian and Joy Smith, Todd, Tyler and Tim Shedd; Great-grandchildren: Andrew Swisher, Lindsay, Cole and Clay Hoskins, Nikolai Swisher and Thomas Taylor; Several nieces and nephews, many friends and very special friends in Florida: The family of the late Paul Hines.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Monday May 29, 2006, at the Middleport Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home. Interment to follow the visitation at Gravel Hill Cemetery with Larry Lemley officiating.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to: Main Street Baptist Church P.O. Box 405 Lake City, Tenn. 37769, Lake City Coal Miners Museum P.O. Box 66 Lake City TN. 37769 or the charity of choice.