Elsie Mae Sweigart

Elsie Mae Sweigart

Monday, June 24th, 1940 - Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Elsie Mae Sweigart, 79, of 628 Peters Rd., Gordonville died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at her home. Her husband of 61 years, Galen E. Sweigart, survives.

Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Buzzard and Mamie Weller.

Most of her life was spent as a homemaker. She enjoyed singing, attending yard sales and supported her children and grandchildren by attending their sporting events. She was a member of Ranck’s United Methodist Church but in recent years was attending Summit View BIC Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children: Galen E., Jr. “Gig”, New Holland,, Karen E. married to Steve Diener, Bird-in-Hand, Brian K. “Butchie” married to Deborah Sweigart, New Holland, Cheryl A. married to Clint Houck, New holland, and Darryl E. “Whitey” married to Beth Sweigart, New Holland, nine grandchildren: Courtney Carlson, Casey married to Jeremy Horning, Corey, Jeremy and Joshua Houck, Wyatt, Ashley, Kristen, and Lindsey Sweigart and four great-granddaughters: Willow and Piper Carlson and Reagan and Brynlee Horning and five siblings: Doris married to Ray Englerth, Myrtle Houck, Larry “Pete” Weller, John Weller and Frank Weller.

She was preceded in death by three siblings: Robert Weller, Sharon Weller and Jackie Whirt.

A celebration of life for Elsie Mae will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 2 p.m. at 628 Peters Rd., Gordonville. Please dress casually and bring a lawn chair. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, TEMPORARY ADDRESS: P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at
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    Ranck's United Methodist Cemetery
    700 Ranck Rd.
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A celebration of life for Elsie Mae will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 2 p.m. at 628 Peters Rd., Gordonville. Please dress casually and bring a lawn chair.


Donations are being accepted for: Hospice & Community Care.


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Richard F. Charles

Posted at 08:36am
Galen & Family,
Rich and I would like to offer to you are deepest sympathy. We have the many happy memories of spending time with all of you during the years of the New Holland Tigers softball games. Elsie was my sidekick as you and Rich pitched many games. We pray in the days ahead, you find some small comfort in your many happy memories. In love and friendship, Rich & Elaine Charles

Ronald Buzzard Jr.

Posted at 09:41pm
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

Ron Buzzard Jr

Patricia a. Reno

Posted at 02:43pm
We had the pleasure of knowing Elsie a lovely lady.
In Deepest Sympathy to the Sweigart family Thoughts of deep and sincere Sympathy
are with you at this time.
George W. Longabaugh
Patsy Northeimer.

Jon Mentzer

Posted at 10:29pm
To Galen,the Houck family,and Buzzard family. So sorry for for your loss. Praying for peace and strength during this time

Jon Mentzer

Kenneth Martin

Posted at 07:10pm
So sorry. We were close friends during our teenage years. The first time I met Elsie was at a Summitville school spelling bee where she was singing and playing her Harmony Emperor guitar. I'm sure she will be missed.

Ken (Reynold) Martin

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