Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ LOIS SWARTZ, MOUNT AYR
Lois SWARTZ, 93, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Blockton, died Jan. 7, 2004, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount
Ayr. The Rev. Scott MARCUM will officiate the service. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Blockton. There is
open visitation with the family receiving friends 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Mount Ayr. Memorials may
be directed to the Christian Church in Blockton.
Mrs. SWARTZ, daughter of Mary Pearl (DEFENBAUGH) and Ray Martin
SHAFER, was born Nov. 5, 1910, near Redding. She graduated from Blockton High School in 1929 and Chillecothe Business
College in Chillecothe, Mo. In 1932, she married David STEPHENS. In 1977, she married Roy SWARTZ. She was a homemaker
and member of the Christian Church in Blockton, Eastern Star, Blockton Garden Club and Brigde Club.
a son, Robert (wife Kathleen) STEPHENS of Bella vista, Ark.; a daughter, Mary (hubsand Karl) DREIER of Lago Vista,
Texas; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a son,
Richard David STEPHENS; and a brother, Archie W. SHAFER.
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