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Holley Swartz

December 27, 2009 — August 26, 2016

Washington-Holley Marie Swartz, 6, of Washington, IL passed away at 9:38 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center on Friday, August 26, 2016.

She was born on December 27, 2009 in Peoria to Keith and Regina Collins Swartz. Holley was a first grade student at Central Primary in Washington.

Surviving is her father, Keith Swartz of Washington; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Collins of Eureka; paternal grandfather, Charles Swartz of Toluca; aunts Renee (Brad) Strehlow of Eureka; Rachel Collins of Eureka; Robyn (Charlie) Vaccaro of Washington; Karen (Mark) Pfeiffer of Washington; Amy (Javi) Martinez of Washington; uncles Tim (Julie) Swartz of Cedar Rapids, IA; Kevin (Alyssa) Swartz of Clive, IA; and thirteen cousins, Taylor, Shelby, Jodie, Ramona, Sawyer, Charlie Jr., Tanner, Katelyn, Nic, Colin, Kylie, Leah, and Allison.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Regina Swartz; maternal grandfather, James "Sam" Collins; paternal grandmother, Helen Swartz; and cousin, William.

Holley was very involved at Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington where she attended Awanas and enjoyed singing in the Cherubs Choir. She loved her dolls, shopping, and reading. She was an aspiring artist who loved to draw and dance and was learning to crochet with her mom. She was proud that she had just learned to ride her bike without training wheels last week.

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


AUG 31. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Eureka United Methodist Church
Eureka, IL

Funeral service

SEP 1. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Eureka United Methodist Church
Eureka, IL

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