TOPEKA, Kan.—Gene R. Swim, 88, died on March 14. For over 30 years he was pastor of Faith Baptist Church, where he loved preaching the Word.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, on Sept. 4, 2012. They would have celebrated their 67th anniversary on Sept. 9. Also preceding him in death are two daughters, Pamela Fritton and Rebekah Quinlan.

Survivors include his children Shirene Hoppe, Steve Swim, Debbie Alvarado, and Mark Swim.