Yvonne A. Swartzbaugh
08/13/1936 - 09/09/2017

Yvonne A. Swartzbaugh, 81, of McSherrystown entered into God’s eternal care on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Conestoga View Nursing Center in Lancaster. She was the wife of Clair E. Swartzbaugh who died in 2001. Born August 13, 1936 in New Oxford, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Marie (Billman) Hockensmith. Yvonne was retired from the Hanover Shoe Co. and worked part time at McDonald’s. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown, a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hanover and the McSherrystown Moose. Yvonne enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are two children, Rick Swartzbaugh and wife Bonnie of Columbia and Vicki Davis and husband Bruce of Avon Park, FL; six grandchildren, Andy Strausbaugh, Scott Swartzbaugh, Mike Link, Melissa Doremus, Bruce Davis II and Kim Nace; 12 great-grandchildren, Quinn, Brody, Avery, Cooper, Sammy, Paige, Madeline, William, Lucas, Leo, Persephone and Isabelle; five siblings, Marge Smith, Sarah Arigo, Terry Williams, Jerry Hockensmith and Dan Hockensmith. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Swartzbaugh, a granddaughter, Amy Lynn Strausbaugh, and by five siblings, Dorry Gebhart, Myrna Mowery, Fred Hockensmith, Leonard Hockensmith and Patricia Orndorff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Annunciation Church in McSherrystown, with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown. Relatives and friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave, McSherrystown with prayers at 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Yvonne may be made to the Charity of one’s choice.

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Posted at:09/11/2017 10:10 am
Sue Flaherty Myers - susiefm@verizon.net
Vickie, Rick and families, I remember your mother when we were all living close together (Third and Jefferson Streets) and I was going to ask about her when I saw Vickie in Florida. May all of those many memories and the love of family and friends help you during this time. With love, thoughts and prayers, Sue Flaherty Myers

Posted at:09/11/2017 6:06 pm
Brenda Warehime - Warehimeb@gmail.com
Vicki, Holding all of you in prayer at the loss of your mother. Remembering times spent at your house playing. Always enjoyed talking with your mom and dad and family. Take care. Stay safe in Florida. Hugs and prayers. Brenda Kuhn Warehime 💕🙏

Posted at:09/12/2017 9:09 am
Melanie & Russ Berwager -
Vickie,Rick,Bruce, and Bonnie, We extend our deep sadness over the passing of your Mom. We'll always remember the fun times of gathering together and remembering your Mother's great smile and laugh. Take care of each other, sending love and prayers, Melanie & Russ

Posted at:09/12/2017 10:10 am
Betsy Hall -
Vicki, Rick & family, Just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. May all your family memories help you through this time. May she rest in peace.

Posted at:09/12/2017 6:06 pm
Janet E. McMaster - janetmcmaster@ceturylink.net
I always enjoyed waiting on Yvonne when I worked at Lincoln Tours. She was a very personable person and a joy to talk with.

Posted at:09/16/2017 8:08 am
gc - gcooks@hotmail.com
Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

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