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Donna Swaby

April 1, 1947 — December 24, 2022


Donna Swaby

Donna Mae Swaby

April 1, 1947-December 24, 2022

Donna Mae Swaby, 75, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Saturday December 24, 2022 at Hamilton Grove in New Carlisle, IN.

She was born April 1, 1947 in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of Reuben Cravens and Helena (Lloyd) Cravens.

A lifelong resident of the area, Donna was the manager of patient accounts for La Porte Hospital. She had many diverse interests. Her artistic side enjoyed painting, scrap booking, and other crafting. Donna loved shopping and drinking coffee any time, day or night. She enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre and playing the slots in Las Vegas. She was also thoroughly enchanted with Christmas, when she could spend time with her family and show off her excellent baking skills.

Donna is survived by her three daughters, Dawn (Michael) Williams of Apple Valley, MN, Dianna (Andrew) Francis of SC, Monica (Wesley) Coulter of Westville, IN; brother, Reuben Cravens, Jr. of FL; two sisters, Janet Campbell of FL, Celia Jane Schrader of Sun City, AZ; six grandchildren, Zachary (Emily) Williams of MN, Sharon (Ryan) Morrow of MN, Justin ( JoJo) Francis of SC, Jessica (Jordan) Owen of SC, Austin (Kahlyn) Ashcraft of New Carlisle, IN, Luke (Lindsay) Ashcraft of Millcreek, IN; great-grandchildren, River Owen and Mikko Williams. She was previously married to Robert Swaby.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sharon Swaby brother Buck Cravens and sisters Shirley Zdankus and infant Nina Cravens.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will hold an informal gathering of friends on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 1-3 p.m., with private interment of cremated remains to follow at the Salem Chapel Cemetery, La Porte, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Indiana at and Susan G. Komen for the Cure 13770 Noel Road Suite 801889 Dallas, TX 75380.

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Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Haverstock Funeral Home

602 Maple Ave, La Porte, IN 46350

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