Frances Swann, 95, hospital volunteer

April 18, 2004

Frances Brooks Gillet Swann, a homemaker and former volunteer at Union Memorial Hospital, died after a stroke at Genesis Eldercare Center in Baynesville on April 11 - five days before her 96th birthday. She lived for many years in Roland Park.

Born Frances Brooks Gillet in Glyndon, she was a graduate of Garrison Forrest High School and was married in 1930 to Thomas Swann IV, who died in 1962.

During the 1950s, Mrs. Swann was a volunteer at the Family and Children's Society in Bolton Hill, then served as a "pink lady" at Union Memorial, said daughter-in-law Elizabeth Swann. "She got her 3,000-hour pin at Union Memorial. ... She had a little scrapbook and an article about it."

Mrs. Swann was a member of the Roland Park Presbyterian Church and of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Mount Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas Swann V and Mason Swann, both of the Rodgers Forge area; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a devoted friend and roommate, Marie Abbott.

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