KANE - Viola M. Swedenhjelm, 73, of 33 Tionesta Ave., Kane, died Wednesday afternoon (May 8, 2013) at Kane Community Hospital.
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Born Jan. 8, 1940, in Kane, she was the daughter of Harry B. and Helen A. Herron Umpleby. On Aug. 8, 1959, in Kane, she married Lawrence A. Swedenhjelm, who survives.
A member of the First United Methodist Church, Viola worked at Stackpole for many years until its closure, then was a dietary aide at the Residential Care Center, and lastly, at The Lutheran Home at Kane, retiring in 2007.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Lavonne Gillespie and Lynn (Robert) Kinney, both of Kane; a son, Randy (Quentin) Swedenhjelm of Kane; six grandchildren, Jessica Erb, Travis Gillespie, Christofer and James Swedenhjelm and Cruise and Chance Kinney; and a great-grandson, Aiden Gillespie. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by brothers, Frederick and Elton Umpleby.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home Inc., a which time a service will be held there with the Rev. W. Craig Smith, pastor of the Mount Jewett-Hazel Hurst United Methodist Churches, officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Lutheran Home at Kane, 100 High Point Drive, Kane, PA 16735.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com
Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home
103 South Fraley Street
Kane, PA 16735
Published in The Bradford Era from May 9 to May 16, 2013