Jasper Swafford, 21 months


Jasper Allen Dean Swafford, 21 months, died at 9:29 a.m., on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

 Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 9, at Heartland Community Church, located at 3253 Brush College Road in Decatur. A Celebration of Life will follow, at 2 p.m., at the church, with Pastor Andy Troyer officiating. Calvert Funeral Home in Argenta is assisting the family with arrangements.

 Jasper was born on June 6, 2019, in Decatur, the son of Tommy A. and Tricia K. (Poppenhouse) Swafford, Jr. He loved the movie “Toy Story,” to draw and play peek-a-boo.  He especially loved his sisters, mommy and daddy.

Jasper is survived by his parents, Tommy A. and Tricia K. Swafford, Jr. of Argenta; siblings, Sofia and Airalyn Swafford; maternal grandmother, Elaine (Chad) Newingham of Carrollton; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Leesha Swafford, Sr., of Forsyth; maternal great-grandparents, Donald and Maxine Page of Litchfield; maternal great-grandmother, Flora Patricia Poppenhouse of Astoria, OR; paternal great-grandmother, Rhonda Rhodes of Vandalia; paternal great-grandmother, Princess Cole of Pana; paternal great-great-grandparents, Doug and Billie Sitter of St. Charles, MO; aunt, Josie Swafford and her children, Zoey, Zac, and Zadie; Uncle, Corie (Felicia) Poppenhouse and their children, Connor, Arabella, Juniper, and Greenli; aunt, Chelsea (Connor) Evans and their children, Adalee and Bodhi; uncle, Cole, and his son, Weston; and uncle, Ethan.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Chester Allen Poppenhouse; maternal great-grandfather; paternal great-grandfathers, Teddy Dean Rhodes and Robert Swafford; and great-uncle, Nicky Dean Rhodes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House of St. Louis, 3450 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104. Condolences may be left online at www.calvertmemorial.com.


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