Betty Jane (Bargo) Marker Swartz

Born: Tue., Mar. 16, 1926
Died: Tue., Jun. 19, 2018

Private Interment

Private Service


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 22, 2018
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

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     Betty J. (Bargo) Marker Swartz, 92, of Mifflintown, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Brookline Manor.

     Born March 16, 1926, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Wallace E. and Roberta M. (Marks) Bargo.

     She is survived by one son, Donald E. Swartz, Jr. and wife, Gale, of Mifflin, one daughter, Kay P. Wood and husband, George, of Mifflin, one daughter-in-law, Christine Shadel of McAlisterville, eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by two husbands, George E. Marker and Donald E. Swartz, Sr, one son, Ricky D. Marker, and one daughter, Kathy L. Marker.

     Betty graduated from Yeagertown High School in 1945 and from Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. She worked as a registered nurse at Lewistown Hospital, Black's Hospital and Brookline Manor.

     She enjoyed square dancing, reading, gardening, traveling on bus trips and especially spending time with her family.

      There will be a viewing on Friday, June 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown.

     The graveside service and interment at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook, with Pastor Judy Rowles, will be at the convenience of the family.

     The family requests that those who desire make a contribution in memory of Betty to The Alzheimer's Association, 2595 Interstate Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

     Condolences may be left at

Charitable donations may be made in Betty's memory to the following organization:

Alzheimer's Association
2595 Interstate Dr., Ste 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110

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   Posted Tue June 26, 2018
Dear Family, I remember.... Your mother was a very special person. My mother & your mother at one time worked together... My mother was an aide where your mother worked. She often talked about your mother and the respect she had for her as her treatment for her patients.... Hold on to all the good memories! Believe in what she did and her kind heart!