Doris J. Swaim
Wilde Funeral Home
434 Main St
Parkesburg, PA
Doris J. Swaim, 73, of Sadsbury Twp., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Reitzel Swaim, Jr., with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Martinsburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ruth A. (VanWhy) and Delbert Hutzler. She lived in Christiana and the Coatesville area most of her life. Doris graduated from Octorara High School and also from the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1963. She retired from the Family Resource and Counseling Center, and prior to that had several jobs as an RN. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Pomeroy. Doris enjoyed teaching Sunday School, served as Church Secretary and Clerk, sang in the Choir, participated in Women’s Fellowship, worked on OAHS Reunion Committee and was a Board of Directors Chair at FRCC. Doris is survived, in addition to her husband, by her two daughters, C. Elise Shepard of Coatesville, and Stephanie A. Jones, wife of Donald, of Parkesburg; five grandchildren, Michael, Hannah, Emma and Ruth Shepard and Lisa Jones and two siblings, Richard W. Hutzler of Willow Street and Gail A. Lewis of Narvon. Doris was predeceased by her son, Michael Lee Swaim. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:00am at the Tel Hai Chapel, 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook, PA, followed by interment at Upper Octorara Cemetery. The viewing will be held at the Chapel from 10 to 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Parkesburg Point Youth Center, PO Box 731, Parkesburg, PA 19365. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at
Published by The Daily Local from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2016.
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Elise and Family, Prayers lifted for your family! Love the Lynch's
Erika Lynch
November 22, 2016
a loved one
November 21, 2016
Reitzel and family:

To have known Doris was to have loved her. Doris could walk into the darkest room an d it would light up with her presence. Regardless of what troubled you, she could make you smile. This world was truly a better place because of Doris Swaim.
Virgil & Elaine Probasco
November 20, 2016
A fabulous person full of life and always with the best intentions.

Best wishes
John Churchfield
November 18, 2016
My condolences to her family. What a lovely lady and that smile tells you everything you need to know about her. She was a wonderful woman and so much fun to be with.

Dear one, Rest in peace
Bob Madden
November 18, 2016
Dear Swaim Family,

I can only recall chatting with Doris one time as we were introduced to each other at a meeting in a small group of ladies many years ago.

Her reputation was true to her but I met more than a "nice lady". Her bright smile and caring nature was striking from the inside out.

Peace be with you, Linda Townsend Summars
November 18, 2016
Reitzel. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Doris was always a caring, gracious lady. Take care.
Kevin Wagner
November 18, 2016
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mrs. Swaim. May you take comfort in knowing that she is now in God's loving embrace.
Mark Hornberger
November 18, 2016
Judi and I will miss Doris. She was a dear friend of my wife, Judi and I. Our sincere hope is for the Reitzel family to find love and peace in the remembering of this lovely lady. Judi & Milt Mitchell Charlotte, NC.
November 18, 2016
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