Obituaries

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Louise May Proudfoot Hershey, 90, of Honey Brook, previously of Compass, passed away peacefully at the Tel-Hai Retirement Community on December 1, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was the widow of the late Josiah E. Hershey who died in 2007. They shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Parkesburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Ella Nora Weaver Proudfoot.  

Louise...

Norma Jean Triplett, of Honey Brook, PA passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late James Triplett and Margaret L. Botkin Winchester.

Norma was an area resident all her life. She was employed as an LPN for many years at the Heatherwood Retirement Community of Honey Brook...

James Robert Lohr, 84, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Helen Turner Lohr with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Doyle A. Lohr and Louise Jane Murray Lohr.

Jim was an area resident all his life and a 1956 graduate of the former Scott High School in...

Barbara “Bobbie” Eby Beach, 90, formerly of Buck Run, passed away at the Pocopson Home on Saturday, November 30, 2019. She was the widow of the late Norman K. Beach who died in 2011. They shared 61 years of marriage together. Born in Chester, PA she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Anne (Maxwell) Eby.

Barbara was an area resident all her life and a 1946 graduate of the Oxford...

Richard E. Gilfillan, 92, of Honey Brook, passed away at his home on Friday, November 29, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Frances S. (Skiles) Gilfillan with whom he shared 16 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Robert Vance Gilfillan and Martha (Hannum) Gilfillan.

Dick was an area resident all his life and a 1944 graduate of the former Scott High...

Phyllis Raine Marks, 88, of Cochranville, PA passed away on November 28, 2019 at her home.  She was the widow of the late Walter T. Marks who died in 2016.  Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Raine and Phyllis Reed Raine.  

Phyllis earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and went on to teach at Christiana Elementary School.  She enjoyed horse...

Ashley A. Morgan, 75, of West Caln, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Sally McClure Morgan with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mable Stokes Morgan.

Ash was an area resident all his life and a 1962 graduate of the former...

Joyce Elaine Townsley Devlin, 81, of Port Deposit, MD, formerly of Parkesburg, PA, passed away at home on Thursday, November 28, 2019 with her family by her side.

Born in Coatesville, PA on April 26, 1938 to the late Woodrow W. Townsley and Elva Clark Townsley of Parkesburg, PA.  

Joyce taught Community Bible School for multiple churches in the Parkesburg area.  She was a Den...

Harold C. Butler Sr., 72, of West Caln Township, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.  Born in Cochranville, he was the son of the late Wilson F. and Jeanette Cupp Butler Sr. and the fiance of Linda Dale of West Caln.

An area resident he retired from Luria Brothers in Coatesville where he worked as a machine operator.  He...

Raymond Edward Lied, 77, of Romansville, passed away on Saturday, November, 23, 2019 at his home. He was the  beloved husband of Margaret Dryburg Lied with whom he share 43 years of marriage. Born in Romansville, he was the son of the late Raymond Eli Lied and Hilda May Long Lied. 

Ed was an area resident all his life and a 1961 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville....

Barbara J. (Dero) Creekmur, 62, of Denver, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019.  

Born January 30th, 1957 in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles Michael Dero and Bertha (Petro) Dero Amole.  

Barbara was a 1974 graduate of Coatesville High School, where she was an honor student and varsity cheerleader.  As a child, she also played...

Arthur J. Spencer, 88, formerly of Kennett Square, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Coatesville VA Medical Center Hospice Unit.  He was the husband of Mildred L. "Millie" Bonsall Spencer.  Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Robert Cecil and Edith R. Manley Spencer.

He was a graduate of Unionville High School, Class of 1949, and he proudly served in the...

Linda Lou Hilton, 75, of Pomeroy, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Heatherwood Retirement Community.  Born in Coatesville she was the daughter of the late Maris Edmund and Dorothy Beatrice Diem Hilton.

A lifetime resident of Sadsbury Township she was a 1962 graduate from S. Horace Scott High School.  She retired from the Coatesville VA Medical Center in 2011 after 48 years...

Lois Jane Pearce, 64, of West Chester, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Brandywine Hall Nursing Home in West Chester, PA. Born in Bethlehem, PA she was the daughter of the late Robert E.J. Hinkle and Virginia M. Kerschner Hinkle. 

Lois was employed by the Devereux Foundation as a registered nurse until her health started to fail.

She is survived by two...

Victoria Theresa Bond, 72, of Strasburg passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital. She was the widow of the late Ronald Bond with whom she shared 35 years of marriage.

Born in York, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Nora Alice (Linebaugh) Bergeron. She was a 1964 graduate of West York High School. She was a long-time employee of PNC. She was...

James H. Leslie, Jr., 81, of Downingtown, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Garden of Grace Hospice Center at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte Ettien Leslie of Downingtown with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Newtown Square, PA he was the son of the late James H. Leslie, Sr. and Naomi Brown Leslie. 

Jim was an area...

Judith W. McKay, 80, of New Holland, formerly of Gap, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in Lancaster.  She was the widow of the late, Daniel H. McKay Sr. who passed in 2004.  Born in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Virginia S. Otis Wagaman.

 

 She held a master’s degree as a Reading Specialist.  She loved playing...

Andrea Joan "Andie" McLucas, 76, of Coatesville, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family on November 14, 2019.  She was the loving wife of W. Gary McLucas, Sr for 57 years.

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anne Sabo Reshey.   Andie was a graduate of Coatesville High School in 1961.  After getting married in 1962, the couple spent two years in...

Ramona V. Stump, 91, of Coatesville, passed away on November 12, 2019 at the Penn Medicine Hospice Center in West Chester, PA.  She was the widow of the late Floyd Stump.
Born in Winton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Getts Krisovitch.  

She is survived by three children, Arthur Bunce and wife Judy of Greeneville, TN, William Bunce and wife Dee of...

Thomas C. Groff, Choo Choo Barn owner 

On November 11, 2019, Tom Groff passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. Tom had suffered for 6 years with metastatic lung cancer. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda (Franklin) Groff, his daughter Kristi Largoza, husband James, son Kevin Thomas Groff, wife Meryl, grandchildren Ryan and Kaitlyn Largoza and baby-on-the-way Groff....

Ethel M. Lusby, 99, of Narvon, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Ephrata Community Hospital. She was the widow of the late George P. Lusby who died in 1999. Born in Cochranville, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary E. Kiems Pierce. 

Ethel was a devoted mother and grandmother. She looked forward every year when the family gathered for her...

Timothy Lawrence Harvey, 60, of Coatesville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.  He was the beloved husband of Cheryl Johnson Harvey with whom he shared 37 years of marriage.  

Born in Darby, Pa., Timothy was the son of the late Joan (Evans) and the late Lawrence Harvey.  

A resident of Coatesville for the past 27 years, he had previously...

Chad “Trae” Tyson, 26, of Coatesville, was called home to be with the Lord, Sunday November 3rd, 2019 at his home. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. Born in Phoenixville Hospital he is the son of Joyce Renae Taylor and Chad Michael Tyson.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Anna Tyson of Coatesville and his great-grandmother Onetta...

Robert Bratten Stevenson, 72, of Strasburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. Born in Ocean City, MD he was the son of the late Joseph Garrick Stevenson and Jacqueline Patricia Casey Stevenson. 

Bob grew up in the Salsbury, MD area. He proudly served in the US Air Force in Vietnam during the war. He spent most of his life in...