Shirley M. Swisher, 64

March 17, 2009

JUNE 19, 1944-MARCH 15, 2009

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Shirley M. Swisher, 64, of 4700 Buchanan Trail West, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 19, 1944, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Stanley L. and Claire E. Carbaugh Gelsinger.

Her husband, Jerry B. Swisher Sr., died Sept. 22, 1992. They were married Sept. 1, 1961.

In her earlier years, she was a seamstress at the former Stanley Co., Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a member of Mount Tabor Brethren in Christ Church near Mercersburg, Pa.

She volunteered with the American Cancer Society and its Daffodil Days.

She is survived by one daughter, Lucinda L. Hilde of Selah, Wash.; one son, Jerry B. Swisher Jr. of Waynesboro; one brother, Melvin Gelsinger of Greencastle, Pa.; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.


Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. Pastor Kevin Lay will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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