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Washington-Regina A. Swartz, 46, of Washington, IL passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:24 pm in Washington.

She was born on June 28, 1970 in Peoria a daughter to James "Sam" R. and Evelyn Brickner Collins. She married Keith J. Swartz on April 2, 2005 in Eureka, IL. He survives.

Also surviving is her mother, Evelyn Collins of Eureka; three sisters, Renee (Brad) Strehlow of Eureka; Rachel Collins of Eureka; Robyn (Charlie) Vaccaro of Washington; two sister-in-laws, Karen (Mark) Pfeiffer of Washington; Amy (Javi) Martinez of Washington; two brother-in-laws, Tim (Julie) Swartz of Cedar Rapids, IA; Kevin (Alyssa) Swartz of Clive, IA; father-in-law Charles Swartz of Toluca; five nephews and eight nieces.

She was preceded in death by her father, paternal and maternal grandparents, mother-in-law Helen Swartz, and was shortly joined in Heaven by her precious daughter Holley.
Regina worked at Midwest Orthopedics in Peoria for 19 years. She attended Eureka United Methodist Church where she served in many different areas. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and baking and was known for her banana bread. Family was the most important gift to her and she loved to entertain and spend time with family and friends. Regina was a giving and selfless person, a devoted wife and mother, who always put others before herself. She will be remembered fondly and missed dearly by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Eureka United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Weir will officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 31 from 4-7 pm at the Eureka United Methodist Church and from 9-9:45 am before the service at the church. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Eureka United Methodist Church, Crossroads United Methodist Church, or Washington Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be sent to the family at