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Desta Clarita Swope

Desta-Swope-1Desta Clarita Swope, age 71, of Mena, died Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. She was born on Thursday, September 7, 1944 to Francis and Louella Fishback Logsdon in Canton, Missouri.
Desta loved life and enjoyed the outdoors working in her flowerbeds. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandchildren. Desta was a member of Grace Bible Church. She loved watching Nascar and loved to watch Mark Martin race. She was a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals. Desta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Desta is survived by her husband, Bill Swope of Mena; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Rachael Espy of Kansas City, Missouri and Ronald and JoAnna Provinge of Springfield, Missouri; three step daughters, Peggy, Dana and Billie Jo; three brothers, Carroll Logsdon and Floyd Logsdon both of Kansas City, Kansas and Fred Logsdon of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Dee Logsdon of Kansas City, Kansas; three grandchildren, Isaac Espy, Alyson Espy and Damon Provinge; ten step grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. at Grace Bible Church in Mena with Dr. Lamar Austin officiating. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.
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