Mildred Swab

November 2, 1912 - April 18, 2015

11/02/1912 - 04/18/2015

Mildred Swab, 102 formerly of Elizabethville, PA died Saturday, April 18 at her home in Bellaire, OH. She was born November 2, 1912 a daughter of the late Jay and Cora Long Spicher in Millersburg, PA. She graduated from Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing in Harrisburg, PA and attended Penn State University and the Rusk Institute for post graduate classes. She was a Registered Nurse and worked for Harrisburg Visiting Nurses for 33 years. She was married to Clarence Swab in 1933. She was a member of Farm Women group number 11. After retirement she was involved in many volunteer activities, loved to play cards, read, sew, traveled to many countries, loved to entertain at Senior Citizen events and made friends where ever she went. She was the oldest member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Elizabethville, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother Nevin Witmer. She is survived by her children, Jay Marlene Swab of Claverack, NY and Gail Eugene Gress of Bellaire, OH; seven grandchildren John Sarah Swab, James Erica Swab, Kenneth Dorothy Swab, Kevin Lindsay Swab, David Karen Gress, Cynthia George Lish and Kurt Amy Gress as well as fourteen great grandchildren, Whitney, Andrew, Karl, Matthew, Joseph, Sarah, Darby, Nathaniel and Raegan Swab, Matthew and Kelly Gress; Danielle and Abigail Lish and Benjamin Gress. Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 23 2015, at Beacon House 100 Resevoir Road, St. Clairsville, OH, at 11 am with Pastors Wayne Ickes and Jerry Wenger officiating. Family and friends of Mildred are invited. A service will be held at Salem Lutheran Church in Elizabethville, PA with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906. Memorial contributions can be made to the Beacon House Pavilion Fund or to the Salem Lutheran Church in Elizabethville, Pa for the upkeep of their stained glass windows. Share your thoughts and memories of Mildred with the family at

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Marianne Houtz
8 years ago

Heartfelt sympathy… Your mother was a inspiration to me and helped me so much back in the 70’s and 80’s when I need so much help with my invalid mother…. Praise God for Mildred.

Sarah Challenger
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of Mildred’s passing. She lived a full and long life. We worked well together. She always gave her best. Hope to attend her service in E’ville.

8 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss,my deepest sympathyto all especially the Gress familyMom Swab will always be remembered

Joan Hoke
8 years ago

To the family of Mildred Swab:

I first met your mother when I was young. She was the Visiting Nurse for my grandmother. Later I was a member with her of Society of Farm Women Group 11. I have many, many fond memories of her over the years. I admired the way she took care of her husband when he was ill. She was a great lady.

Joan Hoke, Millersburg, PA