January 31, 2020


Karolyn Kay Booth Swoboda Haveman

Karolyn Kay Booth Swoboda Haveman passed away on January 31, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her son, David Swoboda, her husband Randy Haveman, her parents Gale and Betty Booth and her in-laws LeRoy and Joan Haveman. She is survived by her sister Nancy Booth (Trish Carlson), son Bill (Tammy) Swoboda, granddaughters Amber (Eric) Tompkins, great-grandsons Kelby and David, granddaughter Amie (Tony) Pleskac), great-grandchildren, Hadley, Harlynn and Beckett. She is also survived by in-laws Larry (Karen) Haveman of Sloan, Iowa, Shirley (Gary) Bornnemeier, Elmwood, Nebraska, Denise (Bob) Fischer, Elmwood, Nebraska, Julie (widowed) Backemeyer, Murdock, Nebraska. Additionally, Kay is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Kay grew up in Lincoln Nebraska and graduated from Southeast High in 1962. Kay formed many lasting relationship during her high school years, and stayed close to many classmates until her passing. Kay married Jim Swoboda after graduation and from this union she had sons Bill and David.

Later in life Kay married Randy Haveman of Avoca Nebraska. Kay and Randy soon moved to Whiting, Iowa where they made their home.
In 2012, after Randy’s death, Kay was diagnosed with Dementia. Having Kay in Iowa and her sister in Kansas City, Missouri, given her diagnosis, lead to a move to Kansas City. She lived with her sisters, Nancy and Trish for 5 years and then to a Memory Care Facility until her death.

Kay loved her life in Iowa and she enjoyed cooking, knitting, and making friends everywhere she went. We would like to thank her many loving caregivers and staff at Stonecrest of Burlington Creek.

A Memorial Services will be held at Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ Street in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

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