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One of the Original RNA Founders Passes Away, Sheila Swearingen

posted Mar 28, 2018, 9:39 PM by Carla Robinson   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 9:08 PM ]
Sheila Kiernan Swearingen, 73, passed away in Tulsa on March 20, 2018. Sheila was one of the founding members of the Renaissance Neighborhood Association. She was instrumental in saving the Campbell Hotel from being torn down for parking space in the late 1990s. Sheila and her husband Scott lived on College Avenue but recently moved to live near Riverside Drive. Our city and our neighborhood have lost a great civil leader.

Taken from her obituary in the Tulsa World:

She was born in Dana Point, California, on June 1, 1944 to Edmund and Roberta Kiernan. She graduated from California State Long Beach in 1966. She met and married her husband of 39 years, Scott Swearingen, in San Leandro, California, before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981.

She was a loving wife, a caring mother, and a deeply involved member of the community, most recently serving as president of the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma. She will be remembered for her warmth, her leadership, her gentle heart, and her quiet and fierce devotion to the causes she believed in. She is survived by her husband, Scott Swearingen; her daughter, Julia Swearingen; and her son, Jake Swearingen and wife, Laura Wiles.

The memorial service will be held at All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria Ave., on Saturday, March 31st, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma, JustHope, or the All Souls Unitarian Church Green Team.
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