Eleanor Swanson


October 1, 2010 - 12:00 AM

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.

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