Sonia Swanson 1949-2019

Sonia Swanson 1949-2019

Sonia N. “Mammaw” Swanson, 69, Mayetta, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

She was born February 23, 1949 in Dallastown, Pa., the daughter of Charles and Hazel Stewart Godfrey. She graduated from Spring Grove High School in Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Swanson worked as an inspector for Dentsply in York, Pa. She lived in Mayetta for five years and previously lived in Pennsylvania. 

She was a member of Light House Bible Church in Topeka and East Berlin VFW Post 8896.

She married Valent F. Swanson on Jan. 22, 1972, in Pennsylvania. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Angie Swanson; a sister, Sally Anderson; and a brother, Terry Godfrey. 

Survivors include a daughter, Tami Shoemaker and husband Brad, Holton; two granddaughters, Jennifer Norris and husband Joe and Julia Donaldson and husband Brentt; a great-granddaughter, Adeline Norris; and two brothers, Wayne and Galen Godfrey.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 18 at Feiser Funeral Home in East Berlin, Pa. Burial will follow in East Berlin Union Cemetery.

Local memorial contributions may be made to The House at Midland Care, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

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