Alma J. Garver

May 5 1944
Jan 27 2024
79 Years
West Brandywine, PA

Alma J. Garver, 79, of West Brandywine Township, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024, in West Chester, PA.  She was the wife of Vernon J. Garver Sr. of West Brandywine.  Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Gladys Brown Doyle.

Alma was a 1964 graduate of Coatesville and was an area resident all her life.  She was a member of Kingsway Independent Church in Sadsburyville.

Besides her husband she is survived by her children, Vernon J. Garver Jr. (Carol ) of Clearfield, PA, Mereda (Rodney) Senter of Coatesville, Larry (Karen) Garver of Honey Brook, PA, and Bridget (Richard) Stern of East Fallowfield, PA, seven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and siblings, Brenda (Wilson) Quickel of Gap, PA, Sandra (Kenny) Dickey of Lancaster, PA, Marlene (Barry) Taggart of Honey Brook, and Robert (Lisa) Doyle of Huntington, PA.  She was preceded in death by siblings Nancy Garver, William Doyle, Richard Doyle, David Doyle, and Larry Doyle.

Alma enjoyed drawing, painting ceramics, dancing, and fishing with her husband. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. When best describing Alma her family and friends describe her as sassy, spunky, loving and caring. She was known to take in stray people as well as stray animals and was always ready and willing to help those in need

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. from the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Compass. A  luncheon will immediately follow the burial at Gateway church located at 160 Cowan Road Parkesburg,Pa,19365.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Feb 6 2024 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home Parkesburg, PA


My dearest mom, how do I do this every day thing called life without you ? It seems impossible right now. I will surely miss our every day calls ( before 10:00 AM ) and the every night and every morning memes from you in my messages. I MISS THEM SOME MUCH ALREADY. I take comfort knowing that you are at peace and in no more pain. ( if only my heart would listen to my head) I will see you again some day . Until I get there Rest in Paradise. I will miss you every second of every day, until I see you again . With all of my love

your baby girl 


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I know that this is a difficult time for you, and I wish I had words to make it easier. My deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Bluizer Greene

East Nottingham, PA




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Such a short time together 58. Years is not long enough I love her so much ❣️

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I was so sorry to hear of Alma’s passing. She was a delightful person who frequented the restaurant where I work. I always enjoyed her sassiness and spirited temperament. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you.

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I will miss when every time we talked you would always say " hello baby brother how's my baby brother doing " as it's always the little things that mean the most. Yes you were a feisty little thing but we all know deep down inside you kind heart with a soft and gentle sole. It gives me comfort to know that you're at peace and no longer suffering from pain from arthritis which you've dealt with for years and that you're in our lords kingdom with our mother, father, sisters, brothers and my son. Until the day the lord calls me home and we're together again I love you with all my heart. your baby brother

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