Patricia Ann Jackson Swearingen, 73, of Pekin, passed away peacefully with all of her family by her side on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, in Peoria. A celebration of life was held June 2 at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, in Edwards. Pastor Brian Crocker officiated. Burial followed at West Neponset Cemetery, in Neponset. Memorials may be made to Landmark Missionary Baptist Church for a fund to assist with expenses.

Patricia Ann Jackson Swearingen, 73, of Pekin, passed away peacefully with all of her family by her side on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, in Peoria. A celebration of life was held June 2 at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, in Edwards. Pastor Brian Crocker officiated. Burial followed at West Neponset Cemetery, in Neponset. Memorials may be made to Landmark Missionary Baptist Church for a fund to assist with expenses.

Patricia was born Nov. 25, 1944, in Kewanee, the daughter of Earnest and Agnes Jackson. She attended school in Kewanee. She married Philip Swearingen on Aug. 10, 1963, in Kewanee. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother to many who will miss her dearly. She enjoyed house cleaning and decorating and working outside with flowers. She loved to play Scrabble with her husband every night and always took time for her nine children. She worked hard as a mother of nine and loved life.

She is survived by her husband Philip Swearingen, of Pekin; nine children: Phyllis (Mike) Kruskop, of San Antonio, Texas; Brenda (Joel) Nelson, of Geneseo; Christopher Swearingen, of Princeville; Melissa (Dan) Livers, of Chandler, Ariz; Perry Swearingen, of Kewanee; Steven Swearingen, of Wyoming, Ill.; Michael (Marilyn) Swearingen, of Wyoming, Ill.; Jennifer (Brian) Randolph, of Geneseo; and Joel (Stefanie) Swearingen, of Pekin. She is survived by her sisters Stella Ptasnik and Tina Thompson, both of Kewanee; and brothers John Jackson, of Forreston; and Mike Jackson, of Texas; as well as 21 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Agnes Thompson; sisters, Rosemarie, Margarie, Theresa Jackson and Agnes Moss, and brother, Jim Jackson.