Patty L. Swango, 77, of Centralia passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, with her devoted husband by her side. She was born on November 28, 1945, the daughter of William and Lucy (Light) Spradling in Dunbar, West Virginia. She married Larry White on October 15, 1966, and he preceded her in death in 1990. Patty married Franklin D. Swango on February 6, 2001, and he survives her in Centralia.
Along with her husband, Franklin Swango, survivors include her son Larry (Eva) White II of Centralia; stepdaughter Vickie (Kent) Evans of Centralia; daughter-in-law Angie White of Gatesville, Texas; grandchildren Bailey (Logan) Wielt of Centralia, Samantha White of Centralia, Christopher White of Gatesville, Texas, Jacob White of Eddy, Texas, Mackenzie White of Gatesville, Texas, Jona (Dustin) Meier of Centralia, and Nathan Evans; 9 great-grandchildren; brother Larry McArthur (Patricia) Spradling of Dunbar, West Virginia; and special friends Les and Donna Kretzer.
Along with her first husband Larry White, Patty was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Juanita Kathern, India Gilberta, William Ray, Eleanor Mae, and Carolyn Sue; son Tommy White; grandson Reed White; step-son Jon Swango.
Patty worked at Swan Corporation while raising two sons and never missed a day of making sure there was a home-cooked meal on the table for them. After 28 years at Swans, she retired and moved to Nevada to enjoy the sunny skies, warm weather, and her zest for life. However, Patty was not an idle person and she took a position in Las Vegas and worked tirelessly to the top management position at Budget Suites. After retiring again, she enjoyed a quieter life drinking coffee on her balcony while enjoying the beautiful sunrises and sunsets in Laughlin, Nevada. She moved back home to Centralia in 2022 to be close to her family.
A celebration of life service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2023, at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. Friends and relatives are welcome to a visitation time from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home in Centralia. Memorials may be made in Patty’s honor to Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation. Online condolences and memories of Patty may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhoems.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.