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Edna Swanson

Canyon, TX, 1924 - 2019

Edna Swanson, 95, of Texas, formerly of Springdale, Ark., went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Edna was born in Tennessee to Merritt John and Madeline Knight Dutton. In her late teens, she moved to California where she met and married Roy Swanson. She spent the next 20 plus years raising her family in Oxnard, Calif. During these years, she was very involved in church, boating, fishing and camping. She loved traveling with the family up and down the state of California enjoying their parks and recreational areas. She was also an excellent homemaker and cook who excelled in bread making, which she would continue to do into her 80's.
In 1966, Edna, husband and girls moved to Springdale, Ark. She was a member of the Elmdale Baptist Church and Peaceful Valley Bible Church. She was a devoted Christian who dearly loved her Lord Jesus. She daily read and studied the Word and practiced what she read her entire life. "Mom" has not died but has just "graduated."
In 2015, she moved to Texas to be closer to her daughter. She was residing at Conner Place, her second home, at the time of her passing. She was a caring, loving mother who will be dearly missed.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Thelma and brother-in-law Frederick Meyers; her husband; and daughter, Patricia "Kathy" Bailey. Survivors include daughter Barbara Clark and son-in-law James of Texas; and son-in-law, Jerry Bailey of Arkansas; one sister, Barbara Adolphson and husband Richard of Florida. Also included are grandchildren Michael, Sarah and William Clark, Pam Bailey Hutchens, Gwen Bailey Gregory and John and David Bailey; as well as great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 12-1 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at Beard's Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Beard's Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville, Ark. with Pastor Bill Pettigrew of Peaceful Valley Bible Church officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Peaceful Valley Bible Church, 2203 S. 40th St, Springdale, Ark. 72762. Condolences at

Published April 19, 2019

Beards Funeral Chapel
855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 479-521-8551