Barbara Ann Swartz, McConnell Road, New Wilmington, passed away suddenly of natural causes at 9:50p.m. on Tuesday (7-2-13) at UPMC Horizon Hospital, Farrell. She was 65.
A lifelong area resident, she was born Sept. 24, 1947 in Farrell, a daughter of Dennis Shanes and Mary Hazel McGlumphy Shanes.
She attended Brookfield schools and spent her adult life as a homemaker raising and caring for her family.
Barbara was an avid bingo player and she was a member of the Royal Order of Moose, Lodge 55 in Farrell.
She married Hugh O. Swartz on March 12, 1971 and he survives at home.
She also leaves behind a son, John James Swartz and his wife Amy of Jamestown; a daughter Melissa Ann Sherman and her husband Gene of Masury; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, a son Dennis L. Thompson; a sister Karen Fleeger; her step-mother Vivian Shanes, and a stepsister Bertha Meckley.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Barbara Ann, 65, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: None. Friends may send condolences to her family by visiting www.mcgoniglefuneralhomeand crematory.com
Service: A memorial service will be held for Barbara at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.