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Betty June Swain, 98, of Petersburg, passed away at Amber Manor Care Center on August 16, 2023. She was born February 25, 1925 in Petersburg to the late Walter Whitney and Thelma (Lang) Norrington. She worked as a beautician for many years, was a member of the Petersburg General Baptist Church, and attended the Steam Engine Club in Boonville. Betty loved working out in the yard, especially tending to her garden. She was a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and caring for everyone with a loving heart. She was a great cook and her family will remember all the holidays together eating her delicious meals. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Betty is survived by her daughter Doris Cooper of Petersburg; granddaughter, Kelly May of Petersburg; great-grandchildren, Cody May, Tanner May, Terra May, Justin May, and Travis May; great-great-grandchildren, Roslynn May, Chloe May, and Layla Shalabi; and brother, Ishmel Whitney.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oliver “Red” Swain; a still born son; and siblings, Junior, Bob, and Jean.
The funeral service will be held at the graveside at 1:30 PM (Central Daylight Time) Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg, with Pastor Joe Collins officiating, and burial to follow.
For those who wish memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital located at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Shriner's Hospital for Children located at 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.
Condolences may be expressed online at CornColvinFuneralHome.com. The Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City is honored to serve the Swain family.