Blanche E. McClellan of Ozark, Arkansas, died, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Ozark. She lived to be 104.
She was born Blanche Payne, on October 14, 1909 in Tennessee.
For many years, Blanche was part of the team of wonderful women who prepared the meals for the school children of Ozark. She lived a full life out living three husbands. Her first husband, Kerry A. “Swede” Sweten, she married in January of 1929 in Pope County, Arkansas. Clarence L. Parker she married in November of 1943 in Jackson, Missouri, and Miles Frederick ‘Wood’ McClellan. I could not find a date for marriage. Sadly, Blanche also lost a son, Kerry Dolan Sweten in 2003 and great grandson Kerry Cornelius Sweten and her aunt who raised her in Montana, Arkansas.
The funeral was officiated by Reverend Jan Akins with burial at Highland Cemetery in Ozark, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
She is survived by five grandchildren, Gary, Kerry, Steve and Jennifer Sweten and Teri Larson; numerous great, great-great grandchildren and friends.
Blanche was laid to rest in Highland Cemetery in Ozark.