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Iva Mae Swartz

June 10, 1928 September 23, 2019
Iva Mae Swartz
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Obituary for Iva Mae Swartz

Iva Mae Swartz, age 91 of Clifford Lake, Stanton, died Monday, September 23, 2019 at Green Acres Retirement in Greenville.  She was born June 10, 1928 in Mecosta.  On June 26, 1948, she married Kenneth Howard Swartz.  Iva was well known for her cooking and baking skills, and her family was never without her homemade bread.  For more than 25 years, she was an in home consultant for Beeline Fashions.  She enjoyed that career immensely, and traveled extensively to Beeline parties and conventions.  She loved music and loved to dance- she met Ken at a dance hall, and even danced at Green Acres a week before her death.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be deeply missed.  Iva is survived by her husband of 71 years, Ken; children, Pamela Swartz of Stanton, Greg (Kathi) Swartz of Greenville, and Brenda Swartz of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Jason Swartz of Greenville, Matthew (Sarah) Swartz of Stanton, Michael (Megan) Swartz of Seattle, and Christopher Zizos of Grand Rapids; great-grandson, Clark Swartz; sister, Cindy Dines of Lakeview; sisters-in-law, Lela Jurden and Lory Lockwood; and many other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her siblings, Ellen Bowser, Virgil Jurden, and Eugene Johnson.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, September 27, 2019 at Hurst Funeral Home, with Dan Pflug, Spectrum Health Hospice Chaplain, officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Interment will be in East Montcalm Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Barrie’s House or the Alzheimer’s Association.


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Visitation

Thursday

26

Sep

6:00 PM 9/26/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/26/2019 8:00:00 PM
Hurst Funeral Home

1801 W Washington Street
Greenville, MI 48838

Hurst Funeral Home
1801 W Washington Street Greenville 48838 MI
United States

Service

Friday

27

Sep

11:00 AM 9/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
Hurst Funeral Home

1801 W Washington Street
Greenville, MI 48838

Hurst Funeral Home
1801 W Washington Street Greenville 48838 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

East Montcalm Cemetery Final Resting Place

4600 South Greenville Road
Greenville, MI 48838

4600 South Greenville Road Greenville 48838 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Barrie's House

Alzheimer's Association- Greater Michigan Chapter

2944 Fuller Ave. NE, Suite 101
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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