Adams-Swearengen was an attorney based in Edwardsville with the Napoli Shkolnik law firm. According to her professional profile on the LinkedIn website, she graduated from the St. Louis University School of Law.
Kathleen Beach, United Cerebral Palsy Heartland spokeswoman, said Adams-Swearengen was a member of the nonprofit’s Board of Directors for three years. She led the board’s committee tasked with fundraising and event planning.
“Despite having a new baby and a new law position and a new home, she was always more and more committed to our organization,” Beach said by phone. “It’s a sad and great loss. It’s absolutely crushing to everybody here, because she was so involved.”
Funeral plans are pending.