2010-02-18 / Obituaries

Lula A. Swain

Hancock, 88

Lula A. Swain, 88, Hancock, Md., died Saturday, February 13, 2010, surrounded by her loving family at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born February 2, 1922, near Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Cleveland Tobias and Mary Elsie Reed Shoemaker and widow of Franklin C. Swain Sr., who passed away April 15, 1998.

She was a homemaker and had been employed by Fairchild from 1941 to 1950 as a riveter.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by two daughters: Mary Lou Mullen, Berkeley Springs and Linda Jean Wolfe, Warfordsburg; one son, Herbert J. Swain, Hancock; three sisters: Charlotte Keifer, Hagerstown; Ann Knable, Faye Corbett and Phyllis Shives, all of Hancock; eight grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Franklin C. Swain Jr.; one sister, Mary Hill; and four brothers: Roy Shoemaker, Cleveland “Buddy” Shoemaker, Stanley Shoemaker and Earl Shoemaker, infant.

Services were held Wednesday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m., at Piney Plains United Methodist Church. Rev. John Close officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining church cemetery.

Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Meals on Wheels Program, c/o Washington County Commission on Aging, 9 Public Square, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to the Hancock Rescue Squad, E. Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750.

Online condolences may be made to grovefh.com.

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