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Eleanor Alvina (Hasstedt) Swanson (1918-2010)

HASSTEDT, SWANSON, AHRENS, PRATHER, BETSWORTH, SMART, BROWNING

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/21/2011 at 21:49:39

OBITUARY - THE IOLA REGISTER

Eleanor Alvina Swanson, 91, of Gas died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

She was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Boone County, Iowa, to Charles and Minnie (Arhens) Hasstedt. She grew up in the Boone, Iowa, area.

On Sept. 6, 1936, she married Leslie H. Swanson. He worked construction. They lived in numerous communities before moving to LaHarpe in 1962 and then to Gas in 1971. He died July 20, 1976.

She worked several years for Schell Cleaners and also provided day care in her home. She enjoyed baseball, crocheting and yard work. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Iola.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Prather, Humboldt, Delores Betsworth, Wichita, and Ruth Smart, Iola; a sister, Louise Browning, Boone; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Four brothers, two sisters and three great-grandchildren died earlier.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Iola. The Rev. Bruce Kristalyn will officiate. Burial will be in Moran Cemetery.

Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church may be left at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at iolafuneral.com.

Obituary - Iola Funeral Home

Eleanor Alvina Swanson, 91, of Gas, Kansas entered her heavenly home Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.

Eleanor was born November 29, 1918 in Boone County, Iowa the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Arhens) Hasstedt. She grew up in the Boone, Iowa area.

On September 6, 1936, Eleanor married Leslie H. Swanson. He worked construction so consequently they lived in numerous communities before moving to LaHarpe, Kansas in 1962 and then to Gas in 1971. He preceded her in death on July 20, 1976.

She worked several years for Schell Cleaners and also did day care in her home. Eleanor enjoyed baseball, crocheting and yard work. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Iola.

SURVIVORS:

3 Daughters: Patricia Prather of Humboldt, KS, Delores Betsworth of Wichita, KS and Ruth Smart of Iola, KS

1 Sister: Louise Browning of Boone, Iowa

10 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, 2 sisters and 3 great grandchildren.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 2, 2010, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Iola. The Rev. Bruce Kristalyn will officiate

BURIAL: Moran Cemetery, Moran, Kansas

MEMORIAL: Grace Lutheran Church

Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences for the family may be left on this website, www.iolafuneral.com.


 

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