Margaret J. ‘Peggy’ Swartz

LEWISTOWN – Margaret J. “Peggy” Swartz, 73, of 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 7:07 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 21, 1939, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Freeda Shirey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil D. Swartz Sr., on September 11, 2003.

Peggy is survived by: her children, Barry L. Swartz and wife, Mary, of Lewistown, Cecil D. “Bud” Swartz Jr. and wife, April, of Lewistown, Susan A. Dissinger and husband, Steve, of East Earl, and Barbara Snyder and husband, Ned Jr., of Wilmington, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother, Tom Shirey and wife, Connie, of Lewistown.

She was in the Class of 1958 at Lewistown High School. Early in life, she had worked at the American Viscose Corporation, Sears, Montgomery Ward, The Diana Shop, Wildwood Restaurant and American Greetings.

She was a member of Centre Union Church, a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society and she attended the Lewistown Senior Citizens Center.

Peggy enjoyed camping, fishing, photography, reading and loved her family, friends and God.

Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Heller- Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., with Pastor Randy Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Her family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Peggy’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 342 S. Logan Blvd., Burnham, PA 17009.

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