Helen M. (Lewis) Swope, 93

June 14, 2009

JAN. 22, 1916-JUNE 11, 2009

SMITHSBURG -- Helen M. (Lewis) Swope, 93, formerly of Pleasant Valley Road in Smithsburg, died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 22, 1916, in Garfield, Frederick County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Ella Martha Draper Lewis.

She was a homemaker, baker and gardener.

She was a lifelong member of Mount Bethel United Methodist Church and Mary-Martha fellowship class of Foxville, Md.

She is survived by her son, with whom she resided for the past six years, Harry W. (Skip) Lewis of Woodsboro, Md.; two nephews, Jim Lewis and Gabriel Lewis; and special friends, the Rev. Bill and Nancy Kercheval, Butch and Barbara Martin, and Larry and Joyce Reeder.


She was preceded in death by two sisters, Haven Swope and Della Wolf; and three brothers, Rosco Lewis, Leaster Lewis and Richard Lewis.

Services will be Monday, June 15, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, with Pastor Lisa Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Mount Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Friends may call at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m.

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