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C. Elizabeth Shoemaker, 88, formerly of Parkesburg, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014 Harrison Senior Living in Christiana, PA.  Born in Sadsbury Township, Chester County, she was the daughter of the late John and Ada Messick Shoemaker.

Betty lived in the Parkesburg area all her life. She graduated from the West Chester University and was a music teacher most of her life. She was a...

Betty J. O'Hop, 85, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, December 12th at the Lancaster General Hospital.  She was married to the late William H. O'Hop on August 1, 1947.  William passed away in 2005 after they had shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in Wyoming, Pa., Betty was the daughter of the late Mildred (Shiner) and Walter Hines.  

Betty was an active member of the Our Lady...

Michael J. Archey, 68, of Parkesburg, died on Saturday, December 6, 2014. He was the husband of Diane Ford Archey with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Roberta Archey of Parkesburg. 

Michael was an area resident all his life and a 1964 graduate of the Octorara High School. He was a self employed contractor. He attended the Newlinville Mennonite...

Ralph D. Harrison 93, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday December 6, 2014 at Pembrooke Care Facility in West Chester.  He was the husband of Betty Harrison of  Parkesburg with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.
Born in Coatesville, Ralph was the son of Margaret (Townsley) and John F. Harrison. He graduated from Coatesville High in 1939.  He served in the Merchant Marines...

Lois May Thomas, 81, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at the Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester.  She was the wife of Wayne V. Thomas, Jr., with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.  

Born in Spring Grove, she was the daughter of the late Laura and Davis Foreman.  An area resident her entire life, she was a 1951 graduate of the Parkesburg High School.  ...

Fred W. Kenworthy, Sr., 87, formerly of Wagontown, passed away on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at the Freedom Village.  He was the widower of Katherine Ann Kenworthy who died in 2013 after they had shared 62 years of marriage.  

Born in Compass, Fred was the son of the late Marian (Watson) and Marvin Kenworthy.  He was a 1945 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School.  Fred served in...

Marie Smith, 89, of Cochranville, Pa., passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at her home.  

Marie was formerly a resident of Long Island, N.Y. and upon her retirement moved to Cochranville in 1989.  

In N.Y., she was employed at Chase Manhattan Bank for her entire career.  She was active in a number of functions, such as V.P. and Secretary at Chase's Bank Club, as well as...

Howard E. Smith, 70, formerly of Gap, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Chester Valley Rehab & Nursing Center. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late Edgar and Anna Thomas Smith. 
An area resident all his life, he attended the former Parkesburg School. He was employed by the Anderson Bakery and had also worked at the former Lukens Store in...

Helena E. Bergdoll, 92, formerly of Booths Corner, passed away on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at the Ware Presbyterian Village of Oxford.  She was the widow of the late Leonard L. Bergdoll, Sr., with whom she shared 66 years of marriage.

Born in Kennett Square, Helena was a graduate of the Eddystone High School.  She worked as a receptionist at Little Inn in Media until her retirement...

Melvin W. Neal, 75, of West Caln, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Hickory House Nursing Home. Born at "Sandy Hill", West Caln Twp., he was the son of the late Lloyd and Eva Shearer Neal. 
An area resident all his life, he was owner and operator of Neal Plumbing and Heating for 40 years. 
He is survived by two children; Franklin W. Neal and wife Bernadette of...

Randall L. "Fish" Ryner, 60, of Christiana, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Laraine M. Hogg Ryner with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Gordon Ryner of Ephrata and the late Gladys Slaymaker Ryner. 

Randall was an area resident all his life. He was employed by Paramount...

Goldie G. White passed away quietly in her home on Monday, November 24, 2014.

She was the loving wife of Barrie L. White, Sr. with whom she shared 58 years of marriage  and three children: Deborah Regener, wife of John, of Parkesburg, PA; Barrie L. White, Jr., husband of Michelle, of Shinglehouse, PA and Kathleen Boyd, wife of Harry, of Shinglehouse, PA.. She was Grandmom to three girls...

Elisabeth A. "Lisa" Haines, 82, of Exton, formerly of Thorndale, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at her home in Sunrise of Exton.  She was the widow of Ellis J. "Jim" Haines who passed away in August of 2014.  
 
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Frank L. Terry, Sr., 96, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, November 29th at the Brandywine Hospital.  He was the widower of the late Jessie (Major) Terry.  

Born in Lansford, Pa., Frank was the son of the late Anne and Thomas Terry Sr.

An area resident for most of his life, Frank worked in the CCC Camp in New Mexico, in the Coal Mines and he retired from G.O. Carlson in...

Lemore "Jack" E. Lyons, 74, of Morgantown, passed away on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at Conestoga View Nursing Home.  He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Jordan) Lyons with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, Jack was the son of the late Clara (Baum) Lyons and Winfred Lyons.

Jack drove the Amish for the past 20 years.

He is survived, in addition...

Roy L. Jones, Jr., 81, of West Caln Twp., passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.  He was the beloved husband of Beverly (Disney) Jones, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.  

Born in Chester, Pa., Roy was the son of the late Anna May (Hefton) and Roy L. Jones Sr.

He was employed as a Lineman for Bell Telephone for 30 years.

Roy is survived, in addition...

Eugene "Gene" F. De Carlo, Sr., 83, of Honey Brook, passed away at the Garden of Grace Hospice Unit at the VA Medical Center, Coatesville on Monday, November 24, 2014.
Born in Norristown, PA he was the son of the late Dominic and Mildred (Nyce). 
He attended Coatesville Area Schools and was employed by the Foote Mineral Company for 40 years. 

He served in the US Army during...

Carly Marie Imbierowicz, 16, adored daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend joined the angels in heaven, Saturday, November 22, 2014.

Born in Newark, Delaware, Carly later moved to Coatesville, Pennsylvania with her family where she helped raising English Mastiffs, goats and chickens at their Highland Hope Farm.  An honor roll student at Octorara High School, Carly was the junior...

Howard A. Hilton, Sr., 67, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Bonnie J. Heath Hilton with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son Robert Hilton and the late Doris E. Taylor Markel and stepson to the late James Markel. 

Howard was an area resident all his life. He...

James R. Mann Jr., 76, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 under the care of ManorCare of Lancaster.  He was the beloved husband of Lynn Hubler Mann, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.  

Born in Parkesburg, Jim was son of the late Mabel (Newswanger) and James R. Mann Sr.  

He graduated from West Chester University and retired from McCaskey High...

Etta Mae Laird, 89, of Lillian, Al., formerly of Gap and Parkesburg, passed away at her home on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  She was the widow of the late Jonathan L. Laird, Jr., who died in 1989.  
 
Born Nov.16,1925 in Flat Rock, near Independence, VA, she was the daughter of the late Rosa L. (Hudson) and Samuel C. Hash.  Etta Mae was a member of the Grace Community Church of...

Edgar Quinones, 24, of Atglen, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Paoli Memorial Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Juan Quinones of Gap and Justina Cruz States of Atglen and his birth mother, Virginia Rivera. Edgar was an area resident all his life. He attended the Octorara Area Schools. He proudly served his Country in the US Army Reserves.

He is survived, in...