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Obituaries

Obituaries

Betty M. Swanson 1926 - 2008 Lawrence

Memorial services for Betty M. Swanson, 82, Lawrence, will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private family inurnment will be at a later date in Penwell-Gabel Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville.Mrs. Swanson died Monday, July 21, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born May 4, 1926, in Kiowa, the daughter of Alex and Pearl Alberding Johnson.Mrs. Swanson owned and operated the Candy Store and Popcorn Shoppe on Ninth Street in Lawrence for 10 years. She also worked as a teller and receptionist for Capital Federal Bank and retired in 2005. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1948 and was twice named Girl of the Year. She married Royden Swanson in January 1948 in Wichita. He died in 1974. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Erwin. Survivors include two sons, Mark Swanson and wife Kathleen, Lawrence, and Craig Swanson and wife Cheryl, New York City; and two grandchildren, Shauna and Alex. The family will receive friends following the services.The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Swanson.