Barbara J. Fichter, 61, of Bechtelsville, Pa., widow of Lester E. Swavely, died on Sunday.

Born in Pottstown, PA, she was a daughter of the late Franklin Burns and the late Florence (Dotterrer) Burns.

Barbara was a 1965 graduate of Boyertown High School. She worked for Reading Hospital as a housekeeper for the past 22 years. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Boyertown.

Surviving are three daughters, Lora L. Myers, with whom she resided, Teresa M. Levengood, wife of Matthew of Boyertown, Jennifer L. Fichter of Baltimore, Md.; two granddaughters, Brianne and Danielle; two brothers, William Krall of Boyertown and Terry Burns of Pottstown and an ex-husband, Willard D. Fichter.

She was predeceased by one son Stephen A. Swavely and one grandson Kyle A. Myers.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Morrell Funeral Home Inc., 124 West Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA. Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 Thursday morning at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by the Morrell Funeral Home Inc., detailed service information provided at

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