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Lois J. Johnson Green Botkin Reid, 82, passed away on May 15, 2019, at the Pocopson Home in West Chester, PA. She was the widow of the late Charles P. Green, John A. Botkin, Jr and Robert H. Reid.   Born in Reading, PA she was the daughter of the late Laura Hazel Roth and Harold Houck Johnson.  

Lois was a graduate of Scott High School in 1954 and continued her education at Hahnemann...

Leonardo M. "Lenny" Valmonte, 90, of Kinzers, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Erlinda Hizon Valmonte with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Seattle, WA...

Mary G. McCormick, 86, of Cochranville, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She was the widow of the late Harry W. McCormick who died in 2004. Born in Fig, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late James A. Graybeal and Selma Johnson Graybeal.

Mary was an area resident most of her life and a 1950 graduate of the former...

Donna Lee Hart Roach, 67, of Chester Springs, passed away on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 under the care of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.  

Born in Coatesville, Donna was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (...

Margaret F. "Peggy" Saganich, 74, of Lincoln University, was called home to be with the Lord on May 14, 2019 surrounded by her family after a valiant battle with brain cancer.   She and her husband, William J. Saganich, shared 50 years of marriage.  Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Margaret Wilson and the late Havard Gregg.

She was a graduate of Avon Grove High...

Eric Spaulding, 44, passed away in the arms of his wife at his home in Honey Brook on May 15, 2019.  He was the beloved husband of Carri Simmers Spaulding with whom he shared 17 years of marriage.  Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was the son...

Deborah Kaye Clark, 69, of Malvern, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Green Meadows Rehab Center. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Jack E. Busbee, Sr. and Sarah Hopton Busbee.

Debbie was the granddaughter of the late Fred E. and Ola Mae Cheek Busbee, and George W. and Anna Elizabeth Leslie Hopton.

Debbie formerly lived in Parkesburg...

Margaret M. Hanaway, 97, formerly of Sadsburyville, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, under the care of Pocopson Home of West Chester.  

She was the widow of the late John M. Hanaway, who passed away in 1987.

Born in Modena, Margaret was the daughter of the late Anna (Townsley) and Amos Miller.  An area resident her entire life, she worked as a secretary for King's Highway...

Divina M. "Baby" Dayawon, 69, of Parkesburg, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Thursday, May 9th, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Born in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines.

Divina was the daughter of the late Aurelia (Molina) and Apolinar Dayawon, Sr.  She was a widow of Boromeo Marasigan  

She graduated from Lyceum College with a double major in political science...

Dolores E. Nuse, 85, of Christiana passed away at Harrison Senior living on Tuesday May 7, 2019. She was the wife of the late Albert J Nuse. 

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Alice (McLaughlin) Mann. 

After completing her education Dolores went on to serve as a maintenance worker at the Fluff & Fold Laundromat. 

Dolores is survived by...

Marjorie Ruth Stryker, 90, of Ephrata, PA, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Keystone Villa.  She was the widow of Robert W. Stryker who passed away in 2014.  Born in Tyrone, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Witney Shell.

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Tina L. McMinn, 66, of Coatesville passed away on May 8, 2019, at the Brandywine Hospital.  She was the spouse of Charles E. McMinn, with whom she shared 12 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late  Romaine Radcliffe and Harry P. Jackson.  

Tina was a 1970 graduate of Octorara High School.  She was later employed by A. Duie Pyle as a Dispatcher...

Enez Dawn Hicks, 58, of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at her home.
  
Born in West Chester, Enez was the daughter of Rev. Clifford M. Hicks, Sr. of Florida and the late Gloria Hicks, who passed away in 1992.  

Enez was a 1978 graduate of Downingtown High School.  She received a certificate of study from Bible college. 

Enez worked at The Devereux...

Horace Jacob Adams Jr., 62, passed away at his Tulsa residence on April 29, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Linda Adams with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. 

Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Horace Jacob Adams Sr. and Rose Marie Heinzman (Amole). 

Horace attended Unionville High School before entering the workforce and holding a variety of jobs during the...

