Betty Jane (Smith) Swain, 83

December 29, 2009

SEPT. 21, 1926-DEC. 27, 2009

Betty Jane (Smith) Swain, 83, of Hagerstown, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 21, 1926, in Downsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Arthur M. and Ruth Elizabeth (Harbaugh) Smith.

Her husband of 64 years, Elwood "Bert" Swain, preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2006.

Mrs. Swain was employed as a school bus driver for the Washington County Board of Education for 13 years.

Betty was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her two daughters, Eugenia L. Vincent of Hagerstown and E. Ann Moore of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three brothers, Robert Smith of Easton, Md., and Charles and Richard Smith of Hagerstown; two grandchildren, Stephanie Vanorsdale of Martinsburg and Heather Thompson of Hagerstown; and four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Seth, Jacob and Katelyn.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Arthur Smith.


Friends may visit beginning at 9 a.m. today at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at the funeral home. Pastor Brian G. Kelley will officiate. Interment will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery.

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