Genevieve R. Swanger

Genevieve R. Swanger, 96, Altoona, died Monday at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Mount Union, daughter of the late James and Sylvia (Carl) Mackey. She married Paul W. Swanger on Nov. 11, 1936, in Altoona, and he preceded her in death on May 10, 1995.

Surviving are two children: Gary W. (Beverly A.) of Saxton and Susan J. Weyandt of Altoona; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gregg P.; a brother, James W. Mackey; a sister, Helen E. Smith; and a son-in-law, Carl J. Weyandt.

Genevieve was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, where she sang in the choir and was active in women’s fellowship.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, and 9 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, Pastor John Emig officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.

The family requests that contributions be made to Faith United Church of Christ, 711 Seventh Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.