Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory

2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, AR


Phone: 479-855-1611

Anna Lea Swank Skaggs

Centerton, AR

1928 - 2013

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Published: January 31, 2013

Anna Lea Swank Skaggs, 84, of Centerton, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Mercy-St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born on Sept. 3, 1928, in Hiwasse, Ark., to Bert Allen and Una Croxdale Allen.

She was raised and educated in Hiwasse, Ark. She was employed by Daisy Manufacturing for 33 years. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church in Centerton. She loved her grandkids and gardening.

She was preceded in death by son, Lesley Donald Swank; and daughter, Cleta Norton.

She is survived by three sons, Frank Swank (Marilyn) of Gravette, Kenneth Swank (Kelli) of Centerton, Vernon Swank (Kitty) of Rogers; one daughter, Deanna Haughn (Mike) of Gravette; one brother, Gary Allen of Oklahoma; three sisters, Kayvee Spiva of Oklahoma, Jocecil Bates of Missouri, Mary Ruth Smith of Bella Vista, Ark.; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Gravette.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

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