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John Roy Beigler Jr.
John Roy Beigler Jr. of Chippewa Falls, Wis., formerly of Hatboro, died January 9, 1998. He was 60.
He is survived by his wife, Deb of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; his father, John Roy Sr. of Kunkletown, Pa.; a sister, Joyce Milewski of Kunkletown; a brother, Dave Beigler of Warrington; two sons, Thomas R. of Colorado and John of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and two daughters, Sherry Bracken and Linda Bender, both of Middleburg, Fla. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Kelli-Lynn, Jamie-Lyn, Jessie-Leigh, Matthew, Jennifer and Jacqueline.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, County Line Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Margaret M. Carr
Margaret M. Carr of Philadelphia died January 12, 1998 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 71.
Margaret "Aunt Peg" was the sister of James H. Graham (Anna Mae), and the late Charles J. Graham (Betty); and the loving aunt of Charles Graham, Susan McCartney, Kathleen Jaskiewicz, James Graham, Mary Graham, Margaret Amodei, Joanne Graham, Catherine Graham, Debra McGarry, and James H. Graham Jr. She is also survived by 11 grandnieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to St. Luke's Church, Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 16, 1998 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, Easton Road and Fairhill Avenue, Glenside. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Donations to Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (Pink Sisters), 2212 Greene St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 would be appreciated.
William R. May Funeral Home, Inc., Glenside
Natalie S. Johnson
Natalie S. Johnson died January 13, 1998.
She was the daughter of the late Russell and Natalie (Sauveur) Johnson and the sister of Elaine M. Johnson.
She was a professional horsewoman in Bucks County for 50 years.
A memorial service will be held Friday, January 16, at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas Church, Bethlehem Pike and Camphill Road, Whitemarsh. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Doylestown Hospital.
Jacob F. Ruth Funeral Directors, Chestnut Hill
George Knecht died January 10, 1998 at his home in Meadowbrook. He was 71.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Marie E. Church and Elmer Knecht.
He was a graduate of the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia. An accomplished artist, he started and headed the Graphic Arts Department at Temple University until his retirement in 1987.
Mr. Knecht was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippine Islands.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta W. Dotterer Knecht; a brother, William Knecht of Philadelphia; a sister, Betty Fidler of Philadelphia; stepchildren, Scott S. Dotterer III of Tokyo, Japan and Susanna E. Lipscomb of Catlett, Va.; and a stepgrandson, Thomas Lipscomb.
A memorial service will be held Friday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Baron Rowland Funeral Home, 1059 Old Yord Rd., Abington. The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. Interment will be private.
Remembrances may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
Stephen Thomas McNeely
Stephen Thomas McNeely died on Friday, November 9, 1997 at St. Mary Hospital in Middletown Township.
Born in East Orange, N.J., he was the son of William McNeely and Sarah Purcell McNeely.
After graduating high school in Bloomfield, N.J., he studied painting and sculpture at The National Academy of Design in New York City. Hired by an engineering company based in New York, he developed over time both drafting and engineering skills. In 1951-52, he worked as a specialist in piping engineering for the Atomic Energy Commission in Hanford, Wash. In 1954-57, he was a principal engineer for a pipe-line project that brought oil from North Africa to a U.S. Air Force base in Madrid, Spain. Following a brief period in which he worked in New York City, Mr. McNeely joined an engineering firm based in Trenton, N.J., whose chief client was DuPont Corporation, where he remained until his retirement in the 1970's.
In 1938, he married Renee Baczeir, who worked as a translator of scientific documents before devoting herself full-time to the rearing of their daughter, Holly, born in 1943. His wife died in 1990.
Even as he pursued a career in engineering, Mr. McNeely never abandoned his principal love, painting and sculpture. Following his retirement, he increased his participation in two prominent art groups of which he had been a long-time member; Allied Artists of America, and Audubon Artists; the latter of which he served as president in the 1980's and 90's. He was also a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and of Phillips Mill, a Town TK organization that shows prominent Bucks County Artists. In 1993, he was honored as Bucks County Artist of the Year. He leaves behind a large oeuvre of landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, notable as fine examples of classical American realism.
