Deana Dee Paswater, age 58 of Columbus, passed on Friday, August 16, 2019 at
Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born September 26, 1960, she was the daughter of
Wendel Lee and Colleen May (Guthrie) Sweeney. On September 28, 1992 in
Gatlinburg, TN, she married Kermit Neil Paswater.
Deana was a 1978 graduate of Columbus East High School and was a member of the
Mount Olive United Methodist Church. She worked for Duke Energy for 11 years as a
meter reader. Deana also worked at Cereland Park's Putt Putt, The Landing and took
great pride in planting flowers there.
Kermit and Deana had been going to Wauchula, Florida for 12 years and loved
spending time at the beach. When in Florida, she worked as a bartender at the
Wauchula Moose. She enjoyed riding their Harley Davidson, playing Bingo and going to
the casino. Deana was always smiling and never knew a stranger. Dena was also a
member of American Legion Post #24, Wauchula Moose, 25 year member of A.B.A.T.E.
and a lifetime member of H.O.G.
Survivors include her husband Kermit of Columbus; parents Wendel and Colleen of
Columbus; sons, Logan (Kristi) Spachtholz and Connor Spachtholz; siblings, Deb
(Charlie) Cooper, Dennis Sweeney and Robin Sweeney all of Columbus; brothers-in-law,
Russell (Cindy) Paswater of North Vernon and Deryl (Nina) Paswater of Columbus. Deana
also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and friends from both Columbus and
A celebration of life will be held at Cereland Park at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 24,
2019. Friends are encouraged to join the pitch in meal following and to spend time
with Kermit and family following the service. Burial will follow at a future date at the
Daughtery Cemetery. Memorials can be made thru the funeral home to the American
Heart Association. Friends are encouraged to share a favorite memory or to sign the
guestbook at www.woodlawnfamilyfuneral.com.