Leona Christine “Tina” Swigart, 51, St. Joseph, MO

Leona Christine “Tina” Swigart, 51, St. Joseph, MO

Leona Christine “Tina” Swigart, 51, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at her home.

Leona Christine “Tina” Swigart, 51, St. Joseph, Missouri died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at her home.

She was born May 25, 1962 to Oscar Mattson and Leona (Miller) Mattson.

She enjoyed fishing, reading, dancing, and county music.  She was a free spirit and cared very much for her family.  She lived life on her terms and left on her terms.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors: daughters, Nikki and Heather Swigart; five brothers, Marvin (Mary), Melvin (Martha), Eddie (Debbie), and Ralph (Janice) Harness, and Kevin Hamilton; three sisters, Judy Thompson (Tommy), Mary Ann Wright (Gary), and Heidi Burkhart (Frank); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life to be held at a later time.  Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Hands of Hope Hospice.

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