Viola Jean Swaim

Viola Jean Swaim


Viola Jean Swaim, age 93, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Berkeley Springs Healthcare Center.

Born April 6, 1930 in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Paul William and Viola Tracey Michael Hovermale.

She was a member of the Berkeley Springs Church of Christ.

Viola attended Berkeley Springs High School. Jean worked as a seamstress with London Fog Factory in Hancock, Md., and retired as a supervisor with Seely Pine Furniture in Berkeley Springs. She also retired from the housekeeping department at Autumn Acres.

Mrs. Swaim enjoyed sewing, camping and genealogy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Swaim on June 5, 2012 and her daughter, Gloria Jean Swaim.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., where the family will receive friends from noon until services time. Pastor Kenny Mason will officiate. Private burial will be in Duckwall Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Viola Jean’s name may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430 or to Humane Society of Morgan County, P.O. Box 705, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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