Obituary: Martha Swarts


A funeral service for Martha Ladine Swarts, 87, of Webb, Ala., was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation was Friday, Nov. 1, from 5-8 p.m. at the mortuary.

Mrs. Swarts died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at her home.

Martha Morris was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Cottonwood, Ala., the daughter of Lillie Bee and Alonzo Morris.

She married Boyd Swarts on May 21, 1952.

The couple lived in Iowa until 2011, when they built a home in Webb.

Her hobbies were cooking, gardening, and caring for family and friends.

Survivors include her husband; her daughters, Connie (Tim) Vogel, Elkhart, Ind., Bonnie (Jim) Ehlert, Hardy, Va., Donna Real, Ogallala, Neb., and Carol (Robert) Hultquist, Princeton; sons, Earl (Kathy) Swarts, Bettendorf, Carl (Rhonda) Swarts, Lost Nation, and Darrel (Peggy) Swarts and Dale (Teresa) Swarts, all of Eldridge; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janice Moran, Eldridge.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Micaehel Real, and a brother, Edward.

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