Patricia Rose “Pat” Schwein, 86, of Brownstown, a devoted wife and mother, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving sons and her best friend, Jeannie Salyer, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
Born Jan. 19, 1930, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Claude and Rosa Lane Shelton Allman, both of whom preceded her in death. On April 17, 1948, in Washington, she married Billy Joe Schwein, who preceded her in death Dec. 14, 2006.
Pat will be remembered by those who knew her as their telephone operator and as one who always had a kind word and smile and contagious personality. She never knew a stranger.
She was a member of Brownstown Christian Church. She retired from United Telephone in Florida and Indiana Telephone Co. in Brownstown after 45 years of service.
Survivors include two sons, Stephan (Kathryn) Schwein of Oxford, Ohio, and David Schwein of Fort Myers, Florida; a sister, Emma Lou Eaton of Brownstown; five grandchildren, Brian Schwein, Jason Schwein, Christopher Schwein, Alison Schwein Fitzgerald and Lindsey Schwein; and three great-grandchildren, Carley Colglazier, Natalie Fitzgerald and Victoria Fitzgerald.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Dana Schwein, and a brother, Claude Allman Jr.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Spurgeon Funeral Home Inc. in Brownstown with Gary Morning officiating.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of the service Friday.
Memorials may be made to Brownstown Christian Church.
Online condolences may be made at spurgeonfh.com.