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Obituary: Patricia Swinney, Columbus

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Patricia "Pat" Swinney, 61, of Carolina Street, died at 9:08 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

She was born in Dayton, Ohio, November 19, 1949, the daughter of the late Dewey C. and Carol Shaw Swinney.

Pat, at a young age, was reared by her step-mother, Inez E. Swinney, after her mother passed away. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1969. Pat enjoyed landscaping and gardening, creating beautiful areas around her home. Pat loved her family, and especially bonded with her nieces and nephews, for whom she provided significant support for them throughout their lives, as well as her great-nieces and great-nephews. She was a great companion for her family during their times of need, especially her sister Connie and sister-in-law, Mary. They, along with several friends, enjoyed going to many home and garden shows together. Throughout her life, Pat became nationally known as a Shipping and Warehouse Manager while working for her brother at Timco, Inc.

Pat had a great love for animals, taking in any stray dogs and cats she found, along with a couple of domestic rabbits that had been abandoned.

Pat also loved riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the Black Hills.

The family would like to thank the Columbus Regional Hospital Wound Care, the Critical Care Unit, and Dr. Douglas Roese for their loving care and compassion.

She is survived by her brothers, Michael (Mary) Swinney of Columbus; Dale E. (Susan) Ankrom of Zionsville; and Tim (Donna) Swinney of New Albany; sisters, Laura (Doug) Mahoney of Houston, Tex., and Connie (Rick) Wininger of Columbus; and nieces and nephews, Lisa and Kelly Ankrom, Nicholas (Megan) Swinney, Heather and Claire Swinney, Michelle and Kyle Gwin, and Andrew and Alex Mahoney.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Inez E. Swinney; and a nephew, Alexander Swinney.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Garland Brook Cemetery Mausoleum with Pastor Patrick Galligar officiating.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bartholomew County Humane Society or C.A.R.E. Inc.

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