Kathy Ann Swartout, 58, of 16421 Horseshoe Drive, Saegertown, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.
Kathy was born in Adrian, Mich., on April 19, 1955, a daughter of the late Howard Hosey and Wilma Jean (Williams) Evans.
She was married to Larry D. Swartout for close to 20 years.
She was of the Protestant faith.
For a period of nearly 10 years Kathy was employed by Bethesda Children’s Home. While living in Mount Holly, N.C., she was employed by American & Efird for more than five years. She attended schools in Adrian.
Kathy delighted in being a stay-at-home mom while raising her family. A lover of the outdoors, she enjoyed fishing, riding her bike on country trails and at Woodcock Dam. She also enjoyed watching “Little House on the Prairie,” especially with her granddaughters, Sarah and Anna. What she loved most in life was spending time with her grandchildren.
Kathy is survived by two sons, Shawn D. Swartout and his wife, Darcy, of Fort Mill, S.C., and Jason D. Swartout and his wife, Carrie, of Townville; six grandchildren, Andrew, Austin, Alex, Meghan, Anna and Sarah; a great-grandchild, Jayce; five brothers, James Evans of Adrian, Dennis Evans of Calhoun, Ga., Maurice Evans of Adrian, Chuck Evans of Hickory, N.C., and Dale Evans of Adrian; her special friend, Jeff Kays of Saegertown; her former husband, Larry D. Swartout of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, with the Rev. Darrell Greenawalt, pastor of Saegertown United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335; or American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205-4620.
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