The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 28, 2014

Jospehine E. Swope

BEAVERDALE — SWOPE – Josephine E., 94, Beaverdale, went to be with the Lord April 27, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center. Born Nov. 12, 1919, in Beaverdale, daughter of the late Joseph and Dorellen Grassel. Preceded in death by brother, Louis Grassel; sister and brother in-law, Ruby and Barney Pataluna; and nephew, Louis Grassel Jr. Survived by daughter, Claudia, wife of George Estok, Sidman; sister, Ruth, wife of David Grobosky, New Jersey; sister-in-law, Anna May Grassel, Cleveland; grandchildren, Matthew (Jeannine) Estok, Nanty Glo; Douglas (Jennifer) Estok, Latrobe; and Deanna Jill Estok, Niceville, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Davin, Natalie and Joseph; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom loved to play cards, bingo and exercising. She also loved all the nurses and staff at Maple Winds Care Center. She was a lifelong member of Beaverdale United Methodist Church, where she belonged to the ladies group. Loved to help clean the church and often taught vacation Bible school. Friends received from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday  Beaverdale United Methodist Church, the Rev. Earl Butterfield, officiating. Interment, Dunlo United Methodist Cemetery. Family requests contributions be made to Beaverdale United Methodist Church or Maple Winds Care Center. Family being served by Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Beaverdale. Online condolences may be expressed at

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