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Grace M. Swisher

May 1, 2012

Grace M. Swisher, 81, of 5078 Moreland Baptist Rd., Unityville, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born February 7, 1931 at home in Penn Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Jasper and Lena (Weaver) Holmes. She and her husband, Melvin E. Swisher, who survives, were married June 14, 1950.

Grace worked at the former International Furniture Company, Montoursville for five years.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Unityville.

Grace was fond of flowers. She enjoyed sewing, baking and collecting chicken figurines. Most of all she loved spending time with and caring for her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 61 years are three children and their spouses, John Swisher, of Knoxville, TN, Cathy Bomboy (Keith) and Melvin “Chip” Swisher, Jr. (Betty), all of Unityville; three brothers, Chester Bruce Holmes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Herbert Carl Holmes; five sisters, Anna Blanche Frantz, Myra Derrick, Clara Jane Bower, Norma Whitmoyer, and Mildred Schreffler; six grandchildren, Tessie Savage, Brittany Ellison, Marisa Reeder, Melvin Ammon Swisher, Kyle and Chad Bomboy ; and two great-grandchildren, Noah Savage and Chase Ellison.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by one brother, Warren Holmes and one sister, Nellie Budman.

The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Monday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. Officiating was her pastor, Rev. James R. Sunderland, Jr. Burial followed in the Salem Cemetery, Unityville.

The family welcomed flowers; however, if desired, contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church and mailed to Vera Lewis, Treasurer, 241 S. Gordner Church Rd., Unityville, PA 17774.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com.