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Daily Item Obituaries

September 17, 2013

Mary L. Swartz, 101, Ithaca, N.Y.

— ITHACA, N.Y. — Mary Louise Swartz, 101, of Ithaca, formerly of Mifflinburg, Pa., entered into rest on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Cayuga Ridge Health and Residential Community, Ithaca.

She was born Oct. 9, 1911, in Williamsport, Pa., a daughter of the late Bert S. and Annie May (Winter) Bower. On June 9, 1941, she married Kenneth Waden Swartz who passed away on Oct. 12, 1998.  

Mary was a 1930 graduate of Williamsport High School and a 1932 graduate of Lock Haven State Teachers College.

Mary delivered milk for her family’s dairy farm just north of Williamsport and then taught in one-room schools in Lycoming County for 8 years, including the Cleese School, until her marriage to Kenneth. Later she taught in a one-room school near Oxford, Pa., and then elementary grades in the Oxford area schools until her retirement in 1968.

After Mary received Jesus Christ as her Savior, she was a member of various local churches, of which the most recent were Calvary Baptist Church in Mifflinburg and Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ithaca.

Mary enjoyed traveling (especially with her late husband Ken in their travel trailer), playing her piano and organ, providing hospitality, cooking, baking, designing houses, knitting, crocheting, writing poems, working on her photo albums, and doing “Word Find” puzzles.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Wesley E. and Susan M. Swartz, of Ithaca; one daughter, Shirley M. Zecher, of Lake City, Fla.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Bryan and Melissa Zecher, Ingrid and Douglas Geiger, Jeffrey and Katrina Swartz, and Patti Swartz; five great-grandchildren, Christian and Jacob Zecher, Emma, Sophia, and Maximus Geiger; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Karl and James Bower; four sisters, Lelia Bower, Margaret Ketterer, Sarah Elizabeth Bower, and Pauline Fry.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 332 E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be held at 11 with Pastor Shawn A. McLain, officiating.

Following the service, interment will be in Mazeppa Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary`s memory may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1019 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850, or Calvary Baptist Church, 332 E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

To share in Mary’s online remembrance, please visit www.adamofh.com

 

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    BOWERSOX, CHADF D., 37, of Watsontown. Life celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Washingtonville Fire Hall, 19 Strawberry Ridge Road, Danville.

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    DINSMORE, ELEANORE F., 83, of Selinsgrove. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.

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    GANTT, WESLEY J. JR., 58, of Middleburg. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, followed by funeral at 2.

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