Brenda Dunbar-Swartz


Funeral services for Brenda K. Dunbar Swartz, 50, Olathe, KS, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS.  Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.  She died on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the Olathe Medical Center.

She was born on April 30, 1959 in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Charles H. & Doreta Patterson Dunbar Boyd.

Ms. Swartz was a graduate of Lawrence High School and had a B.A. Degree in Business Administration in 2005 from Ottawa University.  She received an M.B.A. from Ottawa University in 2007.

She was formerly employed as a senior project manager for the Sprint Corporation in Overland Park, KS.

Ms. Swartz attended the Life Church in Olathe, KS.

She married Dan M. Swartz on June 21, 1991 in Burien, WA.  He survives of the home.  Other survivors include: a daughter, Charise Swartz, of the home, a step-daughter, Danielle Eads, of Davenport, IA, a son, James S. Swartz, of the home, her mother and step-father; Doreta and Monty Boyd, of Lawrence, KS; her father and step-mother; Charles & Skip Dunbar of Sun City West, AZ, a sister, Beth Crist, of Lawrence, KS, a step-sister, Chris Johnson, of Scottsdale, AZ, and two step-brothers; Martin Boyd, of Lawrence, KS and Mike Boyd of Colorado Springs, CO.

The family will greet friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in her name to a fund being established for the Educational Fund for the Children of Brenda and Dan Swartz and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to  Subject: Swartz




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