Margaret Batdorf

Obituary of Margaret S. Batdorf

Margaret “Peg” Louise (Swavely) Batdorf, 91, of South Coventry Twp., PA, passed away on April 12, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Conrad Clair Batdorf, who passed away in 2003.


Born in Pottstown, PA, on July 1, 1930, Peg was the daughter of the late Howard Richard Swavely Sr. and Florence Mae (Lloyd) Swavely.


Peg graduated from North Coventry High School in 1947, and worked as a cashier for the Owen J. Roberts Middle School for 33 years. She was a faithful member of Coventryville United Methodist Church for over 72 years. 


Peg is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Holly (& Thomas) Ham and Heidi (& Mark) Litzenburg; her grandchildren, Thomas (& K. Cory) Ham, Justin (& Tiffany) Ham, Patricia Hladik, and Randi (& Kyle) Sollenberger; her great-grandchildren, Aubrey, David, Blade, Claire, Kilista, Kaiden, and Charlotte; her brother, Howard (& Marvene) Swavely Jr.; and her sisters-in-law, Jane Batdorf-Jugan and Deanna Mourar.


In addition to her husband and parents, Peg is predeceased by her grandson, Anthony John Hladik; and her sisters, Virginia Egolf, Ethel Kochel, and Jane Cadmus.


Visitation will take place on May 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Coventryville United Methodist Church, 1521 Old Ridge Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 a.m. A light luncheon will take place after the service. A webcast of Peg's services will also be available. Please visit


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peg’s memory to Coventryville United Methodist Church, 1521 Old Ridge Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465.


Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at