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Connie A. (Rice) Gloss Swartz

November 22, 1946 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old


     Connie A. (Rice) Gloss Swartz, 75, of Port Royal, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

     Born Nov. 22, 1946, in Tuscarora, she was a daughter of the late Harold A. “Henny” and Ethel A. (Leister) Rice. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 41 years, Harold David Gloss, Sr. and is survived by her second husband, Arthur M. Swartz, whom she married June 7, 2008.

     Also surviving are one son, Harold David Gloss, Jr. and companion, Sandy Reed, two step-sons, Steven Swartz and wife, Laura, and Dennis Keith Swartz and wife, Hettie, one step-son-in-law, Tony Segina, five siblings, John Rice, Richard Rice and wife, Valerie, Janet Zeiders and husband, Steve, Hazel Rauch and companion, John Lehman, and James Rice, a sister-in-law, Trish Rice, a brother-in-law, Denny Pannebaker, four step-grandchildren, and her beloved dog, Jenny.

     She was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Sherry “Sissy” Segina, one brother, Dave Rice, one sister, Cindy Pannebaker, and one brother-in-law, Gary Rauch.

     Connie graduated from Juniata Joint High School. Although she had several jobs, her main one was caring for people in their homes and cleaning.

     She was a member of Mexico Full Gospel Mission where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.

     She enjoyed baking, especially pies, canning and helping on the farm. She was a wonderful wife and mother.

     There will be a viewing at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown on Friday, June 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. with a funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles McKee officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery.

     For those who desire, contributions in memory of Connie may be made to Mexico Full Gospel Mission, 485 Gill Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

     Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

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June 3, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 17059

Funeral Service
June 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 17059

Committal Service
June 3, 2022

East Waterford Cemetery

East Waterford, PA


Mexico Full Gospel Mission
485 Gill Road, Mifflintown PA 17059


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