Margaret E. Swope, 86

August 05, 2011
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DEC. 8, 1924-AUG. 4, 2011

Margaret E. "Tilley" Swope, 86, of Pleasant Valley Road in Smithsburg, Md., passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Dec. 8, 1924, in Pleasant Valley, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Edna Mae (Bowman) Kline.

She was employed by L'Aiglon of Hagerstown for seven years and also was a farmer and gardener.

She was a life member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, where she and her husband were caretakers for 23 years.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Roger A. "Barney" Swope, whom she married Dec. 31, 1942; sisters, Agnes G. Grossnickle of Wolfsville, Henrietta S. McFerren of Smithsburg and Judy L. Willard of Foxville; brothers, Wade R. Kline and James W. Kline, both of Smithsburg; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, with the Rev. John W. Schildt and Pastor A. Paul Harne officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, in care of Roger Swope, 12262 Pleasant Valley Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783.

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