Julie Anne Sword
Julie Anne Sword
  • February 10, 1961 - August 20, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Julie Ann Sword


Julie Sword, 56, of Columbia, MO passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 after a long illness. Private Memorial services will be held in Kansas City in Mid-September at a location yet to be determined.

Julie was born February 10, 1961 in Kansas City, MO to Laurence and Shirley McInerney Silks. She was a graduate of the University of Missouri, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture. She worked many years for Wilkerson’s Nursery and Wilson’s Farm & Market in Columbia. On June 17, 1994, she married Marc Sword in Columbia. She was a wonderfully caring and dedicated mother and homemaker. She was a master gardener, having specialized in tomatoes and annual flowers.

She is survived by her husband, Marc Sword; daughter, Allison Sword of Chicago, IL; siblings, Paul (Ma Chun) Silks of Hong Kong, China, Mark (Martha) Silks of Perry, KS, Cindy (Mark) Smith of Lee’s Summit, MO; her mother, Shirley Silks of Lee’s Summit, MO; and three beloved cats, Domino, Pogo, and Peewee. Her father, Larry Silks, and brother, Greg Silks, preceded her in death. She had many treasured memories of the family together throughout the years at their cabins at the Lake of the Ozarks. She was an avid music lover, following in the footsteps of her father, Larry, “The Original”, who played all the big band classic hits at the lake.

Online condolences and remembrances may be left for the family at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

IN LIEU of FLOWERS, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society (http://www.cmhspets.org/donate/ ) or your favorite charity.