George M. Steidler, 88, of Coatesville passed away at the Southeastern Veterans Center of Spring City on Friday, February 15, 2019. Born in Chester County, he was the son of the late Mary Ellen Mallalieu and Russel L. Steidler. 

Following his schooling George honorably served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954 and was later employed by William Cohen and Sons, as a truck repair mechanic....

Anna Stella Stanley, 71, of Coatesville passed away on May 3, 2019 at her home.  Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late  Madlian Hanna and Harold J. Thompson Sr.

She worked as a nurse's aid at Pocopson and a flight attendant throughout her life.  She enjoyed camping  at the beach and fishing.  She loved her dog, "Gizmo".

She is survived by her sons, James Lee...

John A. Spencer, 53, of Honey Brook, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Donna M. Neefe Spencer with whom he shared 16 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Paul C. Spencer of Coatesville and the late Pauline Phillips Spencer.

John was an area resident all his life and a 1983 graduate of the...

Janet L. Webster Sammons, 87, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Harrison Senior Living Center in Christiana, PA. She was the widow of the late E. Wayne Sammons. 
Born in Mortonville, Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Elwood J. and Helen Still Webster. 

Janet was an area resident all her life. She was a member of the Doe Run United Presbyterian Church where...

Robert D. Howson, 85, of Honey Brook, passed away on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 under the care of Tel Hai Retirement Community.  He was the husband of Agnes Howson, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.   

Born in Philadelphia, Robert was the son of the late Mary (Holmes) and Richard Howson.  He served honorably in the US Army from 1953 to 1956.   

Robert completed his BS in...

Francis R. Watterson, formerly of Cochranville,  passed away on his 94th birthday at the Ephrata Manor. He was the widower of the late Margaret Pyle Watterson who died in 2008.  Born in Cochranville, he was the son of the late Ralph M. and Dora Martin Watterson.  

Francis was an area resident all his life and a 1943 graduate of the Cochranville High School. He was employed by the Lukens...

Jeralyn Maule Thompson, 86, of Cochranville went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday May 3, 2019 while surrounded by her family at their home. She was the beloved wife of William Hugh Thompson with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware she was the daughter of the late Norman C. and Hazel Shoemaker Maule.

Jeralyn was a graduate of the...

Mary Lou McLean, 87, of Highland Township, Chester County, passed away on Saturday April 27, 2019 at her home. She was the widow of the late Robert H. McLean who died in 1997. They shared 44 years of marriage together. Born in Peckville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ivor Thomas Stafford and Ethel Roberts Stafford.

She is survived by four children; Ellen McLean of Greensboro, NC...

Donald Jacke, 67, and Patricia Crookes Jacke, 66 passed away on April 5 & 11, 2019 respectively. They shared 43 years of marriage.

Donald and Patricia spent most of their lives in Roxbury, NJ as members of Ledgewood Baptist Church. Donald graduated from Susquehanna University before working as a computer program in the telecom industry, and becoming an accomplished pianist. Patricia...

George Robert Walters, 76, of Gordanville, PA passed away on Sunday April, 28, 2019 at Hospice and Community Care Center in Mt. Joy, PA. He was the beloved husband of Alma Stampler Walters with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Born in Shamokin, he was the son of the late Harvey Walters and Ida Mae (Rhoades) Walters. 
 
George proudly served in the United States Army from 1960...

Doris Jeanne Prettyman Johnson, 87, of Parkesburg passed away on April 24, 2019 at the Twin Pines Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late John Donald Johnson, Sr with whom she shared 66 years of marriage.  
Born in Laurel, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Nick and Anna Ester Smith Valenteen.

 She attended Parkesburg United Methodist  Church.  She was a member of the...

Frederick J. Rodgers, 72, of Muncy, Pa., formerly of Parkesburg and West Grove, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019, under the care Susquehanna Hospice at the Gatehouse of Williamsport, PA.  

He was the beloved husband of Ellen (Flahart) Rodgers, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.  

Born in West Chester, Fred was the son of the late Margaret (Hamill) and Elmer W. Rodgers...