Givens (nee Swartz), 75, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, at home
surrounded by her family.
She was born March
10, 1940, in Steubenville, Ohio.
She was preceded in
death by her father, Andrew Swartz; her mother, Elizabeth (nee Varney)
Swartz; and her sister, Carol Lee (nee Swartz).
She is survived by
her husband of 56 years, James Givens; children: Cynthia Virtue Kanczuzewski
and Wendy (Tim) Miles; grandchildren: Alexis (Matt) Gage, Chris (Crista)
Virtue, Andrew Miles, Ryan Miles, Cameron Kanczuzewski, and Madelyn
Kanczuzewski; her great-grandchild, Gloria Gage; and her sister: Jeanne
Wilbar (nee Swartz).
from Weir High School in the Class of 1958. She worked as a secretary for
National Steel Corporation, a teacherís aide at Newell Elementary School in
Newell, West Virginia, and as a secretary at Liberty Middle School in
Chesterton, Indiana. Jackie was a professional dancer, the President of the
Hancock County Parent Teachers Association, and owned J. G. Dance Studios at
the Lions Club at Marland Heights in West Virginia. She loved watching
classic movies, visiting the beach, and spending time with her family.
will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 11 a.m., at Augsburg Evangelical
Lutheran Church, 100 N Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, IN 46304, with Pastor
Erik Bernth officiating.
There will be a
visitation on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
The family will
receive friends on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home,
525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, IN.
Memorials will be
given to VNA Hospice, 2404 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
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