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Betty "Pat" Swartz, 87, of McLeansboro, passed away 9:46 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
Visitation will be 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro with Pastor Jacob Gray officiating. Burial will be at St. Clements Catholic Cemetery in McLeansboro.
She was born April 19, 1930, in Thackeray, the daughter of Leslie Prince and Verna (Pearce) Prince. She married John A. Swartz on July 20, 1953, at St. Clement's Catholic Church; he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2010. She worked as a secretary for York Motors, McLeansboro and was a member of St. Clement's Catholic Church in McLeansboro. She served as Deputy County Clerk of Hamilton County. She loved to cook, loved the St. Louis Cardinals, loved paying attention to her grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren, loved bingo and growing flowers.
She is survived by daughters, Debra Webb of McLeansboro and Diana Crawford and husband Gary Lee of Lebanon, Ky.; son, John Mark Swartz of McLeansboro; grandchildren, Kevin Michael Webb and wife Amanda of McLeansboro, Kristi Michelle Elizondo of McLeansboro, Kyle Matthew Webb, Lesa Crawford and companion Shane Allen, Amie Barnett and husband Alan and Dakota J. Swartz and wife Megan of McLeansboro; great-grandchildren, Allix, Zackarie and Madaline Webb, Sierra Faivre, Kaitlynn, Marissa and Averie Elizondo, Allyssa and Amber Thompson, Conner Brown, Jakob Pottorff, Anthony Garrison, Charlee and RayLea Barnett and Grayson and Tate Swartz; great-great-grandchildren, Oliver Thomas, Madden Bassett, Myles Donoho, Hendrix and Rozlyn Bratcher and Umphreys Zimmerman; two sisters, Maxine Waggoner of Marshall and Peggy Vaupel of McLeansboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John A. Swartz; four brothers; three sisters; son-in-law, Kevin Webb; and great-grandson, Andrew Garrison.
Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on July 20, 2017
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