Williamsport, MD – JoEllen Swartz, 61, of Williamsport, MD passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Doey’s House in Hagerstown, MD after a 6 ½ year long hard fought battle with ovarian cancer while maintaining a positive attitude until the very end. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
She was born on August 26, 1958 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Norman Elton Sr. and Edith Lorraine Harbaugh Bowers.
She was a 1976 graduate of Williamsport High School Williamsport, MD.
JoEllen was previously employed at The Cutting Lane in Williamsport, MD.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Reformed Church in Clear Spring, MD.
She was also a member of Red Feather Council #59 Degree of Pocahontas in Williamsport, MD. She was the past Great Pocahontas for the State of Maryland. She was also a member of Potomac Fish and Game Club Auxiliary in Williamsport, MD.
JoEllen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years Clarence E. “Buddy” Swartz; daughter Sara L. Smith and her husband Richard of Williamsport, MD; daughter Angie C. Barnard and her husband Robby of Mercersburg, PA; son Josh D. Swartz of Hagerstown, MD; brother Norman E. “Chip” Bowers, Jr. and his wife Terri of Williamsport, MD; loving grandsons Bryce, Landon, Aiden, Treton, and Braylon; niece Holli; nephew Eric.
She was predeceased by a grandson Dominic B. Swartz.
The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The funeral home will be open after 1:00 pm on Sunday for the convenience of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 am with Pastor Stewart Torres officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park Hagerstown, MD.
Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742
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