Marlayne Louann Swartz

Born: Fri., Jun. 21, 1968
Died: Sat., Mar. 3, 2018

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Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

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Marlayne Swartz, 49, of Canton Twp., PA passed away on March 3, 2018.

Born June 21, 1968 in Middletown, NY, Marlayne Louann was a daughter of Aurelius John Swartz of Canton and the late Elizabeth “Betty” (Filipowski) Swartz. She was a member of Canton High School’s graduating class of 1986.  As a young girl she loved riding and caring for horses, participating in 4-H, cheerleading and was on the Senior Ball Court.  She went to school to be a Travel Agent and worked as a Veterinarian Technician in earlier years.  Marlayne will be lovingly remembered for her kind, thoughtful spirit; she also loved an adventure.  Marlayne possessed a big heart and beautiful soul.  She could talk to anyone, made friends easily and would do anything for anyone.  She loved all God’s animals and insects and aspired to be more in-tune with the Earth and Mother Nature.  Other interests included traveling, photography, gardening, dancing and relaxing on a beautiful beach.

Surviving is her father John and his friend Doris Gowin, sisters; Melanie Swartz of Canton, Melissa Swartz-Soper and friend Dave Houseknecht of Sayre, Michele (Chico) Deitrick of Canton, longtime friend, Lisa Eighmey of Canton and her children; Joshua and Chelsie Jayne, Harley Jayne, Jacob Jayne, Jared Jayne and Paige Navone, grandchildren; Jonas, Nevaeh, Elizabeth, Winter, Willow, Jayden, William, Killian and Jerikk, six nieces and nephews; Taylor (Nichole) Witman of Waverly, NY, Rachel (Bill) Bailey of Nichols, NY, Kimberly Witman of Lake City, FL, Emily Witman of Appalachian, NY, Cassie (Scott) Terwilliger of Waverly, NY, Devan (Kayla) Witman of Tioga Center, NY, seven great nieces, seven great nephews and several cousins, her dogs, Diva and Asteroid and several cats.

Marlayne was predeceased by her mother Elizabeth.

A private family service will be at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton.  In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Marlayne’s memory to the Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A East Smithfield, PA 18817.

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Diane Harris Stout
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Sympathy to the family for such a loss. May God wrap his arms around you all with comfort at this time of grief. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts.

Don & Diane Stout

Timothy Bell
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Dear John & family , We would like to express are thoughts an prayers during this time of loss of ur daughter .May she rest in peace in heaven. Love , Barb Szczech & Leona & Tim Bell.. ( John 3:16 )

Danielle May
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Thinking of you all,
Danielle May

todd and michelle delp
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Sending love, sympathy, and prayers.

Wendy Barrett Kupchin
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Dear John and Family,

Remembering Marlayne, and sharing in your sadness.

With heartfelt sympathy,

Wendy Barrett Kupchin

Sherry White
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Our deepest condolences to all who loved Marlayne dearly. May God comfort your hurting hearts.

Mike and Diane Seifert
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the family of Marlayne...although we have not seen her in many years, she was our friend and petsitter from 1988 to 1993. Marlayne was the kindest, sweetest lady and had such a beautiful soul and an amazing way with animals. She is sorely missed, and her smile will always stay with us. God bless you in peace with your Mom in heaven. The Lord only takes the best so young and so very pure of heart.

Dale and Kate Tyler
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
Sending our sincere sympathy. Rest in peace sweet lady.

Dorothy and Lee Rusk
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
Sending our condolences to Marlayne's family, and hoping she finds peace of mind in heaven, that she was unable to find on earth.

Dorothy, and Lee Rusk

Ken & Linda
   Posted Thu March 08, 2018
Dear Brother and Nieces,
Our deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of Marlayne. She is now free of the demons who have tormented her for most of her short life. Our prayers for comfort for all at this most difficult time. We will remember all the happy times we had watching her grow up. God be with you all. Hugs to everyone.
Love, Ken & Linda

Julie Parker
   Posted Fri March 09, 2018
Dear Family and Friends of Marlayne,

Much love and prayers for you all at this sad, sad time. I am deeply sorry for all of you; I know you all loved her very, very much. I did too.

She was so thoughtful of others; she always gave me lovely Christmas gifts each year, and I treasure them. I loved her sweetness and tender heart.

Cherish the fond memories of Marlayne. It is a bleak time for you, but I am praying God will sustain you all and wrap His arms around you tenderly.
Much love, Julie Parker

Joan Swartz
   Posted Tue March 13, 2018
How sad to lose Marlayne. You all have my sympathy.
Love Aunt Joan

Pete Codispoti
   Posted Wed March 14, 2018
My prayers go out to you all. I will miss her smile, hugs, and kisses.

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