Shirley A. Bumbaugh

Shirley A. (Swavely) Bumbaugh, 88, widow of Bruce L. Bumbaugh, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Berkshire Commons.

Born in Boyertown, Shirley was the daughter of the late Raymond Swavely and Annie (Weller) Swavely.

Shirley worked for ten years at the shoe factory in Boyertown prior to becoming a homemaker. Shirley was a member of Colebrookdale Chapel. She loved spending time with her family and was a former Den Mother for Boy Scouts. Shirley was an avid Phillies fan and was even able to enjoy a spring training game this year.

Shirley is survived by two daughters: Deborah Ann Keegan, wife of Andy, and Patricia Ann Mathewson, wife of Thomas. She is also survived by two grandchildren: Thomas Bruce Mathewson and Sarah Patricia Mathewson, as well as one sister; Phyllis Wolfgang and two sisters in laws: Margie Griffith and Elaine Koval, wife of Mike, and one brother-in-law, David Bumbaugh. Shirley is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was predeceased by one son: Bruce L. Bumbaugh, Jr.; two sisters: Marie Prutzman, and Miriam Marcheski, and four brothers: Laverne, James, Curtis, and Lester.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 12PM at Hill Church Cemetery 620 Hill Church Rd Boyertown, PA 19512.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Morrell Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. (

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