Nancy Kay Swearingen
Funeral services for Nancy Kay Swearingen, 72, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery in Clinton, KS. She died November 8, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
She was born September 19, 1943 in Topeka, Kansas the daughter of William W. “Doc” and Margaret “Peg” (Clark) Wempe.
She worked for her father at the Wempe Small Animal Hospital in Lawrence for a number of years. She also owned and operated the Pampered Pet Boutique. She loved to shop and collect, but most of all she loved being a mother and grandmother.
She was married to Thomas Henry Swearingen on August 26, 1967 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death on August 11, 2011.
Survivors include her children, Thomas H. Jr. Swearingen, of Elgin, IL, William C. “Bucky” (wife, Cindy) Scribner, of Camdenton, MO, daughter, Heather Van Swearingen, of Marinwood, CA, and Rocky (wife, Becky) Swearingen of Lawrence, KS, three brothers, Dr. Michael Wempe, Odessa, TX, Peter (wife, JoAnn) Wempe, Lawrence, K.C.(wife, Kari) Wempe, Lawrence; 8 grandchildren, Thomas Christie, Lawrence, Kaylee Swearingen of Elgin, IL, Skyler Swearingen, Hollywood, CA; Jacob Scribner of Roeland Park, KS, Cody Scribner of Monticello, AR, Brandon Cooney and Morgan Cooney of San Rafael, CA and Holly Swearingen of Lawrence, KS; two great grandchildren, Sophia Christie and Finn Christie of Lawrence, KS and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Suzanne Swearingen; a sister, Patricia Transmeier and a brother, Stephen C. Wempe.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in her name to VNA Hospice or to Douglas County Fair Livestock Committee and may be sent in care of the mortuary.