Mary Swain Bacon

"Then and Now"

Mary Swain Bacon, 95, of Kent, died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.

She was born May 14, 1918 in Dupo, IL to Jim Henry and Verna (Welborn) Swain. She was a graduate of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS and Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She was a veteran of the Womens Army Corps during the World War II where she earned the rank of 1st Lieutenant. She taught Political Science at Indiana University, Mississippi State University, and Kent State University.

She is survived by her children, William Roger Bacon of Kent, Rebecca Ellen (Dieter Magin) Bacon of Lakewood, Colorado, Margaret Katherine (Russell Harbaugh) Bacon of Vinton, Virginia; and James Edward Bacon of Ketchikan, Alaska; three grandchildren; and sisters, Margaret E. Swain and Martha H. Swain both of Starkville, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Bacon in 2008; son, George Robert Bacon; and sister, Zelma Ann Swain.

Memorial contributions may be made to RMH Foundation-Visiting Nurse and Hospice, POB 1204, Ravenna, OH 44266-1204.c

(RC 4-2-14)

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  • Rest in peace, dear friend. I was a fellow graduate student of yours at Kent in the early 1970s. You were older than us in person years, but were always both wiser and far more fun than any of us. You gave meaning to Bob Dylan's words "I was much older then, I'm younger than that now." And I hear that you remained young until virtually the time of your passing. I loved you, friend. All of us did. Rest now, because you did life so very well.

    Dave Gillespie

    Charleston, SC

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  Growing up in Kent and living 3 doors down the street I remember Mrs. Bacon as a wonderful and kind woman.  It is just ashame that as we grow older we loose touch with wonderful friends as the Bacon's.    God bless all of you.

    Rich Rabatin  

    Ravenna, Ohio    

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