Elizabeth F. Swanson
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Elizabeth F. Swanson
  • September 11, 1941 - December 12, 2017
  • Davenport, Iowa

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Bette F. Swanson, 76, of Davenport passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am Friday, December 15, 2017 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Davenport. Visitation will be Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Runge Mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Father Conroy's Vineyard of Hope. Online condolences may be express at www.rungemortuary.com. Bette was born September 11, 1941 in Clinton county daughter of Edward and Gladys (O'Meara) Cleary. She graduated from Maquoketa High School. Bette Cleary was united in marriage to Gerald Swanson on May 12, 1967 in Davenport, IA. She was employed as a hairdresser at Peterson Harned VanMaur in downtown Davenport. She was proud of her Irish Heritage. She enjoyed playing cards and the Home Shopping Network. But above all she adored taking care of her family. Bette is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Davenport; son, Steve Swanson, Davenport and sister, Mary (Joe) Sanders, DeWitt. In addition to her parents Bette was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy, Patricia, Leona, Jean and Sally and brother, Terry.