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Cindy Swingle

January 30, 1953 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old


Cynthia “Cindy” Swingle was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend with an unmatched zest for life.  She passed away peacefully on February 9, 2024, at the age of 71.


She was born to Charles “Pat” Stephens and Betty “Mousey” Janow on January 30, 1953.  After graduating from Red Bank High School in 1971, she went to Erlanger Nursing School, where she became a registered nurse.  She married the love of her life and best friend, Everett Thach Swingle Jr. in 1974.  Together, they had two children, Patrick (Mystie) and Jennifer who were her world, until, of course, Thach, her grandson, was born.


Cindy loved spending time with family and traveling the world, and always boasted that she’d been to all 50 states and went to Disney World with her dad the year it opened. Anyone who knew her had listened to a “Cindy Tale” a time or two.  Some had been lucky enough to go on a “Cindy trip” or sit through a lengthy slide show of pictures from one.   Everyone knew that she could be anywhere in town in just “five minutes,” and she signed off every phone call with a “see ya, bye.”   She returned every “I love you” with “love you, more.” We are all better to have known her and even luckier to have been loved by her.


 She was preceded in death by her father Charles “Pat” Stephens and stepfather Henry “Butch” Janow.

Cindy is survived by her mother, Betty “Mousey” Janow; husband, Everett; children, Patrick (Mystie) and Jennifer; grandson, Thach; sister, Kelly Ferguson (David); stepsister, Jennifer Janow; and several other close family members and friends she considered family. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation ( or a charity of your choice.

Visitation is from 11:00 am-1:00 pm on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Friday in the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park, 501 Memorial Drive, Chattanooga, TN, 37415.

Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN, Chattanooga, TN 37415, 423-877-3524.


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