Beulah V. Swope, 97

AUG. 29, 1914-JAN. 27, 2012

January 28, 2012
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Beulah Vandelia (Haupt) Swope, 97, of Hagerstown, Md., passed from this life Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Golden Living Nursing Center in Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 29, 1914, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Francis and Vandelia (Easterday) Haupt. She was preceded in death by two husbands, William Griffith and William “Buddy” Myers.

Beulah previously was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church, and most recently attended services at Gateway Ministries in Williamsport, Md.

She previously had been an employee of Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Beulah will be fondly remembered for her love of car rides and Mountaingate Restaurant, and playing bingo at Golden Living.

The family extends appreciation to the staff at Golden Living Center and Hospice of Washington County for their kind care and compassion.

She is survived by her faithful husband of 22 years, Ralph L. Swope; five children, Temmie E. Myers and husband, Whitey, of Smithsburg, Md., Helen C. Crampton of Baltimore, Md., Betty J. Dagenhart and husband, Mick, of Alabama, Roger R. Griffith and friend, Tina, of Hagerstown, and Pauline M. Zepp and husband, Richard, of Keedysville, Md.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren. She also is survived by several stepchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Dave and Marge.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Ruth Hines and Eva Hines Whipp; one brother; three sisters; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral ceremony will be Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Rodney Rhodes and the Rev. Lynn Munson will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit beginning Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at noon at the funeral home, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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