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Kathleen S. Swats, 56, of Midland, passed away on June 22, 2017 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center. She was born on July 22, 1960 in Livonia, MI and was welcomed into heaven by her parents Edmund and Mary (Tyler) Cunningham and by daughter Anastasia Marie Swats.

Kathy always had a good spirit while battling with cancer for several years, and she put up a good fight as long as she could. Kathy had a big heart and always had a smile on her face. Kathy graduate from Bay City Western and held several degrees. Kathy enjoyed concerts and traveling especially to Disney World. She loved her children and grandchildren and they were her life. She enjoyed helping people in need by giving away personal items to them.

Kathy is survived by her lifelong partner, Rick Fortin, children, Josh (Theresa) Swats, Lexi Swats (Bob Broskey), and grandchildren, Arianna and Carter Swats. She is also survived by her siblings, Ken (Paula) Cunningham, Michele (Rick) Obertein, Laura (Marty) McDaniel, Cheryl (Mark) Christilaw , Maria (Mark) Painter and many nieces and nephews.

A private Graveside Service for the immediate family will take place at the Midland City Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Cancer Society or the Pardee Cancer Treatment Center.

Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.