Mary Ann Swanson

Mary Ann Swanson passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Medicalodges Eudora.

Mary Ann was born on a farm on May 14, 1932 in Pleasant Prairie Township, Martin County, Minnesota, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Quiggle) Bowman.

She married Ernest R. Swanson on May 29, 1954 in Granada, MN. He preceded her in death in 2013.

She was a faithful Christian wife, a homemaker and the mother of four children, employed as a legal secretary and loan officer throughout her career. She shared her Christian faith with service to local churches in various roles. Everyone enjoyed her skillful baking. And, she loved to cook and serve the most delicious food. Most of all, she loved God. If you knew her, you knew of her love. She left this world loving and praying for the people around her.

Survivors include her two daughters; Deborah A. Lewellyn (husband, Rory), Rebecca L. Edge (husband Gary); her son, Stephen Kent Swanson (wife, Beth); sisters, Lora Lee Larson, Nancy Ruehman, Anita Zentner; and brother, Daniel Bowman. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, Eugene Bowman, Arvid Bowman, and Donald Bowman; and a son, Robert Swanson.

Her body will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on December 9, 2020 in Eudora, KS.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Medicalodges Eudora and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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