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Thelma E. Swift

October 27, 1919 — November 16, 2019

Thelma E. Swift          “beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother”

COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Thelma E. Swift, 100, of Coudersport, formerly of Coneville, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, November 16, 2019, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born on Monday, October 27, 1919 in Pleasant Valley Township, she was a daughter of George and Agnes Reed Meacham.  On April 25, 1942 in Port Allegany, she married Elton E. Swift, who passed away on April 12, 2004.

Thelma was a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1938 and was a graduate of Eleanor Beauty School in Buffalo, N.Y.  She worked as a hairdresser in Shinglehouse for one year and then in Coudersport until 1944, and lastly in her home in Hebron.

Thelma was a member of Hebron Union Church.  She enjoyed knitting and volunteering at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.  She most especially loved spending time with her family.

She will be sadly missed by her wonderful caregivers at Sweden Valley Manor.

Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie J. (Wayne) Hathaway of Coudersport and Kim M. (Ivan) Work of Marysville, Ohio; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, David Moyer of Montoursville; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Thelma was predeceased by infant twin sons; a daughter, Sandra Lee Moyer, who died in 2017; a grandson, Allen Hathaway, who died in 2018; four brothers; and ten sisters.

Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse where funeral services follow at 12 noon with the Rev. Howard R. Burnham, pastor emeritus of Hebron Union Church, and Pastor Harold Kiel of Bingham Center Bible Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hebron Union Church, 1149 SR 44N, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activities Fund, 1028 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915

Thelma’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Thelma, please visit or visit the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.



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