Obituaries

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Wayne H. Mellinger, 87, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Barbara L. Mann Mellinger with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Kemblesville, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel and Josephine Powell Mellinger. 

Wayne was an area resident all his life. He served in the US Army from 1948 to 1952. He...

Nancy Ann Probst, 86, formerly of Strasburg, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018  at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown PA. She married Russell Probst Sr. on January 25th 1951, shortly before he departed for the war in Korea. They remained married until his passing on December 24th 2012. Born in Strasburg, PA she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Blanche Zimmerman. Nancy was a 1950...

Curtis Wise, 75, of Lewes, Delaware, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Lancaster County Hospice Center in Mt. Joy, PA. He was the husband of the late Stephanie A. Riley Wise who recently passed away on September 11, 2018. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Oliver Wise and Nellie Dewey Wise. 

Curtis was a Lancaster area resident most of...

Karen Marie Flamminio, 64, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018.  She was the daughter of the late Ralph P. and Adele Grabowski Flamminio.  

She was born in Coatesville on April 3, 1954, and was an active participant in the Coatesville Area High School, class of 1972.  She was a member of the swim team, student council, and was class treasurer.

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Dorothy M. Leike, 91, formerly of Parkesburg, passed away at the Christiana Hospital Hospice in Newark, Delaware on Thursday, November 29, 2018. She was the wife of the late Paul M. Leike who died in 1981. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Ira C. Althouse and Pauline Mary Weidiner Althouse. 

Dorothy was employed for 11 years by Ancom of Atglen, PA retiring in 1992. She...

Sherrill P. Edwards, 82, of West Grove, passed away at his home comfortably, surrounded by family, on Sunday, November 25, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Everley Edwards with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late David Carl Edwards and Clarice Elliott Edwards. 

Sherrill was born and raised on the family farm. After graduating...

Carla Ann Hamson, 80, of Cochranville, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital of West Grove.  She was the beloved wife of Kenneth Dale Hamson, Sr., with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.  

Born in Philadelphia, Carla was the daughter of the late Carla Dorothy (Eggart) and Clark Newcomb Rice.  

She was a 1957 graduate of Marple Newtown...

David Laymon Simmons, Sr., 74, of Coatesville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Sandra J. Urban Simmons with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Laymon Emmanuel simmons and Anna E. Ferri Simmons. 

Dave was a County resident most of his life. He...

William J Murray, 69, lifelong resident of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Coatesville VAMC Hospice Unit surrounded by his family. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Alfred A. Murray, Sr. and Ida Jane Franciscus Murray.

Bill was an area resident all his life and a 1968 graduate of the Coatesville Area High School. He proudly served in the US...

Michael James Wilson, 28, formerly of Coatesville passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at his home in Philadelphia.  He was the son of Karen Tuel Wilson, of Downingtown, the late Mark William Wilson and his step-mother, Joan Wilson of Sadsburyville.

He was born in Coatesville and graduated from Coatesville High School.  He was employed as a machine operator for Reed...

Mark H. Quinn, 61, of Goodville, PA.  passed on November 16, 2018 at the Coatesville VAMC. Husband of Christine Quinn. Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late James M. Quinn Jr. and Thelma J Schroder Quinn. 

Survived, in addition to his wife, by two daughters; Jennifer Edinger and fiance Joel Cummings of Honey Brook and Kelly Fuller and husband Joe of Coatesville, PA, step...

Helen Ann Wallace, 71, of Cochranville, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Chester County Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Charles R. Wallace with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of Bonnie Snyder Barlow of West Grove and the late Pete L. Barlow.

Helen was a County resident all her life. She was a member of the Missionary...

Katherine L. Lawrence, 56, of Sadsburyville, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 9, 2018 due to an auto accident in Valley Township. She was the beloved wife of Erik C. Lawrence with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of Joan Brill Ingram of Morgantown, PA and the late Norman Emery Walls.

Katherine was an area resident most of...

Shirley Celeste Hanna, 83, of Parkesburg, PA, beloved wife of Howard H. Hanna, III for 65 years, went to be with our Heavenly Father on November 15, 2018. Born in Westwood, Valley Township, she was the daughter of the late Allen Armentrout, Sr. and Flora Belle Hammer Armentrout.

Shirley was a devout Christian and a member of the Sandy Hill Community Church. She loved to sing and perform...

Marie C. Congo, 92, of Zion Hill in Atglen, passed away on Saturday, November 10th at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the widow of the late Ralph E. Congo, Sr., who died in 1977.

Born in Atglen, she was the daughter of the late Bessie (Purnell) and James H. Mosbey.  An area resident her entire life, Marie was a graduate of Scott High School.  

She was an...

Alex Sera, 84, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Tel Hai Nursing Home of Honey Brook. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Diem) Sera with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Alex was born in Nyeibogot, Hungary to the late Istvan and Karoline (Bihary) Sera on April 13, 1934. He came to the United States in 1958. He worked for Beloit in Downingtown as a...