Lori Beth Sligar Swearingen and her husband, Bo (James) departed this life on April 3, as the result of an accident. Lori had a tremendous enthusiasm for life and she and Bo were doing what they loved when the Lord called them home.
Lori's Facebook page states "I absolutely love my life! I have two beautiful daughters, the most awesome husband one could ever hope for, love God, love my job and have just a few hobbies."
Lori was born on Dec. 22, 1968, in Winchester, Kan., to Darrell Sligar and Karen Kampmeier Sligar. She graduated from Monett High School in May, 1987 and Missouri Southern State University with a degree in criminal justice.
Lori leaves daughters, Taylor and Carli Mareth, of Lowell, Ark., whom she loved with all of her heart.
Lori is also survived by her father Darrell Sligar and step-mother Jane Sligar, of Monett; sister Leigh Hobson and daughters, Jessica and Megan, of Olathe, Kan.; brothers: Kevin Sligar, his wife Pam, and children Haleigh and Drew, of Monett, Scott Sligar and his wife, Amy, of Lenexa, Kan., Eric Sligar and his wife, Natalie, of Kansas City, Mo., step-sister, Amy Schoen and her husband, Jeff, and children, Lauren, Grant, Jack, and Cole, of Springfield; step-sister, Lori Daily, her husband, Corbin and children, Kate and Gavin, of Riverside, Calif. and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of extended family and friends.
Lori was preceded in death by her mother, Karen Kampmeier Sligar and grandparents, Lester and Grace Kampmeier of Bartlesville, Okla. and Elwood and Roma Sligar, of Kansas City, Kan.
Lori was a member of the Springdale Christian Church and had been active in handbell choirs in Monett and Springdale, Ark. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and Patriot Guard Riders.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale, Ark. Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 at the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ in Springdale, Ark. with Daniel Dickard officiating. Committal service will be at 2 p.m. at Fayetteville National Cemetery. www.backstrom-pyeatte.com