Laura M. Swain

Laura M. Swain, 83, of Tioga, Pa., passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was born March 30, 1935, a daughter of Robert Brown and Florence (Mowrey) Mosher. Laura was the wife of Lester Swain.

She was the head chef at the Tioga County Detention Center and enjoyed cooking, baking, decorating her home at Christmas, shopping and flower gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Lester Swain; 4 sons, Donald (Christy) Swain, of Sharptown, Md., Gary (Lisa) Swain, of Sharptown, Md., Randy (Theresa) Swain, of Tioga, Pa. and Scott (Carla May) Swain, of Tioga, Pa.; 2 daughters, Rosemary (David) Wetmore and Penny (Robert) Eckman, both of Tioga, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, David Wetmore, Regina Howard, Shawn Lee Swain, Shawn Lee K. Swain, Brandon Swain, Travis Swain, Sheila Forrester, Danny Lee Swain, Melissa Swain, Amanda Swain and Lindsay Swain; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Clayton Brown and Roger Brown; and a sister, Caroline Brown.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. A funeral service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, Pa.