Ramona M. Swanson

June 17, 2022

A Memorial service for Ramona M. Swanson will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorials to Newton Community Schools may be left at the funeral home.

Ramona Marie Swanson, 91, the daughter of Claude Rossman Battles and Helen Gladys Runyan, was born in Mitchellville, Iowa on February 1, 1931. She graduated from Farrar High School with the Class of 1948. On August 12, 1948, Ramona was united in marriage to Fred Swanson in Cumberland, Maryland. Ramona did retail work in women’s fashion for Fashionette and Leuthold’s for 40 years.

Ramona was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to travel with Fred to watch the boys play baseball. She was also a very doting grandmother.

Ramona entered into her eternal home on June 17, 2022, at Park Centre in Newton, Iowa. She was preceded by her parents, step-father Louis Teslik, husband Fred Swanson on June 23, 2012 and her brother Royal Junior Battles.

Those left to honor the memory of Ramona include her sons and daughter-in-law Doug Swanson of Newton, Iowa and Gary (Geri) Swanson of Raleigh, North Carolina, grandchildren Jessica Swanson, Theresa Comer, Joe (Heather) Swanson, Carly (Mark) Olexik, and Kelly Swanson, great-grandchildren Ruby Swanson, Clayton Comer, Jack Swanson and Audrey Swanson and extended family and friends.

Online condolences may be left for the family at: www.pencefh.com.