C. Marie Swift

ELIZABETHTOWN — C. Marie Swift, 91, entered into eternal rest Friday, April 26, 2013, at Community General Hospital, Harrisburg.

Marie was born Oct. 2, 1921, in Kulpmont, a daughter of the late Hurd W. and Helen C. Geist.

She graduated from Shamokin High School in 1939.

On April 4, 1942, she married the love of her life, Robert L. Swift, whom she met at a firemen's convention in Shamokin.

Marie was a member of the Shamokin Alumni Association. She loved music, having performed in her high school choir and operettas and later in the Trinity Methodist Church of Harrisburg choir.

She loved traveling and camping with her husband, Robert, in their RV.

Marie will be remembered by her family as a loving mother to her three children and a devoted wife to her husband. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Marie leaves behind her beloved husband of 71 years, Robert L. Swift; a son, Kenneth L. Swift and his wife, Janice; a daughter, Sandra Bingaman and her husband, Gary; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Marie was preceded in death by a son, Robert C. Swift.

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SWIFT — C. Marie Swift, 91, of Elizabethtown. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Paxton United Methodist Church, 3550 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Ort officiating. Burial will follow in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made in Marie's name to the Paxton United Methodist Church. If you would like to make an online condolence to the family, go to GeigleFuneralHome.com or on Facebook.

Published in The News Item on Apr. 28, 2013