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July 5, 2012

Dorothy E. “Dot” Swingle

Retired school cook enjoyed flower gardening

---- — Dorothy “Dot” E. Swingle of Mercer passed away peacefully at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday (7-3-2012) at Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township. She was 94.

She was born Nov. 30, 1917, to Roy Montgomery Wilson and Rachael Lavina (Greggs) Wilson in Grove City. On June 8, 1940, she married Harold Robert “Hank” Swingle, her husband of 54 years who passed away July 20, 1994.

Dorothy was well known and loved by many in Mercer County. For nearly 20 years, she worked at the Mercer school district food service, retiring as Mercer High School’s head cook in 1979. Prior to her marriage, Dorothy was the childcare provider at Mercer Sanitarium. Dorothy was a member of “50 Plus” at Mercer United Methodist Church and Mercer Garden Club. She packed a lot of spirit, energy, and humor into her small frame and took great pride in her family, home, and flower gardens.

Survived by her daughters, Dottie Taylor (Kenneth) of Waynesboro; Sherry Cameron (Clyde) of Cranberry Township; and Eydie Swingle of Darlington; and a son, Tim Swingle of Butler. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Cheri, of Canonsburg; a brother, Ron Wilson of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Simons and Virginia Stamp; three brothers, David (Pete) Wilson, Kenneth and Jack; and her son, Bruce Swingle.

Memorial contributions may be made to Loaves and Fishes, in care of Mercer United Methodist Church, 250 East Butler St., Mercer 16137


Dorothy E. “Dot,” 94, of Mercer.

Calling hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday (7-8-12) and one hour before the funeral service at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Monday (7-9-12) in the funeral home, with the Rev. R. George Snyder of the Church of the Crossroads, Beaver Falls, officiating.

Internment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Sandy Lake Township.

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