Delores Schwartz, daughter of the late Walter Kozemski and Ella Dobrick Kozemski, was born on Dec. 30, 1926, in St. Louis and died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 82.
Mrs. Schwartz was a long time resident in St. Louis, and she resided in Dexter for two years before moving to Okemah, Okla.
Mrs. Schwartz was a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge and a house wife.
On July 24, 1947 she was united in marriage to Michael Schwartz in Hillsboro. Mr. Schwartz preceded her in death on April 2006.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Ron M. Schwartz and Michael G. Schwartz.
Survivors include one daughter, Karen Ryan and husband Jim of Okemah, Okla.; by one daughter-in-law, Eleanor Schwartz; one brother, Vernon Kozemski; one sister, Bess Young; also eight grandchildren, Jimmy Ryan, Jason Ryan, Carol, Colleen, Christine, Dione, Brandy and Michael C.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, from 9-11 a.m.