Joan R. Swarmer

LEWISTOWN – Joan R. Swarmer, 86, formerly of Ferguson Valley, died at 2:53 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born on Feb. 18, 1927, in Granville, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Evelyn (Zimmerman) Moyle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard F. “Pete” Swarmer.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Walter and Robert Moyle.

Joan is survived by her son, Steven C. Swarmer and companion, Cathy Ostrum, of Reedsville, and two brothers, James Moyle and wife, Margaret, of Lewistown, and Jack Moyle and wife, Joyce, of Indiana, Pa.

She was a 1945 graduate of Lewistown High School.

Joan was a member of Strodes Mills Baptist Church.

She was a wonderful wife and mother and will be sadly missed.

Earlier in life, she enjoyed traveling and going on trips in their RV.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes Inc., Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Pastor Ken Ostrum officiating.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in Juniata Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hometown Mentors Inc., 32 Kinley Drive, Emporium, PA 15834.