Mary Helen Swinger, 77, died on Feb. 28, 2003 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Mrs. Swinger was born Jan. 6, 1926 in Charter Oak, daughter of the late Arzie and Bertie Baldwin of Charter Oak, and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. On Aug. 22, 1942 she married Harry Swinger who survives of the home. Mary had been an active member in the Order of the Eastern Star for 53 years. Survivors in addition to her husband include: two daughters, Diane Pruett of El Paso, Texas and Cynthia L. Burnett of Hurley; two sons Gary Swinger of Memphis Tenn., and David Swinger of Dexter; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home on Saturday, March 1 from 5-8 p.m. The Funeral service, will be at the United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. in Dexter, with the Rev. Fred Leist officiating.