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Leslie E. and Opal M. SWART

Ames Cemetery

Opal Marie Swart
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by : Jo Aguirre

April 2, 1924 - August 7, 2012

ENID Funeral for Opal Marie Swart, 88-year-old Enid resident, will be 1 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2012, at North Garland Church of Christ. Gordon Jantz will officiate. Burial will follow in Ames Cemetery . Arrangements by Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. Visitation with family will be 3-4 p.m. today at Henninger-Hinson Chapel.

Opal was born April 2, 1924, in Ames to Orien E. and Nora Belle (Salts) Albright and died Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in Greenbrier Nursing Home.

She attended local schools and graduated from Ames High School. Upon graduation, she went to work for Bell Telephone as an operator. On June 3, 1944, she married Leslie Swart in Oklahoma City in the Church of Christ. The couple made their first home in Enid before moving to the family farm near Ames. They lived and farmed there for 47 years. Upon their retirement, they returned to Enid.

She was a faithful member of North Garland Church of Christ. She and Leslie enjoyed wintering in Arizona. She enjoyed all arts and crafts, especially needle-point, painting and cake decorating.

She is survived by her husband Leslie, of the home; daughter Pam Denney and husband Gene of Clarendon, Texas; son Jerry Swart and wife Barbara of Ames; and son Bruce Swart and wife Linda, also of Ames; eight grandchildren, Triva Gentzler, Bryan Denney, Jenny Duncan, Ryan and Jared Swart, and Courtney, Jeff and Ashley Swart; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made through Henninger-Hinson to the Lariat Creek Christian Camp.

Condolences may be made to the family online at www.enidwecare.com.

(Submitted by family)

Leslie Swart
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by : Glenn
© Enid News and Eagle

July 28, 1926 - April 24, 2020

The private graveside service for Leslie "Les" Swart, 93, of Enid, is Monday, April 27, 2020 in Ames Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. Gordon Jantz will officiate. Visitation is from 8:00AM-8:00PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Les was born July 28, 1926 in Ames to Chester and Hazel (Frazier) Swart and died Friday, April 24, 2020 at Greenbrier Skilled Nursing. He attended Ames schools and graduated with the class of 1944. On June 3, 1944, he married Opal Albright in Oklahoma City. The couple made their first home in Enid before returning to the family farm near Ames. They lived and farmed there for 47 years until returning to Enid after their retirement.

He was a member of Ames Church of Christ and in later years, North Garland Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Lions Club of Ames and sat on numerous boards.

His hobbies included fishing, woodworking, and reading. He made various wooden items, such as birdhouses, that he enjoyed giving away. He and Opal loved to travel. They wintered in Arizona and visited 48 of the 50 states.

He is survived by daughter, Pam Denney and husband, Gene of Enid; son, Jerry Swart and wife, Barbara of Ames; son, Bruce Swart and wife, Linda of Ames; eight grandchildren: Triva Gentzler, Bryan Denney, Jenny Duncan, Ryan Swart, Jared Swart, Courtney Swart, Jeff Swart, and Ashley Bennett; nineteen great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Martens, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Opal; three brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be made through Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home to Lariat Creek Christian Camp, where he was a founding member.

Condolences can be given online at www.enidwecare.com

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