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Betty Catherine Swope

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Service: 12:00pm Thu. August 27th, 2020
Location: American Legion

SWOPE, Betty Catherine "KT", age 79, of Springfield Ohio, passed away at 6:05 AM Sunday, August 23, 2020. She declared her faith in Jesus before her passing and now rests safely in her Savior’s arms. Betty was born Nov 30, 1940. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter Pinkerman and Beatrice Hatfield, husband of 36 years Ronald Swope SR., sister Joyce and brother Charles, son-in-law Christopher Burns and daughter-in-law Heidi Waugh. She is survived by her children: Ricky Dennin (Julie), their children (Kathryne, Destiny, Serenity, Conner, and Rikki Lynn); daughter Kathy Burns Clevenger (Jeff) and children, Autumn Kelley (Patrick) and their children (Lilly, Bella, Levi and Jameson), Dr. Christopher Burns DDS., Kyle Burns (Kaitlyn); daughter Rhonda Blair (Rick), children Clinton Michael (Tonya), Mariah (Jimmy) and their children (Maelyn and Jazleen), Jaret Blair and Cameron Blair; son Ronald Swope Jr. - ROLO (Heidi Waugh) and their children (Sierra, Sydney and Skylar); and daughter Heidi Swope. Betty was known for her love of Angels, Betty Boop and birds especially her beloved bird Topper and her little poodle PEPEE. She adored her Cherokee heritage. Betty was one of the neighborhood moms and always asked if everyone was ok. She was an avid lover of all the Holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our childhood house on Linden Ave. was always decorated inside and out to the T. She had SANTA (RON) and the boys out on the roof every year putting up decorations… She made the Holidays special and my sister and I continue that holiday cheer even today with our own children and grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her! Rest in peace MaMa!!! Arrangements were made through Conroy Funeral Home and Betty was laid to rest in St. Bernard’s Cemetery. A Private family service will be held at a later date to be officiated by Pastor Jeff Clevenger.
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Missing you today mom!!!! So glad your safe now!!! You will always be in my heart!!!! Love you always!!!!!

- Kathy Clevenger, Saturday September 12th, 2020

Mama we had a family memorial sunday...almost all us kids and grandkids were there..it was lovely! We celebrated you after with a big family dinner in your honor!!! The great grandbabies got to hang out at the kiddie table..they had a blast! You would of enjoyed all the giggles...we miss you always!!!! Love YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY...

- Kathy Clevenger, Tuesday September 8th, 2020

Kathy, Ricky, Rhonda, Ronnie, Heidi. I am deeply saddened to hear of your Mother passing. She was one of most kind and sweetest people on Linden Ave. Mrs. Swope always made all the neighborhood kids feel like one of her own and made you feel welcome in her home. My prayers to her entire family. KT Swope sure was an angel on earth. Rest in Heaven Mrs. Swope, Forever grateful that you were a part of my childhood on Linden Avenue. Missy “Blancet “ Shipton

- Missy “Blancet” Shipton, Sunday September 6th, 2020

Mom went to your pretty little site the other day to water your mum and found a little bird egg shell on top next to your flowers....the next day Rhonda found the same type of lil egg on her front step on HER way to go water your mum.. We know how you loved birds ..and thought it was so cool both of us found a lil egg...just little.thimgs like that remind us of you...we miss you so much!

- Kathy Clevenger, Wednesday September 2nd, 2020

Mom thinking about ya this morning... Remembering all the times as kids going camping at Indian Lake and how fun that was...remembering the tornado that ripped through there and how you huddled us all together to keep us safe....I remember how much you loved Schuler's strawberry pies..and Later how much you loved your oatmeal cream cookies...you were very special to alot of people and will be greatly missed. But I am so happy you decided to join Christ. I am happy you are safe and free of all the turmoil this world was giving.. RIP Mama!!! I love you ALWAYS!!!

