Kathryn Costello was born July 3, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of Lawrence Philip and Helen Clark Costello. She married Phillip Frazier Swanger on October 26, 1946 in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana. Widowed in 1996, she now resides in Titusville, Brevard, Florida which has been her home for 35 years and joins her daugther on genealogy trips. Mother of three grown children, and grandmother of five, she is an active member and Past President of Titusville Chapter of Pilot Club International. She was active in Girl Scouts with daughter, Mary, in the Ballwin, Missouri area and long after Mary left Scouting, Kathryn became the Brownie organizer for the North Brevard area. She is an active member of Holy Spirit Parish in Mims, Florida. After the children were grown, she and husband, "Phil", raised Bulldogs (English) and traveled about the US, taking dogs and grandchildren along.