Thelma M. Swan of Chetopa, Kan., died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Chetopa Manor. She was 96.

Mrs. Swan was born June 4, 1911, in Hohenwald, Tenn., to Samuel and Addie Mae (Spears) Turner.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Swan; two sons, Richard Gustin and Terry Swan; one daughter, Margaret Gustin Dowdy; two brothers, Columbus and Joe Engle; two sisters, Ruth Talbott and Edna Fitch, and two grandchildren, Michael Freeberg and Ashley Freeberg.

Survivors include five sons, William Gustin of Bel Aire, Kan., Robert Koopman of Chetopa, Kan., Malcolm Freeberg of Denver, Colo., Andrew Freeberg of Tulsa and Rod Swan of Natchitoches, La.; two daughters, Irene Taylor of Glenburnie, Md., and Jean Weaver of Clifton, Colo.; two brothers, James Engle of Eugene, Ore., and Allen Engle of Pittsburg, Kan.; 21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

No local service is planned. Burial will be in Girard, Kan.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home in Welch.