Marlene G. Emory, 77

DEC. 5, 1935-JAN. 6, 2013

January 07, 2013
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Mrs. Marlene G. (Swope) Emory, 77, a resident of Menno Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 5, 1935, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Virginia C. (Lohman) Swope. She was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area.

She and her husband, Mr. Charles R. Emory, were married Oct. 24, 1953, in Hagerstown, Md. Mr. Emory passed away Aug. 23, 2002.

Mrs. Emory was a homemaker and did housecleaning for area families. She was a very caring person. She enjoyed making afghans every year for the local cancer auction and was always there with a helping hand, whether it was taking care of someone who was ill or feeding a hungry belly.

She attended Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church, Greencastle, Pa.

Mrs. Emory is survived by two children, Charles L. Emory of Waynesboro and Linda M. Barnhart and her husband, Jeffrey, of Marion, Pa.; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Isabel Sellers of State Line, Pa.; one brother, Walter Swope of Hagerstown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Swope, Robert Swope and Lloyd Swope; and two sisters, Adeline Semler and Peggy Shockey.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Burial will follow in Calvary Chapel Cemetery, Beartown.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002; or to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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