Obituaries

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Emilie G. Trego, 78, of Gap, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Home.  She was the widow of the late Jonathan L. Trego, who passed away in 2010.  

Born in Pottstown, Emilie was the daughter of the late Emily (Dabback) and Noble Gable.  

After graduating from high school, she finished nursing school and was an LPN for Country Meadows Nursing...

Patricia A. Crothers, 75, of Leola, died on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehab Center in Columbia, PA. She was the widow of the late Robert E. Crothers and her first husband Harry F. Wanner, Sr. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence W. and Annetta Mary Davis Stanley.

Pat was an area resident all her life and a 1957 graduate of...

Elizabeth Broomell, 93, of East Fallowfield, surrounded by her daughters at her home went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 26, 2014.  

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Young) and Charles O'Brien.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank E. Broomell with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.  Together Frank and Elizabeth raised five daughters...

D. Marie Katherman, 85, of Parkesburg, died on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Lancaster General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Robert Katherman with whom she shared 35 years of marriage. Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Edna Gillespie Engle. 
Marie lived in Parkesburg all her life. She was a member of the Parkesburg United Methodist Church.

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Robert C. Beam, 94, of Honey Brook, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Coatesville VA Hospice Unit. He was the husband of the late Elsie Mae Swisher who died in 2009. They shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Elverson, he was the son of the late William and Roxanne Fryberger Beam.
Bob was a County resident all his life. He proudly served in the US Army during WWII. He was self...

Robert “Smitty” Smith, 69, of Gap, passed away peacefully at home in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 19, 2014.  He was the beloved husband of Paula Hilton Smith with whom he would have celebrated 48 years of marriage this November. 

Born on February 20, 1945 in Coatesville, he was the son of the late George and Miriam Neff Smith. He was an incredible family man...

Lida A. Fuller, 67, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, October 19th at the Chester Valley Rehab of Malvern.  She was the beloved wife of Richard L. Fuller, with whom she shared 24 years of marriage.  

Born in Plymouth, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ruth (Davis) and Francis Travis, and William and Margaret Van Buskirk.  She spent her younger years living in West Nanticoke, Pa...

Betty D. Laws, 83, of West Grove, Pa., passed away on Friday, October 17 at the Christiana Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of Leonard H. Laws Sr., with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.  

Born in Bel Air, Md., Betty was the daughter of the late Goldie (Stykes) and Benjamin F. Dixon.

She was a member of the New London Baptist Church.  Betty drove school bus for the Krapf...

Margaret "Peggy" Arasin, 80, of Coatesville, passed away on October 17, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was the widow of the late  Donald Arasin who died in 2013.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas D. Miles and Edith Lawrence Miles Wolfe.

Peggy was an LPN and was employed, for 25 years, at the Chatham Acres Nursing Home. She was also an active...

Lew W. "Wally" MacHenry, Jr., 86, of Parkesburg, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital.  He was the husband of Louella D. (Dawson) MacHenry, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Myrtle and Lew W. MacHenry Sr.
He was retired from the U.S. Army.
He was a 50 year member of the Brandywine-Goddard...

Joseph G. Charsha, 64, of Christiana, PA died on Thursday, October 16, 2014 while under the care of Lancaster County Hospice in Mt. Joy. He was the husband of the late Bonnie Ann Sherman Charsha who died in 2011. Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, he was the son of the late Joseph O. and Luella P. Tibbs Charsha. 

Joe was a skilled mechanic and was employed at Westminister Apartments in...

Edward "Ned" Stanley, 86, of Christiana, PA, died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Harrison Senior Living in Christiana. He was the husband of the late Mabel Banks Stanley who died in 2011. Born in Darlington, MD, he was the son of the late Elisha and Columbia Gardner Stanley. 
An area resident most of his life, he was employed for 27 years by the Lukens Steel Co. retiring in 1991. Ned...

Robert W. Stryker, 90, of Ephrata and formerly of Phoenixville, passed away on October 13, 2014, at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy.  He was the husband of Marjorie Shell Stryker for over 64 years.  Born in Tyrone, PA, he was the son of the late Elmer W. and Anna Heeter Stryker.

Robert served in the US Army during WWII and then graduated from Penn State University.  He then...

Madeline E. "Peg" Root, 87, of Honey Brook, died on Monday, October 13, 2014 at her home. 
She was the widow of the late Norman F. Root who died in 1991. Born in Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Grant and Bessie Wonderly Hilton. 

She is survived by three children; Barry N. Root and wife Sandy of Gap, Gloria J., wife of Dale Gay of Morgantown and Terri, wife of...

Mary Elizabeth Hardy Lerch, 92, of Gum Tree, Highland Township, died at her home on Sunday October 12, 2014.  She was the widow of the late J. Kramer Lerch, Sr. who died in 2001. They shared 58 years of marriage.  
Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Reba Marshall Hardy.  

Mary was an area resident her entire life and a 1941 graduate of Coatesville...

Janet Gregg Pratt, age 94, died October 7, 2014.  She was the wife of the late Herman H. Pratt with whom she shared 70 years of marriage.  

Formerly of Wagontown, she resided at Hickory House Nursing Home for the last year and a half.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late George W. Gregg and Elizabeth Davidson Gregg.

She was a 1938 graduate of Coatesville High...

Helen J. Ross, 72, of Chatham, passed away at her home on Saturday, October, 4, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Willard "Bill" C. Ross with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Norman C. and Mary E. Forbes Young. 
Helen was an area resident all her life. She was employed by American Manufactured Technologies as an electronics...

  On Friday September 26, 2014 our Lord, Savior and Christ sent for our beloved Geraldine “little Geri” Middleton-McKinney.  We lost a loved one  and heaven obtained an Angel.
    She was the daughter of the late Donald B. Middleton Sr....