Shirley M. Swartz

By on July 24, 2013

59, bus driver, Girl Scout leader

Shirley M. (Seace) Swartz went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

She was born in Harrisburg Oct. 6, 1954 to Edwin R. Seace Sr. and the late Pauline G. (Barth) Seace.

She was the loving wife of George Swartz; they were married Jan. 31, 1976. She was also the loving mother of Jason and Janine, a magnificent friend and was called Mom by many other children. Her house and heart were always open to any child. She always wanted to help neighbors, friends and family. She heartened many children through school bus driving, Girl Scouts, Scouting for Food, Manheim FFA and Venture Crew.

She graduated from Manheim Township High School in the class of 1973.

Shirley was a dedicated school bus driver for 28 years for Groff Inc. and had worked various other jobs including Smoker and Company, Carolyn’s Notary, Cope’s Plumbing, Lancaster Airport Authority, Warwick Township Administration, Atlantic Breeders Co-op, Dr. Orlando Dentistry, Miles Shoes and Edelson Equine Associates.

Shirley also spent time volunteering with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Warwick District Scouting for Food, Lancaster Aero Club, Lititz Garden Club, Manheim FFA and PA Equine Council. She enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, sewing, crafts, traveling and camping.

Shirley was a passionate horse owner of 31 years. She enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and Canada, especially to destinations in western North America, with her husband and children.

She was preceded in death by her brother Edwin R. Seace Jr. and survived by brothers George R. Seace (Mildred), William R. Seace and Walter R. Seace (Gina), all of Lititz.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 W. Orange St., Lititz, on Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m. with Rev. James R. Gable, Jr. officiating. Family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions should be sent to Mount Hope Horse Rescue, 2244 E. Mount Hope Road, Manheim, PA 17545; or Manheim Future Farmers of America in c/o Deb Seibert, Manheim Central High School, 400 Adele Ave., Manheim, PA 17545.

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