Margery Swarts (née Roffe) lost her long courageous battle with ovarian cancer on May 16, 2012. She was born in York on April 6, 1946. She was predeceased by her parents, John Roffe and Mary Wilcox Roffe; and her brother, John David Roffe.

Margery Swarts (née Roffe) lost her long courageous battle with ovarian cancer on May 16, 2012. She was born in York on April 6, 1946. She was predeceased by her parents, John Roffe and Mary Wilcox Roffe; and her brother, John David Roffe.

Margery married Peter Christian Swarts on May 8, 1965. They lived in Sparta, where they raised their seven children together. Marge worked at the Dansville Central School as a teacher’s aid before retiring in December 2011.

Margery loved and cared for many animals. She also enjoyed tending to her flower garden and spending time with her 12 grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Peter Christian Swarts; and her siblings, Philip (Judia) Roffe, Sydney Roffe, and Melinda Paladino (née Roffe); and her children, Pamela Swarts of Buffalo, Tracey (Daniel) Vannatta of Baldwinsville, Eric (Audrey) Swarts of Willow Springs, N.C., Joel (Amy) Goodwin of Springwater, Samantha (Jason) Letendre of Raleigh N.C., Heather (Charles) Webster of Honeoye Falls, and Heidi Swarts (Matt Appleby) of Belcamp, Md.

Friends called Friday at the Sparta Center United Methodist Church, where services were on Saturday  with a reception following. Online remembrances may be left at hindlefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Hindle Funeral Home Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at www.ocrf.org.