CHURUBUSCO — Kathleen “Katie” Swoverland, 94, of Churubusco, passed away at 6:06 p.m. June 13, 2011, at Heritage Park Nursing Home, after a long illness.
She was born to Clarence and Clara (Dodson) Carriger Aug. 30, 1916 in Churubusco, where she spent her formative years.
Following her graduation from Indianapolis Methodist College, she spent her career working at several different hospitals as a Registered Nurse, her last being the Linvill Hospital in Columbia City, before retiring in 1966.
She married Donald F. Swoverland Aug. 6, 1938.
They owned Swoverland Shoe Store in Churubusco from 1949 to 1971.
They then moved to Fort Myers Fla. and started American Hardware and Bicycle from 1971 to 1984, which they owned and operated.
She returned to the Churubusco area in 1984 following her retirement.
She enjoyed playing tennis in her leisure time.
Surviving relatives include her daughters Donita Harris and Saralyn Walls; a son, D.G. (Jeri) Swoverland, all of Fort Wayne; 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Swoverland April 7, 2002; a daughter, Sondra Lee; a son, Steve Swoverland and a brother, Gene Carriger
Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco, with Rev. John Suciu, pastor of Wallen Baptist Church officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., or one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Allen County.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolence for the family in Mrs. Swoverland’s memory, please log onto SheetsandChilds.net