Rossie "Charlene" Swanke

Rossie "Charlene" Swanke, 59, of Westminster, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Carroll Hospital Center. Born Jan. 28, 1955 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Rossie P. Corcoran and Clifford Harvey Baker,Sr. She loved the sound of the ocean, listening to Jimmy Buffet, exploring the roots of her family through genealogy and spending time with her grand-kids. Her strong-willed and outgoing personality will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by a son Matthew Swanke of Westminster, daughters Sarah Swanke of Westminster and Jessica Minnier and husband Shawn of Littlestown, Pa., grandchildren Austin Swanke, Laura Wallender, Kyleigh, Alissa and Chloe Minnier; brothers and sisters Margaret "Peg" Mooney of Lansdowne, Joan and Allen Becker of Ellicott City, Patricia and Robert Hartman of Ocean Pines, Cliff and Bonnie Baker of Frederick, and Bob and Kathy Hess of West Point, Ca. She was predeceased by brother-in-law J. Donald Mooney and brother and sister-in-law Ron and Alberta Baker. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. immediately followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m at the Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll Regional Cancer Center (CRCC), 555 South Center St., Westminster, MD 21157, Attn: Karen Alban.

Funeral Home

Fletcher Funeral Home
254 E Main Street Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848 -7575

Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 7, 2014