Mrs. Swope was born Nov. 21, 1939, in St. Louis. She was a member of River of Life Church and had retired from Tyson Food Co. Mrs. Swope enjoyed her church, singing and going to yard sales.
Mrs. Swope is survived by her daughter, Darlene Malone of St. Louis; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Crump, of Bloomfield, Eva "Tooter" Dixon, of Illinois and Judy Brown of Sullivan; and brother, Sonny Floyd of Cape Girardeau.
A graveside service and burial was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Brushy Cemetery on T Highway near Wappapello with the Rev. Bill Pennington officiating.
Cotrell Funeral Service of Poplar Bluff was in charge of the arrangements.