- Kathy Clevenger, Monday August 31st, 2020

Mom I been talking about ya to the girls at work...telling them about your potato candy and how you taugjt me to make it..you taught me to make goulash, SOS. Which I hated that stuff buy the way lol...and how you taugjt me to make gravy...just remembering the little things growing up..such happy memories....Mama I will miss you so much...Rhonda will miss you too she is so tore up over you passing....we will both miss you everyday!!!! We love you!!!!

- Kathy Clevenger, Monday August 31st, 2020

Mama I miss you!!!! Im am so thankful you are not suffering anymore....You were giving it your all at the end...Telling me ..Im trying to get better...bless your heart....I miss you!!! I will always think of you when we were young swimming in the pool together and one of my fondest memories was you being there with me when Autumn was born...You were so excited when that lil baby boy turned out to be a lil baby girl. We were both shocked......I remember when you taught me how to do the stroll...lol that was a blast!!!! Love you mama.. Your will forever be in my HEART!!!

- Kathy Clevenger, Saturday August 29th, 2020

Kathy I am so sorry at the passing of your mother. KT was a wonderful lady. Im so happy you were able to spend so much time with her. She was so happy and loving toward her girls.....You did a wonderful job with her arrangements its everything she would of wanted....She now can rest in peace...bless your family!!! May God comfort you all.

- Sherri Cantrell, Friday August 28th, 2020

Mama you are deeply missed...You were the best Mama ever...I love you!!!! Rest in peace...I will see you again some day....give Dad and Chris a hug for me!!!!

- Kathy Burns Clevwnger3, Thursday August 27th, 2020

Kathy, keeping you and your family in my prayers during these difficult days. Jesus , thank you for loving Betty so much that you gave your life for her and she is now with you in your Glory❤️.

- Shelly Decker, Thursday August 27th, 2020

She was a gift to the world. Always positive and kind. She was the type of person who loved unconditionally. Her gift to the world are her children. A mother's love lives on in them forever. I just bet she is making the Lord smile up there.

- Linda Lafayette Daniel, Thursday August 27th, 2020

I am glad you are at peace mother, so thankful I got to spend the day with you before you went home. I knew you was leaving and great full your at peace. Doug (Sweetcheeks) and I miss our rides to the reservoir to look for deers and feeding the ducks and the baby raccoons. I cherish the years we spent together. Doug (sweetcheeks) and I miss you dearly. Rest easy mother. Till we meet again. We love you love💖

- Heidi Swop, Thursday August 27th, 2020

KT you will be missed by alot of people I am glad we got to work together for years your daughter Heidi will miss you more then anyone love you kt

- Teresa Kelly , Thursday August 27th, 2020

Rip KT. You were such a sweet lady. I was blessed to have known you. I miss when you visited and always had a couple of sweets with me. I’m happy your last few years were so special for you. I know how good your daughter, Heidi and Doug took care of you. Heidi loves you so much and Doug (your sweetcheeks) made sure you had anything you wanted. He loved you like a mother and his heart is broken too. You were so happy in their love and attention. Miss you. Until we all meet again ❤️❤️❤️❤️

- Debbie Johnson , Thursday August 27th, 2020

My mothers Obituary page WILL NOT be a place for people to post jabs at my family. Its disrespectful and I will NOT have it...so I advise not to do it.

- Kathy Burns Clevwnger, Thursday August 27th, 2020

No “gabs’ taken truth hurts! You never knew mother .. Betty Boop seriously she didn’t like her grow up . Truth always hurts the wrong !!!

- Heidi Swope , Thursday August 27th, 2020

Mother loved watching the boats and feeding ducks and baby raccoons at the reservoir. Mother was happy visiting her grand babies Maylen and jazz ( her Bella Boop) she went knowing how much she was loved. I would give a thousand life times to have her back. Rest easy mother! Hope to join you soon!!

- Heidi Swope , Thursday August 27th, 2020

Mother loved watching the boats and feeding ducks and baby raccoons at the reservoir. Mother was happy visiting her grand babie Maylen and jazz ( her Bella Boop) she went knowing how much she was loved. I would give a thousand life times to have her back. Rest easy mother! Hope to join you soon!!

- Heidi Swope , Thursday August 27th, 2020

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