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Marjory Clough Schwertner


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Marjory Clough Schwertner Obituary
Marjory Clough Schwertner, 89, of Newtown Square, Pa, passed away on Feb. 3, 2017. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at St. Martin’s Church, Radnor on Monday, Feb. 13 at 11 AM. Marjory was born on August 28, 1927 in Chester, Pa. She grew up in Wallingford and graduated from Nether Providence High School where she was awarded the American Legion’s outstanding student honor. She studied psychology and earned a BA from Swarthmore College, 1948, where she met her husband, the late Richard W. Schwertner. She raised her family, the late Richard C. Schwertner, Linda (Jack) Cummiskey, and Charles (Nancy) Schwertner in Villanova, Pa. She was an active member of a number of organizations including as driver/escort for the Surrey Club, the former Jr. Service Board, the Old Eagle Garden Club, and St. Martin’s Church. She volunteered for decades at the original “Trading Post” in Paoli benefiting the Fox Chase Institute for Cancer Research. She was also an accomplished painter, a hobby she pursued with great talent and passion. Maggie and Dick also enjoyed traveling with friends and family throughout the United States and around the world. They made a home in Amelia Island, Fl. where she volunteered at the Amelia Island Museum of History, pursued her painting, played tennis, and enjoyed many fond friendships. Later in her life, Maggie and Dick moved to Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square, Pa. where they enjoyed the company of family and friends old and new. Maggie enjoyed the activities of many groups at Dunwoody Village including the Memorial Garden Committee, the current events discussion group, and the book discussion group. She was a regular volunteer in the library and the gift shop and a regular contributor to Inside Dunwoody, where she often introduced new residents to the community. Maggie is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Julia, Robin, Ted (Bobbi), Kai (Felix), Hillar, and Allison. She was proud of the many personal and professional accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Her family and many friends will miss her intelligence, wit, encouragement, and thoughtful companionship. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Dunwoody Village Memorial Garden, 3500 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073 or Peter’s Place, 336 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, Pa. 19087.
Published in Main Line Media News on Feb. 12, 2017
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