A memorial service for Frances Louise Swarnes, age 88 of Belton will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel. A luncheon and time for fellowship and to share memories will be held at 3:00-5:00 P.M. at Harris Community Center in Belton at 401 N. Alexander St. Belton, TX 76513.
Frances Louise Swarnes born February 16, 1930 in St. Louis, MO to Frank and June Cline. Frances spent most of her life growing up in Missouri.
Frances had three sisters Bessie, Roselee, and Edna.
In 1946 she married Bill Lockhart shortly there after she began her family with four daughters Elnor, Billie Jean, Rose, and Effie. Bill proceeded her in death in 1959. Frances then married Russell Knepler and had two children. Ronnie and Donna.
Russell passed away. Years later she married Jack Swarnes and continued in her life’s journey. Shortly there after her daughter Billie Jean passed away.
Frances was blessed with a large family of six generations. Everyone dearly loved her. Son in laws, daughter in laws and all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and the sixth generation of her grandson.
Through the loss of her loved ones Frances began to ask questions. “Why do we die?” “Where did they go?” “What hope do we have as to see our loved ones again?” She got satisfying answers to these questions through a thorough study of the Bible. On September 29, 1997 she made her dedication to Jehovah God. She was very delighted to have her family be there to share in the joy of her baptism. Her sister Bessie coming from Missouri and her daughter Elnor in support of this special day. So many scriptures she loved, but her favorite Revelations 21:3-5 No more dying, she related to her dying as just to be asleep for a short time.
Frances was a great mother, a loyal friend and a hard worker. Her determination of attending her Christian meetings was out standing love she showed. She spoke happily of sitting with her young friend Aavery. When unable to drive she listened in on phone.
Frances remained loyal to her last breath saying Jehovah took care of me in the past and he will take care of me now. She will be missed, but we look forward to the time that Jesus gives his commanding call for all those in their memorial tombs to come out to a resurrection of life everlasting.
Mom we love you.
Mom you'll be missed so thankful I spent the last days with you. So looking forward to seeing you in paradise. Love Effie
The Williams familyOcals, FL
So sorry about your mom. She was such a sweet person. She loved Jehovah and He loved her. Take comfort that she is in his memory and we will soon see her again in Paradise.
Dena WilliamsonRussellville, AL
Dear Effie we were so sorry to hear about your Momma. I’m so glad you were there for her in her time of need. Your love and kindness was I’m sure a great comfort to your Mom as well as the hope we all share of seeing our loved ones again very soon! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs, The Stanley’s
Steve, Sheila & Kelsey StanleyOcala, FL
Thinking of you, Elnor, and sending prayers to bless and uphold you and your entire family during this time of loss. Much love
Jane WalkerBelton, TX
Your mother sounds like she was a wonderful person. I am so happy that she had her faith and love for Jehovah right to the end. She finished her race! Very soon she will be back in perfect health! We look forward to meeting her then. We love you, Effie!
Jayne and Steven
Jayne and Steven CarrollOcala, FL
From the words written about your Mom, she sounds like a lovely person. She had an amazing life. We are so sorry for the many layers of loss you’re feeling. We look forward to y’all introducing us to her in the resurrection.
Bob & Beryl NobleOcala, Florida, TX
Keeping your family in our prayers and looking forward to the resurrection.
Alicia HowardOcala, FL
Effie may you and your family continue to find comfort in the beautiful hope of the resurrection. It’s just around the corner. John 5:28 ❤️ We love you.
The Jordan Family 💕Ocala, FL
So sorry for your loss, Effie. We love you and can't wait to give you a big hug when you get back to Florida.
Dalmay WeaverOcala, FL
Sorry😢time will help but always a missing part in your heart till she’s back with you Tears will be there to help And all who love you will be here for support 💐🌺🌸🌷🌼😘
Paula stokesOcala, TX
Kristin JohnsonOcala, FL
Deepest condolences at the passing of your beloved mother. We pray that the Lord will comfort and strengthen your family at this time of grief.
Morris and Janet ShelkofskyTallahassee, FL