PEORIA HEIGHTS - Diana E. Swords, 51, of Peoria Heights passed away at 8:07 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at her home in Peoria Heights.
She was born April 22, 1961, in Peoria, the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Chapell Stever. She married Daniel Swords in East Peoria in 1983.
Surviving are her two daughters, Danielle Swords of Las Vegas, Nev., and Nicole Swords of Oak Creek, Wis.; two brothers, Michael Stever of Creve Coeur and Christopher (Kathy) Stever of Washington; four nieces and one nephew; and her significant other, Charles "Charlie" Nichols.
Diana was preceded in death by her parents.
She was a pharmacy tech at Kroger in East Peoria for many years.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A graveside memorial service will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Galesburg at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Pastor Jack Thompson will officiate. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Heart Association or