Carole Swartz

Memorial services for Carole Rae Swartz, 66, Lawrence, KS,  will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.  She died April 16, 2011 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community. 

She was born July 8, 1944 in Connellsville, PA, the daughter of Robert S. and Ida Pearle White.  She was raised in Pennsylvania and lived in the Carlisle, PA area until moving to Kansas in the early 1980’s.

She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and later received her Master’s Degree from Emporia State University.

Carole was a Junior High Spanish teacher.  She taught at Pioneer Trail in Olathe for 15 years before retiring in 2001.  Shortly after retirement, she moved to Lawrence with her husband, Ted.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Carole loved travel, hiking, needlework, gardening, and reading.  She also was a volunteer usher at the Lied Center for many different events.  She will always be remembered for her kindness, hard work, and sense of humor.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Ted Swartz, of Lawrence; her daughter, Heather McComas of Evanston, IL; one brother, Robert A. White, St. Petersburg, FL; one sister, Kathryn F. Satterwhite, Bradenton, FL.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Constance J. McCalmont.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorials contributions in her name to the American Cancer Society, UNICEF, or Habitat for Humanity and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

7 Condolences

  1. Sheldon and Sarah Miller on April 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dear Ted and Heather, You took such wonderful care of Carole during her final illness. Our hearts go out to you as you cope with her loss. Deepest Sympathy.

  2. Kirsten Unger Hu on April 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dear Heather and the Swartz Family,

    My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom, wife, and beloved family member. She will be greatly missed. She leaves a wonderful legacy in her daughter and the many other people that she helped throughout her life.

    All of my best thoughts go out to you all at this difficult time.

    With love,

  3. Jo Renda on April 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Ted, I’m so sad to hear about Carole. My heart breaks for you and your family during this time. Carole made a difference in many lives as a teacher. She will be missed.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Kay Manchester on April 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dear Ted: My heart is breaking over the loss of your dear Carole. Please take comfort in the many happy years you shared as well as your unconditional love and care during her courageous battle. Our prayers and thoughts are with you & Heather. Love, Kay % Bill

  5. Lynn Badaracco on April 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Ted, I was so sorry to hear about this. Was out of town yesterday and unable to make the service. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Thinking of you, Lynn

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