Nancy Kay Swallow, 79, of Arkansas City, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at her home.

Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.

Miles Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Born Nov. 15, 1940, in Dexter, Nancy was the daughter of Walter Stockner and Fay (June) Perkins. She was raised and educated in Arkansas City.

Nancy married Homer Swallow on Feb. 1, 1957, in Newkirk, Okla. The couple made their first home in Wood River, Ill., and later moved to many different cities in the U.S. due to Homer’s work. They spent time in Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Ala.; New Orleans; and Seattle. They returned to Arkansas City in the late 1970s.

Nancy enjoyed gardening, shopping at thrift stores, cooking, baking, and spoiling her family.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by a brother, Walter A. “Jim” Perkins.

Her family includes her husband, Homer Swallow, of Arkansas City; her brother, Tommy Edward Perkins and wife, Doris, of Arkansas City; her sister, Alice Sanborn and husband, Pete, of Arkansas City; her nieces, Kelly Lambdin and husband, Kevin, of Arkansas City, and Stephanie Cassiday and husband, Darin, of Arkansas City; and her nephew, Jason Perkins, of Arkansas City.

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