"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