Mary Helen Swinger, daughter of the late Arzie Baldwin and Bertie Barnett Baldwin, was born on January 6, 1926 at Charter Oak, Missouri, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, February 28, 2003, at the age of 77. Mrs. Winger was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a very active member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #311 for 53 years and a resident of Dexter. She was united in marriage to Harry Swinger on August 22, 1942 at Bloomfield. Mr. Swinger survives of the home in Dexter. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Gary Swinger of Memphis, Tenn., and David Swinger of Dexter; by two daughters, Diane Pruett of El Paso, Texas and Cynthia L. Burnett of Hurley, Mo.; by five brothers, Arzie Baldwin Jr. of Essex, Bill Baldwin of Charter Oak, R.H. Baldwin of Cuba, Mo., Ron Baldwin of Benton, and Rick Baldwin of Sturdivant; by one sister, Cassandra Breece of Jackson; by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Baldwin and Albert Franklin "Dick" Baldwin and by one sister, Polly Pannebecker. Visitation was held Saturday evening, March 1, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. An Eastern Star service was conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, March 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter with the Rev. Fred Leist officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.