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Paula A. Swafford
Paula A. SwaffordCoffeePaula A. Swafford, 57 of rural Marion, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Westerville.  She was born May 18, 1957 in Marion to the late Amos P. and Barbara A. (Bloomfield) Swafford.

She attended Elgin High School.  She enjoyed crafts, sewing and shopping.  Paula would give the shirt off her back for anyone who was in need.  She was a very hard worker and was extremely family oriented.  She loved to travel and often visited Tennessee.  Her other favorites were Hawaii and San Francisco.  Paula was sweet, loving, caring, simple, and had old school morals which are difficult to come by in these modern times.

She is survived by three daughters, Lisa Gay-Cobb, Marion; Barbara (Anant) Manu, Westerville; Debbie (Justin) Spencer, LaRue; a son, Eric Gay, Kenton; seven grandchildren, Ashley (Jessica) Gay-Cobb, San Antonio Texas; Lindsay Gay-Cobb, Marion; Kendra Alexander, LaRue; Jada Alexander, LaRue; Kali Gay, Kenton; Kami Gay, Kenton; Arnav Manu, Westerville; nephews, Amos (Larry) Burk, Marion; and Billy Burk, LaRue.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Connie M. Swafford and a nephew, Kenny Swafford.

Upon untimely passing of her sister Connie, she undertook the care of her three nephews and raised seven kids in all. The house was always full of kids from the neighborhood.  She was a coffee connoisseur and there would always be a pot of fresh coffee in the house.  She adored her movie collection to which she would add often. Family members would often joke about not having to buy a movie because Mom already had it and they could borrow that from her.  Her ability to stay awake for extended period of hours was exemplary. She would often work a full late night shift immediately followed by a visit to her family members early in the morning for a fun-filled day of shopping and watching movies, followed by more shopping. She had a natural ability of thinking about unique living room arrangements which she would ameliorate with her craft skills.  

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, LaRue with Pastor Matt Dahm officiating.  Burial will follow in the Preston Cemetery near Alger.  Friends may call two hours prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd. Dublin, OH 43017.

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#1 from: Laura Fleming
Graphic Packaging
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Paula was a very dear friend to me. I will miss her laugh and her love of coffee. There had been times where at work where her and I would be at break together and I would be drinking the coffee from work and she would always have her own coffee and she would give me a cup of hers!! I will always remember her smile and beautiful heart... Goodbye my friend....

#2 from: Bobbie Evans Price Kilbride
Hollywood, FL
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 6:49 PM

I met Paula and her sister Connie when they moved to the New Bloomington area. We went to school togethar and during summersa rode our bikes all over and got into mischeif but had fun as well. I had lost touch with her over the years and had just reconnected with her through Facebook. We chated about the past, what was new in our lives ect. It was nice. I will miss her a lot and regret we didn't have more time together. You will be sadly missed my friend and remembered with loving thoughts. RIP
My heartfelt sympathy to her family & friends in this time of loss.

#3 from: moss brown
61 west vine st
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 8:42 AM

I am very sorry to here about paula she will be mist   from the moss brown family

#4 from: Greg Wilds
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Sorry for your loss Lisa. So sorry I wasn't allowed to come but you are on the Prayer list at Church and in our hearts. Take care.

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