Bettie D. Swartwood
July 11, 1936 – April 12, 2018
Bettie D. Swartwood, 81, passed away on April 12, 2018 at home. She was born on July 11, 1936 to the late Robert and Lily (Ortloff) Dean. She was the loving wife of Norman Swartwood for over 60 years. She loved spending time with her family, especially watching them at their sporting events. Not only was her family very important to her, but her church family at Eastside Assembly of God was as well. Bettie was preceded in death by her parents, and three siblings, Sanford Dean, Bobby Dean and Maggie Wells. She is survived by her husband of Bentonville; son, Kevin Swartwood of Bentonville; daughter, Cheryl Whatley and husband, Chad of Pea Ridge; brother, Paul Dean and wife, Barbara of Oregon; and 3 grandchildren, Alli, Sara and Brandon Whatley. Her visitation will be on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 5-7pm in Callison-Lough Funeral Home Chapel, Bentonville. A funeral will be on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11am in Eastside Assembly of God in Bentonville, burial to follow at Bentonville City Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.callisonlough.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
- Norman Swartwood, Husband
- Kevin Swartwood, Son
- Cheryl Whatley, Daughter
- Chad Whatley, Son-in-law
- Paul Dean, Brother
- Barbara Dean, Sister-in-law
- Alli Whatley, Granddaughter
- Sara Whatley, Granddaughter
- Brandon Whatley, Grandson
- Richard Carver, Pallbearer
- Marty Boyd, Pallbearer
- Stephen David, Pallbearer
- James Niccoli, Pallbearer
- Richard Hernandez, Pallbearer
- Jerry Dewitt, Pallbearer
- American Cancer Society
- Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Bettie D. Swartwood
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April 28, 2018
My name is Morris Renaud from Fresno, CA. Bettie Swartwood was my aunt and married to my mother's brother Norman.
Before they had their own children, when I was a young boy around 10-12. I would go to South Gate, CA where they lived, and spend a week with them every summer.
It was the highlight of my summers and I cherished every moment I spent with her and him. She was like a second mother to me, and I love her so much.
Rest in peace my beloved aunt, until we meet again.
Love you forever, Morris Renaud