Jane Swope
07/08/1920 - 03/05/2016

Jane Swope, 95, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover. She was the wife of Francis E. Swope who died October 12, 1975.  Born July 8, 1920 in McSherrystown, she was the daughter of Edward and Margie (Lawrence) Willet.  Jane was a lifelong member of Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown. She enjoyed reading, bingo and spending time with family and friends.  Surviving are nine children; Margaret “Peg” Weaver and husband Cyril, Francis E. "Skip” Swope Jr. and wife Janet all of McSherrystown, David Swope and wife April of New Oxford, Donald Swope and wife Joni of Hanover, Rebecca Kopf and husband Patrick, Patricia Groft and husband David all of McSherrystown, Pamela Little and husband Leon, Diane Brodie and husband John all of Hanover, and Anita Sipling and companion Ike Gladhill of Hanover; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine siblings; Carl, John, Burnell and Donald Willet, Mildred Horwedel, Marie Carbaugh, Ruth Cover, Rita Eckenrode and Marion Sanders.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Annunciation Church in McSherrystown, with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received Monday 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Jane may be made to; Annunciation Church Memorial Fund, 26 N. Third St. McSherrystown, PA 17344.

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Posted at:03/07/2016 7:07 am
Gordon & Libby Snyder - Libster1953@comcast.net
Bec, Pat and family, so sorry for the loss of your mom/grandma. What a sweet lady she was and will remain in your hearts. Love & prayers 🙏 Libby and Gordon Snyder

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Posted at:03/07/2016 9:09 am
Karen Harmon - kmharmon@iu12.org
Pam and Family, My heart goes out to you. May you find comfort in your memories. Your are in my prayers and thoughts at this most difficult time. God Bless.

Posted at:03/07/2016 9:09 am
Tina Cooper - Jt@cooperhousehold.com
Anita, I can still remember us sitting at your kitchen table and talking with Jane on Friday nights before our "girls night out" some 20 years ago. We never knew what the evening would hold, but talking with your Mom never failed to be the best part. Jane was a pure treat and thank you for sharing her with me.

Posted at:03/07/2016 9:09 am
Michelle Kennedy - mlkennedy@iu12.org
Pam and Natalie, I am sorry to hear of the loss of the matriarch in your family. God bless you and your families during this time. My sincere condolences. Respectfully, Michelle Kennedy

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Posted at:03/07/2016 12:12 pm
Janice Tucker -
Dear Pam and Natalie, Please accept my deepest condolences. I am praying for strength and comfort for you at this time. Sincerely, Janice

Posted at:03/07/2016 5:05 pm
Pat Hubbard -
Dear Swope Family, You should all be very proud of the good care you gave your Mom. At times it was not always easy. Jane was blessed to have this big family to love her to the end. You have our sympathy and each of you are in our thoughts and prayers! Pat and Gary Hubbard

Posted at:03/07/2016 5:05 pm
Loraine Yoneda - loyoneda@hotmail.com
Becky and Family: Thinking of you as you lay your mom to rest and begin your life without her. Sincere condolences.

Posted at:03/08/2016 7:07 am
Tom Imler - timler64@gmail.com
Thoughts and prayers going out to my cousins. Your Mother was a special lady!!

Posted at:03/08/2016 9:09 pm
Sue Flaherty Myers - susiefm@verizon.net
Becky and Swope family, Your shared care of your mother/grandmother in the last years of her life was such an experience and one that will be forever in your memories. May all of those precious times help you through this time of adjustment to life without your parents. God bless you, Sue Flaherty Myers

Posted at:03/15/2016 9:09 am
Esther Ells - typark2@comcast.net
Pat and Peg, My sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. I remember you spoke of your mother when I worked with both of you. God Bless.

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