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This week’s obituaries – September 27

John Joel Sword
Feb. 5, 1949 - Aug. 31, 2017
John Joel Sword, age 68, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2017, after a brave and lengthy fight with cancer.
John was born Feb. 5, 1949, in Burns, Oregon to Joel and Elfreda (Scheckle) Sword of Drewsey, Oregon. He joined an older sister, Darlene, and they were later joined by a younger sister, Frances.
John was a lifetime resident of Drewsey. He attended Pine Creek Elementary School and Burns High School, graduating in 1966. After graduation, he attended Treasure Valley Community College and then joined the National Guard where he attended . . .