Mary Ellen Swanson

Mary Ellen Swanson, age 82, of Bethel Park, PA, formerly of West Garfield Avenue, DuBois, PA died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at her home.

Born December 10, 1932 in Falls Creek, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Ellen (Carlson) Allshouse.

On June 5, 1954 in Falls Creek, PA, she married Lawrence E. Swanson. He preceded her in death in 2010.

In 1993, after 22 ½ years of service, she retired from Bell of Pennsylvania as a clerk.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine, and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Advisory Board, and enjoyed reading, spending time with her family, playing cards, and doing activities with her friends
Mary Ellen is survived by her children: Lee Ann Swanson, MD of Peters Township, PA; Penny Truesdale and her husband, Tom of DuBois, PA and D. Scott Swanson and his wife, Sandy of Fairbanks, AL, a sister, Nancy Griffin of Lakewood, CO and ten grandchildren.
he was preceded in death by her daughter (Wendy Sayers)

There will be no public visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. from the chapel at Morningside Cemetery

Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice

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The Goble Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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