Ardella M. Sweigert, 88

NOV. 20, 1924-AUG. 11, 2013

August 12, 2013
  • Ardella M. Sweigert
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Ardella May (McKee) Sweigert, 88, of Hagerstown, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Homewood at Williamsport.

Born Nov. 20, 1924, in Beaver Creek, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Lula May (Newcomer) McKee.

Ardella was a 1943 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She worked as a secretary for Potomac Edison before she went to work for Washington County Hospital for 15 years in the Central Service Department.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown, where she served as an elder.

Ardella is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Luther B. Sweigert; two daughters, Judith M. Wagner and husband, C. Richard Wagner, of South Boston, Va., and Nancy J. Nally and husband, Paul Z. Nally Jr., of Hagerstown; two granddaughters, Rebecca Catherine Simmerman and husband, Timothy, and Sara Elizabeth Dorsey and husband, Jeremy; a great-grandson, Timothy James “TJ” Simmerman; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Newcomer McKee; and 10 half brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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