Karen Arlene Swart

Karen Arlene Swart

Karen Arlene Swart, formerly of Millcreek, Pa, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019, in The Retreat at Buford, Buford, GA.

A native of Warren, PA, she was born January 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Clara Boyd Nielsen.

She was a 1953 graduate of Warren High School and later Doyle School of Beauty, Buffalo, NY.

She had worked as secretary to the chief engineer of the Ohio Turnpike, secretary of Weis Library United Methodist Church and as an associate at WalMart, Erie, PA, retiring in 1999.

She was a member of Phi Master Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, and several bridge groups, as well as teaching bridge. Her hobbies were reading and music.

Surviving are her husband J. Roger Swart; daughter Cynthia Holley and her husband Richard of Buford, GA; six grandchildren Brandon, Ashley, Robert, Joshua and Katelyn Holley and Brett Swart; a sister Joyce Evan of Bradford, PA; a brother K. Allen Nielsen and wife Mary of Lawrenceville, GA and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son Gregory Swart.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Lind Funeral Home where friends will be received for one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Open Meadows Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505.

You may leave words of condolence at www.lindfuneralhome.com.