Marie Oleitta “Lete” Swartout


Visitation Details

Service Details
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Bordwine Funeral Home Green Hill Cemetery
203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, Tn 37331











Marie Oleitta “Lete” Swartout, 98 of Etowah, TN passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Bunyon C. and Caroline Brown Brackett of the Coghill Community of McMinn County. She was a member of North Etowah Baptist Church since 1950.

Preceded in death by her husband, Laverne Albert Swartout; 3 brothers, Quade Keith, Carr Knox, Ford Edison Brackett all of Maryville, TN. Lete lived most of her life in Etowah and McMinn County and for a short time in Muleshoe, TX. She was a graduate of Muleshoe High School; she returned to Etowah and married her late husband and was a homemaker for many years; she retired from Redford’s five and ten store in the late 1970’s. She was known for her quick witt, kind heart and outgoing personality; she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, reading and gardening; she was a great seamstress and enjoyed quilting in her younger years; she was an avid Tennessee Vols football fan and looked forward to the season every year; she brought joy to her family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene Swartout of Titusville, FL, Linda “Winkie” and Larry Bird of Cleveland, TN, Lavonda “Bonnie” and Barry Eanes of Martinsville, VA; 2 granddaughters, Tracy Gouge Young of Cape Canaveral, FL, Leslie Eanes Volk and husband, Daniel of Roswell, GA; 3 sisters-in-law, Bernice, Jo and Marie Brackett; cousin, Bobbie Mason of Benton; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Green Hill Cemetery with Lay Speaker Dennis Bordwine officiating. Family will receive friends from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m., Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.




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  1. Charlcia and grandson Lachlan Baker April 30, 2018

    I am thankful For the blessing of getting to know Mrs. Swartout when she purchased eggs from my 4-H chickens. She was a very sweet lady.

  2. Linda Brown Chiles April 30, 2018

    I had the pleasure of meeting my cousin several years ago on a visit to Etowah. What a fun person to talk to. My condolences to her family.

  3. Brenda Melton April 27, 2018

    So sorry for the loss of your dear sweet Mother. I have so many great memories of her and the family over the years. I loved her too and all of you.

  4. Debbie and Luther Starkey April 27, 2018

    We are so very sorry to here of Lete’s passing. She was a very precious lady whom I thought the world of. Thoughts, prayers and love to you all.


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