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Obituaries

Obituaries

Chloe Ellen Swadley 1926 - 2007 Lawrence

Graveside services for Chloe Ellen Swadley, 81, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Vinland Cemetery in Vinland. Mrs. Swadley died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born March 29, 1926, in Waldron, Ark., the daughter of William D. and Pearl Bottoms Paul. She grew up and attended schools in Bradleyville, Mo.Mrs. Swadley worked in her early years as a property manager in Lawrence. She later was a house manager at Ellsworth Hall at Kansas University until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed gardening, planting flowers and spending time with her family.She married Joe E. Swadley on Sept. 28, 1945. They shared more than 58 years of marriage before he died Aug. 4, 2004. She also was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dewey Paul.Survivors include a son, Kenneth Swadley and wife Joan, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Linda Wiseman, Baldwin City, and Michelle French and husband Les, Lawrence; two sisters, Juanita Herd, Bozeman, Mont. and Grace Mitchell, Springfield, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Danielle Fribie, Kesa, KJ, David and Brandi Swadley, Kelli Sousley, Kristal Griem, Kathi Wiseman, Kasi Brizuela, Aaron and Matthew Kolster, and Alicia White; and four great-grandchildren, Jordan, Emma and Madeline Griem and Ty Brizuela.The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. today at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin City, followed by a procession to the cemetery.The family suggests memorials to the Chloe Ellen Swadley Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City 66006.