Anita Carlotta Bettarini Swarts, 78, was born December 14, 1937 to Tosca & Alfredo Bettarini, in Livorno, Italy. She went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the age of 78 years, 3 months & 15 days. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Joseph Eugene Swarts. Anita loved her Lord and Savior and was a great witness for Him. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a great Italian cook, and loved to write recipes. She loved to collect anything that caught her attention. She was a great friend and was good to everyone she me. Anita will be remembered by much of her community and friends for her thoughtfulness at Christmas with the special baked goods and beautifully decorated home made cookies. She was always doing anything she could for others. She truly had a servant's heart. Anita will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Anita is survived by her children, Robert Eugene Swarts of Austin, TX, Sonia Marie Crouch & husband Danny, Carlo Thomas Swarts & wife Amy, Gino Anthony Swarts & wife Jamie, Richard Paul Swarts & wife Tiffany all of Howe, OK; 17 grandchildren, Brook Bettarini, Rachel & husband Terry Snodgrass, Erin & husband Travis Roberts, Annette & husband Alex Fairchild, Ashley & husband Collin Hutchinson, Daniel Crouch, David "Casey" Crouch & wife Farron, Rebecca Black & husband James, Lacey Burton, Kimberly, Austin, Sarah & Joseph Swarts, Kennedy Lewis, Wyatt, Richard "Kyle" & Kristen Swarts; 17 great grandchildren; a host of family and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Friday, April 1, 2016 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Monroe. Pallbearers will be Daniel Crouch, David "Casey" Crouch, Elisha Jacob Crouch, Richard "Kyle" Swarts, Austin Swarts, Joseph Swarts, Wyatt Swarts, Danny Gray.
The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.