Katherine (Becky) Gwathmey Swann died in Farnham, Va., on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. She was 97 years old.
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Mrs. Swann was born on July 15, 1915, in Richmond, Va. She attended Collegiate School in Richmond and graduated from Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C., in 1937. She was trained as a medical technologist at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
Mrs. Swann was a member of St. Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Church and was married to the Rev. Sydney C. Swann Jr. for almost 67 years prior to his death in 2010.
She is survived by her three children, Sydney C. Swann III and his wife, Johnnie King Swann, Robert Rudd Swann and his wife, the Rev. Catherine (Kaki) Williams Swann and the Rev. Mary Gwathmey Swann; her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at St. Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Church, 5940 White Chapel Road, Lancaster, Va., followed by a reception. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church of your choice or Boy's Home, 414 Boy's Home Road, Covington, VA 24426.
Published in The Progress-Index on Nov. 24, 2012