Donna Gean (Sullivan) Swafford died surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 25th, 2018, at T. Boone Pickens Center in Dallas, Texas. She was born September 10, 1944, in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lawrence John Patrick and Dorothy Ruth (Miller) Sullivan.
She lived in Steubenville for 42 years. Officer and member of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls while in high school, she graduated from Steubenville “Big Red” High School, Class of 1964.
She married H. Wayne Swafford of Hopedale, Ohio, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Steubenville, Ohio, on August 1st, 1964. She raised four children and worked at Carlisles, Stambaugh’s, and then Woolworth until moving to Rowlett, Texas in 1986. She continued to raise her family while working at Falcon Fine Wire and finally retiring as Operations Manager at Pinner Wire and Cable.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Larry Dale Sullivan, her son, Bryan Wayne Swafford and sister-in-law, Charlotte Elise (Humes) Sullivan.
Surviving is her loving husband of 53 years, Harvey Wayne Swafford; her daughter, Lori Ann Swafford and her husband, Rand Smith, granddaughter, Madison Swafford Smith and grandson, Reilly Swafford Smith; her son, Scott Alan Swafford and his wife, Jennifer Sherman, granddaughter, Taegen Lacey (Swafford) Shaw and her husband, Thomas Shaw, great-grand daughters, Mallorie and Hailey Shaw, granddaughter, Kaylen Danielle Swafford, granddaughter, Tara Renee Swafford, grandson, Scott Alex Swafford, grandson, Andrew Harvey Swafford, and grandson, Joseph Pat Swafford; her daughter, Amanda Dawn Swafford and grandson, Austin Wayne Swafford; her sister-in-law, Claryce (Peters) Sullivan, niece, Michelle Lynn (Sullivan) Brucker and her husband, Robert Brucker, grandniece, Lauren Brucker, grandnephew, Jamie Brucker, nephew, Robert (Bobby) Patrick Sullivan and his wife, Tonia (Richardson) Sullivan; her brother, Barry Lee Sullivan, nephew, Erin Douglas Sullivan and his wife, Jody Sullivan, and nephew, Sean Eric Sullivan and his wife, Evelyn Sullivan, grand-niece and goddaughter, Haley Patricia Sullivan.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in the chapel, 5923 Royal Lane, Dallas, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Luke’s Church in Donna’s name.