Kathy L. (Swartz) Ferrero, age 71, passed away peacefully in her home on May 24, 2021 in Lenoir City, TN.
She was born August 20, 1949 in Ottawa, IL to William and Leone Swartz. Kathy was a graduate of Morris High School in Morris, IL. She held various positions in the medical field and early education.
To know Kathy is to love her. She had a unique gift of unconditional love, kindness and humility. She loved the Lord with all her heart and soul. Now she can finally rest in his loving arms.
Kathy had a beautiful gift and love for gardening. She was passionate about being outdoors enjoying nature and the beauty of God’s creation. Her favorite vacations were at the beach, traveling or taking a cruise with her husband.
Kathy also loved music and was always singing and dancing. Her greatest joy was her family. Kathy’s children and grandchildren were her world and she was theirs. She enjoyed bringing loved ones together and would do anything for someone in need. Kathy was a true caregiver.
Her family will honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest and caring for one another as she cared for them.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, William Swartz and Leone Sutton Swartz; sisters, Linda Thornton and Wanda Payton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Marilyn Ferrero.
She is survived by her husband, Dale Ferrero of Lenoir City, TN; daughter, Kandice (Jay) of Knoxville, TN; son, Jeff of Austin, TX; grandchildren: Amber, Abbey, Braden, Bryson, and Savannah; siblings: Randy (Sandy) of Russell, IA; Jim (Suzy) of Verona, IL; and Sandy of Simpsonville, SC; and sister-in-law, Carol of Essex, IL.
The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date. Kathy will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was a true North Star and we know that she is shining down on all of us. Her last wish was for everyone to be kind, be caring and to love one another.
Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City, TN is in charge of arrangements.