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Margaret Eileen Bishop Swain
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1937
Fulton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 2011
Hancock
Washington County
Maryland, USA

Eileen Swain, age 73, of Hancock, Md., died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at her home.

Born October 3, 1937 in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Isabelle Ray Bishop and the widow of James W. Swain who died February 19, 1999.

She was a 1955 graduate of Southern Fulton High School, Warfordsburg, Pa.
She had been employed as a cashier and in customer service for McKinley's Food Market, Dollar General and Harry's Food Market, all in Hancock, Md.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Hancock, Md. and served the community in numerous ways.

She is survived by four daughters, Pamela Smith and husband, Greg, of Big Cove Tannery, Pa., Starla Ward and husband, Jim, Jr. of Hagerstown, Md., Tina Thomas of Clear Spring, Md and Sherri Kratz and husband, Bill, of Hancock, Md.; one son, Dennis Swain of Hancock, Md.; two sisters, B. Geraldine Shives of Hancock, Md. and Velma Mann of Warfordsburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Beth Keidel and husband George of Falling Waters, W.Va., Deidre Swain and fiancÚ Allen Omps of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Anthony Smith and fianceÚ Amanda Weller, Brad and Megan Smith of Mercersburg, Pa., Keith Ward of Hagerstown, Md., Jason Ward of Knoxville, Tenn., Rebecca Shoemaker and husband Chris of Hancock, Md., Zita Thomas of New York City, N.Y., Meladie Thomas and fiancÚ Nick Gadoury, Logan Houser of Clear Spring, Md., Bryan Kratz of Hancock, Md.; great grandchildren, Kolen and Aubri Smith of Chambersburg, Pa., Owen and Charlotte Gadoury of Hancock, Md.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd C. Bishop, Sr. and one grandson, Thomas Kratz.

A service was held Saturday, February 5, at 2 p.m. at Grace Christian Fellowship, Rev. Edward Guyer officiated. Burial was in the Piney Plains United Methodist Cemetery, Little Orleans, Md.

The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Md.
paid obituary

Used with permission of the Morgan Messenger, Berkeley Springs, WV
 
 
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 Parents:
  Chester Franklin Bishop (1892 - 1948)
  Rosie Isabelle Ray Bishop (1905 - 1985)
 
 Spouse:
  James Webster Swain (1933 - 1999)
 
 Siblings:
  Beatrice Geraldine Bishop Shives (1928 - 2014)*
  Margaret Eileen Bishop Swain (1937 - 2011)
  Lloyd C. Bishop (1940 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Piney Plains Methodist Church Cemetery
Bellegrove
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: GraveRobber
Record added: Feb 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65567701
Margaret Eileen <i>Bishop</i> Swain
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Margaret Eileen <i>Bishop</i> Swain
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 Added: Aug. 12, 2011
 
 
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