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Debra Swan

August 12, 1957 — December 9, 2021

Debra Sue “Debbie” Swan, age 64 of Beardstown, died Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

She was born August 12, 1957 in Beardstown, the daughter of James Newton and Nellie Fritz Brewer. She married her high school sweetheart, John Swan, on July 12, 1975 at Beardstown Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by her husband John Swan of Beardstown; two daughters Laura (husband Gary) Kearns and Christy Swan (companion Martin Figueroa) both of Beardstown; six grandchildren McKaylee, Kyndall, John, Khloe, Sofia, and Kalin; two sisters Patsy Knouse and Margie Graham both of Beardstown; three brothers Jimmy (wife Elsie) Brewer of Beardstown, Larry (wife Patty) Brewer of Beardstown, and Tony Brewer of Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Cindy Davis and Phyllis McCulley, and a brother Richard “Dickie” Brewer (surviving wife Ann) of Beardstown.

Debbie attended Beardstown Schools. She received her Certified Nursing Assistant’s degree and worked at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville until her arthritis no longer allowed. Debbie’s life revolved around her family and she found joy in keeping a clean and tidy home for them. She liked to dance and listen to country music, especially when her nephews were jamming. Debbie and John were inseparable. They raised horses together, enjoyed traveling with family, attending rodeos, and seeing the lights in Las Vegas. She never missed a Hallmark or Lifetime movie while enjoying a before bedtime sweet treat. Debbie lived for her grandchildren, hardly ever missed their activities and she never lost sight of her faith. Her contagious smile will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown with Reverend Fred Fritz officiating. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends 11 A.M.-1 P.M. on Tuesday at the memorial home.

Memorials have been suggested to Colwell Memorial Home. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory

515 S State St, Beardstown, IL 62618

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory

515 S State St, Beardstown, IL 62618

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