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Sue Swanson

Obituary of Sue E Swanson

Sue E. Swanson, 73, of Sinclairville, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, September 23, 2021 after a 21 month, warrior-like battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born March 27, 1948 in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Walter and Beverly Barkman Clark. She was a 1966 graduate of Southwestern Central School. In addition to helping her husband with the daily operation of the family farm, Sue was also employed for over 22 years as a teacher's aide at Cassadaga Valley Central School and continued to substitute in the office until 2019. In the evenings, she was the supervisor of extracurricular sporting events for the district and she was a waitress at the Stockton Hotel and the former White Horse Inn. She was also a member of Park United Methodist Church. Sue kept the score books for her husband's softball and basketball teams and loved driving around the family properties on her golf cart. She loved being a grandmother and attending her children and grandchildren's sporting events, music recitals and school activities. Whether on a Caribbean or Lake Erie beach, mowing the grass, or sitting at the pond, Sue loved being in the sun. Other happy times were spent on the phone with her sisters, having coffee with Linda Bailey and Beth Loomis on Wednesday mornings, having lunch with Helen Bochmann, and taking country drives with Johnny and her dog “Bear”. Sue also enjoyed decorating the house for Christmas, always paying special attention to the details on her Christmas tree. She had a knack for buying friends and family the perfect gift(s) and for planning family vacations. She loved traveling, especially to visit family in North Carolina. Wife to Johnny Swanson; mother of Amanda (Marc) Myles and Vicki (Kevin) Martin, all of Sinclairville, and Jill (David) Lawson of Cassadaga; grandmother of, Lindsey (Chas) Criss, Kay (Steven) McElwain, Lauren (Scott) Fenton, Jon Kevin (Libbi) Martin, Karli and Annie Lawson, and Melanie and Mallory Myles; great-grandmother of J.V., Chas and Charles Criss, Kevin and Skyler Herington, Kenny, Karolyn, Shepherd and Selah McElwain, Tucker, Marsal, Marty and Clint Fenton, Robby and Jay Martin and baby girl Martin arriving in December; sister of Diane (Wendell) Berg and MaryEllen (John) Owens; aunt of David (Marie) and Jared Berg, Jennie (Matt) Mayo, Evan (Kate) Owens and their children, Rylan, Bella, Owen, Lucy and Oakleigh. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 7p.m. in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. A funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Park United Methodist Church, 39 Sinclair Dr., Sinclairville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Sinclairville. Memorials can be made to Park United Methodist Church or Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. The family sends a heartfelt thanks to caregivers, Karen and Kayla from Hospice as well as Dr. Basem Goueli and Jill Lawson for the dedicated care to Sue which allowed her to spend her final days in the comfort of her home.
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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Jordan Funeral Home
6 Parkway Drive
Sinclairville, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Park United Methodist Church
39 Sinclair Drive
Sincalirville, New York, United States