Geraldine B. Swope


Geraldine B. "Shirley" Swope, 81, of Swope Road, Middleburg, passed away on Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, 2018, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove.
She was born Dec. 21, 1936, in Middlecereek Township, Snyder County, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Kratzer) Specht. On Aug. 1, 1953, she married Charles E. Swope who survives.

Shirley was employed at Blough and Wagner Manufacturing for more than 30 years. After her retirement she worked part time at Jody Lynn Sportswear.
Shirley enjoyed cooking for her family and playing cards. Her family and especially her grandchildren were the focus of her life.

In addition to her husband of 65 years, she is survived by two daughters, Carol Kepner Gurreri and husband Don of York, and Karen Dressler and husband David of Freeburg; one son, Charles Swope Jr. and wife Peggy of Middleburg; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Jordan of Middleburg;

She was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Alyssa Dressler; one sister, Molly Mull; and three brothers, Walter, Willard "Red", and John Specht Jr.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.
Published on December 13, 2018
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