Christena I. Swanson, 86, of Gibson City peacefully passed away at 9:27 am Friday May 8, 2020 at home with her boys at her side. A private funeral service will be held at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City with Pastor Brian Fatheree officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Township Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Transitions Hospice.
Christena was born October 10, 1933 in Wayne County, Illinois the only child to Chester and Elsie Arterburn Barr. She married Jean E. Swanson On June 20, 1954. They were married for forty-four years before he passed away on September 14, 1998.
She is survived by two sons Brian N. Swanson of Gibson City and Tracy J. Swanson of Strawn. Three grandchildren Nicholas (Sara) Swanson of Normal, Rachel (Jacob) Hope of Abingdon, Virginia and Briana (Cameron) Buck of Kingsport, Tennessee. Two great grandchildren Samantha Gathright and Kady Swanson. Her parents preceded her in death.
Christena moved to Gibson City at the age of nine. She graduated from Drummer Township High School in 1951. She enjoyed reading, knitting, crafting and antiquing. She was a partner in the family business ‘Swanson Well and Pump'. She was a kind hearted lady and touched the lives of many people.
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