Marceline Roberts Swan


Funeral services for Mrs. Marceline Roberts Swan, 88, of Kilgore were held on Friday, September 15, in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with Reverend Paul Michael Vacca of First Baptist Church Liberty City officiating.  Burial followed at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview. Mrs. Swan passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Marceline was born on July 20, 1929 in Smackover, Ark. She was the daughter of the late W.G. and Edith Roberts. She graduated from Leverett’s Chapel High School in 1947 and attended Kilgore College. Marceline married Luther Fred Swan on November 12, 1949 at the Laird Hill Baptist Church and they were married for over 67 years. Marceline and Luther were owners of Swan’s Exxon in Liberty City for many years. She was a longtime member ofFirst Baptist Church Liberty City.  Mrs. Swan was a member of the Leverett’s Chapel Ex-Students Association and led the association as President for many years. She loved to visit with her family and friends. 

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Luther Swan of Kilgore; sons and daughters-in-law, Morris and Laura Swan of Liberty City and Jim and Helen Swan of Corpus Christi; brother, J.B. Roberts of Lufkin; brother-in-law, Carl Mays of Farmers Branch; grandchildren, Kate Swan, Jonathan Rendon, and Stephanie Rendon; three great-grandchildren, Paige Hardin, Cruz Rendon, and Isabelle Wold; AND several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Peggy Jean Mays, brother R.S. Roberts, and granddaughter Carrie Lynne Swan Harris. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Liberty City, 4714 FM 1252 W, Kilgore, TX 75662.

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