Verna E. Brandenberg, 94

MAY 4, 1918-JAN. 11, 2013

January 11, 2013

Verna Elizabeth Brandenberg, 94, of 13634 Ivy Way in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at her home.

Born Saturday, May 4, 1918, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Herbert M. Swope and Jane (Cordell) Swope.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Brandenburg, in 1979.

She was a lifelong member of State Line United Methodist Church.

Verna loved working in her yard and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son, Donald Ray Stains of Hagerstown; two daughters, Faye M. Siebert of Hagerstown and Bonnie L. Wise of Boonsboro, Md.; four sisters, Evelyn Downs of Hagerstown, Betty Burger of Greencastle, Pa., Catherine Wallace of Texas and Wilda Synan of Silver Spring, Md.; one brother, Bennett Swope of Ashley, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Swope; son-in-law, George L. Siebert; and a great-granddaughter, Katie Stains.

Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Randall Zeiler Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to State Line United Methodist Church, 287 East Ave., State Line, PA 17263 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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