Donna Swaby

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


She was born April 1st, 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, scrapbooking, 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, Monaca (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-grandchild, River Owen. 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 Avenue, La Porte, IN where the family will hold an informal gathering of friends on Saturday, January 14th, 2022 from 1-3 p.m., with 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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