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Dorothy Louise (Phillips) Swartley

October 26, 1930 ~ January 9, 2022 (age 91)


Dorothy Louise Swartley, 91, of Drums, passed away early Sunday morning, January 9, 2022, at the Gardens at East Mountain, Wilkes Barre, following a month-long illness.

Born in Sawyer, MI, October 26, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ruth (Gramith) Phillips and spent the past 40 years in Drums, after moving from Norristown.

Dorothy was a member of her high school choir and worked as a Secretary for the Standard Speaker.  She enjoyed spending her time crafting, reading, and knitting and was very interested in history.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a son David Morden who passed away in September of 2021.

Surviving are her loving husband of the past 42 years, C. Morris Swartley; a daughter Cindy Hamnett and husband Gavin, Barrytown, NY; a step-daughter Lisa Riley and husband Steve, Allentown; a step-son Jay Swartley and wife Athena, US Virgin Islands; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held later this spring, at the convenience of the family in Saint John's Lutheran and UCC Cemetery.  Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., (East), 669 West Butler Drive, Drums, is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

Memorial donations may be made to SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences can be entered, and more information is available at

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Pending Services

St. Johns Lutheran and UCC Cemetery
St. Johns Road
Saint Johns, PA 18247

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