We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Heber Springs Funeral Home
Nancy Irene Swor Romine of Heber Springs, Arkansas, died March 19, 2022, age 74, surrounded by her family in light and love.
Born to Leland and Irene Swor in Montgomery, West Virginia, Nancy carried a love for music throughout her life. She studied music, specifically classical piano and the organ, at West Virginia Tech, where she met her husband of 54 years, Fred Romine. In her early career, she was a church organist and piano teacher. She was also a devoted wife, loving mother, and beloved grandmother who loved cooking and hospitality. She made her home a warm gathering place where every visitor felt like family.
Nancy loved travel, suspenseful stories, her many pets throughout the years, arts and crafts, word games and puzzles, and doting on her children and grandchildren especially. She was always thinking of others. She spent the whole year collecting gifts and cards for every holiday, birthday and special occasion. Her closets were always full of gifts and an endless supply of wrapping paper and gift bags. You could always count on delightful and surprising Christmas stockings and gifts. Her holiday feasts were legendary and generally unwavering in tradition, as the menus featured old family recipes that she had lovingly cultivated – and perfected – over the years.
Nancy is predeceased by her son Michael Benjamin Romine and survived by her husband, Fred Romine of Heber Springs; daughter, Linsey Romine Lewellyn of Memphis and her spouse Eric and their children Liam and Sydney; son, Andy Romine of Seattle and his partner Carol; brother, Rev. Leland Swor and his wife Anita of West Virginia; and her brother Bill Swor of Virginia. She leaves behind a legacy of courage, strength and love.
A memorial to honor her life will be held at Sara’s Place at Memphis Botanic Garden on April 20th, 2022 at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in her name to the Mid South Food Bank or the Salvation Army, two charities that were near and dear to her heart.