Beatrice C. Swain
passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November
1, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born in Doe Run, PA on April 4, 1930 to the late Milton P. Carey and Esther (Smith) Carey.
Beatrice is survived by her husband, Earl Swain; five children; 12 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Beatrice is preceded in death by three sisters: Pearl O. Pyle, Pauline Chestnut, Mildred Hanby; brother, Milton “Bud” Carey; grandson, Lawrence Swain Jr.; and son-in-law, Glenn Smith.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122. W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711. A Celebration of Beatrice’s Life will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2 p.m. at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, where family and friends may begin visiting at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Beatrice’s honor may be made payable to “Willow Tree Hospice” of Kennett Square or “Kemblesville United Methodist Church” send in care of the funeral home.
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A Life Celebration ® Home and nature. She enjoyed her many trips around town shopping or meeting up with friends for lunch. She had many special friends and everyone she met fell in love with her. Sunday evenings were special to mom as it became a time for family to gather.
Mom was gifted with a green thumb as she could grow most anything. She loved jewelry and always wore a wide array, having an interesting story to tell about each piece. Other hobbies included bird watching, caring for cats, bingo and TV.
In addition to her parents, Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Truitt and eight siblings.
Survivors include her six loving children, John Wayne Truitt (Staci), Linda M. Bozarth (Keith), Roger L. Truitt (Valerie), Judy A. Hotchkiss (Robert), Dorothy R. Gill (James), Walter I. Truitt (Dian). Additional survivors and life blessings include 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Lastly, she leaves behind her beloved cat, Candy.
Lucy was an active member of Cherry Hill United Methodist Church since 1961. She had many church friends and special memories. When able, she would help ser ve at luncheons. She loved playing bingo with her friends at the Harlan House.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, 33 Elk Mills Road, Elkton, MD where visitation will begin at 9 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cherry Hill United Methodist Church or Amedisys Foundation, c/o Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton Street, Elkton, MD 21921.