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Patricia Swango


June 19, 1934
March 3, 2018

Graveside Service 2:00 p.m Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Hillcrest Memorial Park, Centralia

Patricia “Pat” K. Swango, 83, of Centralia, passed away March 3, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born the daughter of Gerald and Emily (Neal) Kraft on June 19, 1934 in Decatur, IL. She married Franklin Swango in Decatur on Oct. 7, 1951. Frank resides in Laughlin, Nevada.

Other survivors include her devoted children Vickie Evans, husband Kent of Centralia, Cathy Swango of Centralia, and Jon Swango of Marinette, Wisconsin; granddaughter Jona Meier, husband Dustin of Centralia; and two treasured great-grandchildren Logan and Devin Meier of Centralia.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents.

Pat and her husband Frank moved to Centralia in 1968. They purchased the Keith Funeral Home and later renamed the funeral home to Keith Swango Funeral Home. They enjoyed ministering to the area Centralia families for many years, upon selling their business to the late Larry Irvin. Pat then became the chief fiscal officer at BCMW for over 40 years. She was a spirit filled Christian devoted to reading her bible. Pat enjoyed playing Bridge with her friends. The Swango family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital for their caring and compassionate service given to their mother upon her passing.

Graveside services will be held for Pat at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pastor John Willis will be officiating. The family requests that in memory of Pat memorial contributions be made to the Calumet St. Christian Church with memorials being designated to the Friendship Meals. Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences and memories of Pat may be shared with the family at or on their Facebook page.