Doris J. Swaim of Sadsbury Township
Doris J. Swaim, 73, of Sadsbury Twp., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Reitzel Swaim, Jr., with whom she shared 53 years of marriage.
Born in Martinsburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ruth A. (Van-Why) and Delbert Hutzler. She lived in Christiana and the Coatesville area most of her life. Doris graduated from Octorara High School and also from the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1963.
She retired from the Family Resource and Counseling Center, and prior to that had several jobs as an RN.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Pomeroy.
Doris enjoyed teaching Sunday School, served as Church Secretary and Clerk, sang in the Choir, participated in Women’s Fellowship, worked on OAHS Reunion Committee and was a Board of Directors Chair at FRCC.
Doris is survived, in addition to her husband, by her two daughters, C. Elise Shepard of Coatesville, and Stephanie A. Jones, wife of Donald, of Parkesburg; five grandchildren, Michael, Hannah, Emma and Ruth Shepard and Lisa Jones and two siblings, Richard W. Hutzler of Willow Street and Gail A. Lewis of Narvon. Doris was predeceased by her son, Michael Lee Swaim.
The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:00am at the Tel Hai Chapel, 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook, PA, followed by interment at Upper Octorara Cemetery. The viewing will be held at the Chapel from 10 to 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Parkesburg Point Youth Center, PO Box 731, Parkesburg, PA 19365.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com