Mr. McNeely is survived by his daughter, Holly McNeely Poindexter and her husband, Joseph of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two grandsons, Matthew and Owen Poindexter also of Brooklyn; a brother, Donald; a sister, Mrs. Helen Brown; and a cousin, Rich Jaccoma.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 12:30 p.m. at Buckingham Friends Meeting, Route 202, Lahaska, Pa. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, in Buckingham Friends Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Buckingham Friends Meeting, Lahaska, Pa.
Varcoe Funeral Home, Doylestown
Dorothy M. Ockershausen
Dorothy M. (Scharpf) Ockershausen of Philadelphia died Monday, January 12, 1998. She was 95.
She was the wife of the late William Ockershausen and Walter R. Anderson.
Mrs. Ockershausen was the loving mother of Walter R. Anderson and Dorothy Blowes; the grandmom of Kathy, Eric and Karen Lynn; and greatmom of Meghan, Richard, Eileen, Kevin and Jacqueline.
Relatives, friends, and members of the former Bethel Lutheran Church are invited to her viewing beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. David Lutheran Church, Academy and Linden avenues, Philadelphia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Philadelphia National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
David G. Richardson Funeral Home, Inc., Philadelphia
Harry Rever of Hilltown, Pa. died Sunday, January 11, 1998 at his home. He was 86.
He was the husband of Ruth Carlson-Rever.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John H. and Adelena A. Schnider Rever.
Mr. Rever lived in Andalusia and Upper Black Eddy for many years and had been a resident of Hilltown since 1986.
He was a partner and owner of Entwisle and Rever, a building contractor in Andalusia, Pa. for many years.
During World War II, he was employed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, working on PBY aircraft. From 1979 to 1989 he was the maintenance supervisor at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown.
Prior to, and after his retirement, he was a volunteer at the museum for the Mercer Children's Summer Camp.
Along with his wife, he is survived by one son, Pat Rever of Carolton, Texas; and one daughter, Hazel Hetrich of Oakridge, Tenn. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two step-sons, Thomas J. Witt of Deptford, N.J. and Harry B. Witt of Quakertown, Pa.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 15, 1998 at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, E. Oakland and Pine streets, Doylestown. Friends may call at the church after 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Upper Tinicum Cemetery, Upper Black Eddy, Pa.
Memorial contributions in Harry's name may be made to the Mercer Museum, 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901.
Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown
Madeleine A. Shaffert
Madeleine A. (McMullin) Shaffert of the Baptist Home, Lawndale, Pa. died suddenly on January 10, 1998. She was 82.
She was the wife of the late Frederick W. Shaffert. She is survived by his sons, Robert W. Shaffert of Lumberton, N.J. and Dr. Charles F. Shaffert of Castleton, Vt.; one sister-in-law, Hilda Meir Grether of Pocon Lake, Pa.; and one sister, Roxanne Collner of Oklahoma.
Madeleine was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of Abington Hospital and Lincoln Cultural Association.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 3 p.m. at North American Baptist Home, 7023 Rising Sun Ave., Philadlephia, Pa. 19111. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the North American Baptist Home would be appreciated.
Wackerman Funeral Home, Philadelphia
Mary M. Stever
Mary M. Stever died Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at the Lutheran Home, Telford, Pa. at the age of 99.
Born in Bedminster Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Isaac Stover Stever and Maggie Landis Bryan.
In early childhood, she lived with the Horace Diehl family of Pipersville, Pa. She attended West Chester Normal School and taught at the Gehman School in Bedminster Township, Perkaise Boro School, Plumstead Township School, Quakertown Junior High, and Quakertown Senior High. She received a B.S. in Education from Kutztown in 1941.
