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Amber Dawn Swarts

November 3, 2017

Amber Dawn Swarts, 30, passed away on Friday, November 3rd in McPherson, Kansas.


Amber was born on July 28, 1987 in Newton, Kansas to Laron Swarts and Julie (Ammons) Swarts.


Amber was a very active and loving child. She loved her family, friends, housemates, and her “favorite staff”.  Amber was known for her love for “Barney”. If she was allowed, she would watch Barney 24/7. She participated in Special Olympics and received several medals for her efforts. She enjoyed being with her nieces and nephew as they sang and laughed together. She enjoyed swimming, going on walks, going to the park, feeding ducks, going on the merry-go-round and FOOD-especially McDonald’s.


She is survived by her mother: Julie Swarts; father: Laron Swarts, brothers: Justin and Nicholas Swarts; grandparents: Roberta Parks of Newton, Phyllis Swarts of Newton and Lynn and Etta Swarts of Walton, Amber is also survived by several nephews and nieces, aunts and uncles.  She was preceded in death by her great grandparent: Robert and Elinor Parks.


A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., November 7th at the Petersen Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will hold a public visitation on Monday, November 6th, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.at Petersen Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow the service at Walton Cemetery..


Amber had gone through an extended illness and Hospice Care the last several months. Her loving spirit and warm, childlike personality allowed her to be loved by many. She will be missed greatly by those who knew her and especially by her family and friends.


A memorial has been established for the Amber Swarts Family Fund, 433 E. 5th, Newton, Kansas 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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