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Betty Swanson

Betty L. Swanson, 92, of Van Buren passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014. She was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Muskogee to the late Mark and Margaret Ogden. She was a retired legal secretary, a homemaker and a substitute teacher for the Van Buren School District. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Van Buren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard R. Swanson; and two brothers, Dee and Gordon Ogden.

She is survived by a daughter, Jane Reamer and husband Steve of Prairie Grove; two sons, John Swanson of Van Buren and Tim Swanson and wife Janet of Collinsville, Okla.; four grandchildren, Steven Swanson of Barling, Joe Ivey of Goshen, Beth Kvamso of Fayetteville and Aleyah Miller of Novato, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren, Tyler Swanson, Rosemary Miller, Naomi Miller, Emma Kvamso and Ragen Ivey.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Chapel with interment of ashes at a later date at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

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