Florence E. Kreider

MIFFLIN – Florence E. Kreider, 73, formerly of Janet Road, Mifflintown, died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

Born Oct. 28, 1939, in Locust Run, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel K. and Alice L. (Long) Leacy. Her husband, Edmund L. Kreider, preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1999.

Surviving are: three sons, Mervin L. Swartz, of Northumberland, Barry Ray Swartz and wife, Jodi, of Freeland, Md., and Larry Eugene Swartz and wife, Lisa, of Lewistown; two daughters, Brenda Delores Coble and husband, Jack, of Honey Grove, and Tammy Ann Colyer, of Lewistown; one sister, Bertha R. Colledge and husband, William, of Port Royal; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by: a son, David Leroy Swartz; a grandson, Arron Walter Coble; a great-grandson, Tyler Swartz; and three brothers, Mervin, Wilton and George Leacy.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Judy Rowles officiating. Interment will be held in Locust Run Cemetery.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Arrangements are provided by Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal.