Leonore E. Swan, 90, formerly of 410 Superior St., Jamestown, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Thursday (March 15, 2012), in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.
A lifelong area resident, she was born Nov. 22, 1921, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Arthur and Olga Swanson Thoren.
She was a 1939 graduate of Jamestown High School, where she was a member of the Jamestown High School orchestra and the A'Cappella choir.
In earlier years, she was a waitress at the former Governor Fenton Hotel and Gandy's Restaurant. She and her husband, Vern, owned and operated the former 7-11 Convenience Store on McDaniel Avenue and also with her son and daughter-in-law operated Swan's Country Market and The Coffee Cup Restaurant in Gerry. She had also worked for Johnson Machine and Fiber Pro-ducts.
She was a longtime member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and the Eagles Club of Jamestown.
She loved her church, family and many friends. She also enjoyed music and flowers, and was an avid sports enthusiast, especially watching many baseball and football games.
Surviving are three sons: Dennis L. (Debbie) Swan and Gregory G. (Cindy) Swan, both of Lakewood, N.Y., and John D. Swan of Ashville, N.Y.; nine grandchildren: Kimberly Oginbene of Falconer, N.Y., Brett Swan, Jennifer Swan-Leuze, both of Jamestown, Dusty Swan of Plano, Texas, Dennie Swan-Scott of Lake George, N.Y., Dannielle Swan of Snohomish, Wash., Jonathan Swan, Ashley Swan and Paulina Swan, all of Pittsford, N.Y.; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Daniel (Sally) Thoren of Salem, N.H.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernis C. "Vern" Swan, whom she married Sept. 6, 1940, and who died March 19, 1993; a daughter, Cathy L. Swan Huntington, who died Nov. 26, 2010; a son-in-law, Ronald Huntington; a grandson, Scott Swan; and three sisters: Beverly Driscoll, Georgia Darroch and Anita Rolph.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Alison Leitzel, pastor, will offici-ate. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 825 Forest Ave. Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Leonore at www.lindfuneralhome. com.