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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