For 34 of her 41 years of teaching, she taught English and served as Chairman of the English Department at Quakertown High School. In those years, she directed many student plays and became noted for writing and directing annual commencement pageants. From 1934 to 1959, she guided students as they helped to write original pageants to commensurate world affairs and social issues. Seniors performed in these pageants which highlighted their graduation exercises and which brought together, from many departments of the school, original songs, art work, and stage sets. Many graduates from Quakertown High School have commented on the inspirational tone of these pageants and on their themes emphasizing student awareness of the world awaiting them.
The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge presented the Classroom Teachers Medal to her in June of 1959.
Surviving are two brothers, E. Allen Stever of Bethlehem and Charles O. Stever of Quakertown and many nephews and nieces. Also surviving are a foster sister-in-law, Gladys F. Diehl and her sons, David, Donald, and Robert Diehl.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, January 16, 1998 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Doylestown.
Memorial contributions in Mary's name may be made to the Lutheran Community at Telford, 235 N. Washington St., Telford, Pa. 18969.
Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown
Norma W. Stout
Norma W. "Woody" Stout of Glenside died Wednesday.
She was the wife of Harry Stober Stout.
She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late George Wedul and the late Lillian (Metz) Wedul.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Harry S. Stout III; two daughters, Leila Steele and Deborah Robinson; a sister, Lillian Marshall; and nine grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 405 Easton Rd., Willow Grove, Pa. 19090.
Donations may be made to the church's memorial fund.
Wetzel & Son Funeral Home, Willow Grove
Anne Stetson Rawak Wolfrum
Anne Stetson Rawak Wolfrum of Aptos, Calif. died December 31, 1997 in Sequoia Hospital in San Mateo, Calif after a lengthy illness. She was 54.
She was the wife of Fred Gruener Wolfrum. They had been married 27 years.
Born in Joplin, Mo., she was raised in Bucks County. She made her coming out as a debutante in 1963.
Mrs. Wolfrum attended Forman School in Litchefield, Ct, Wesley College in Delaware, and Rolling Hills Nursing School in Pennsylvania. She lived in Boston and Los Altos, Calif., and moved to Aptos 13 years ago.
She was a registered nurse at New England Medical Center for many years.
Mrs. Wolfrum was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the Stetson Trust.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Amy Gruener Wolfrum of Pasadena, Calif.; a son, Christopher Stetson Wolfrum of Aptos, Calif.; and a brother, Pate Rawak of Powell, Ohio.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, January 19, 1998 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury at 11 a.m. Committal services are private.
Remembrances may be made to D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution), 1776 D. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 with the check made payable to D.A.R. Treasury General in memory of Anne Wolfrum.
Varcoe Funeral Home, Doylestown
Margot A. Zimmerman
Margot A. Zimmerman of Ottsville, died Tuesday, January 13, 1998. She was 50.
She was the wife of Stephen A. Zimmerman.
Mrs. Zimmerman was a well admired and loyal worker for ten years at the Naval Air Station in Willow Grove.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by a daughter, Audrey Cain of Arlington, Texas.
Services will be at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Derstine and Cannon Streets, Lansdale, Pa. on Wednesday, January 14, 1998.
Robert W. Crouthamel
Former Mayor of Ivyland Boro
Robert W. Crouthamel of Ivyland passed away Friday, June 12, 1998 in Doylestown Hospital. He was 74.
He was the beloved husband of Margaret E. (Garritt) Crouthamel.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Carl and Josephine (Sipes) Crouthamel.
A resident of Ivyland for 70 years, Mr. Crouthamel was an Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 609th Engineer Light Equipment Company in the European Theater and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
He attended Hatboro High School, was a former Mayor of Ivyland Boro, a member of the Ivyland Presbyterian Church, a member and past president of the Ivyland Boro Fire Company and a member of the Doylestown V.F.W.
Prior to retirement in May of 1997, Mr. Crouthamel had been employed as a Tipstaff in the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Barbara Scarpill of Warminster; a son, Dennis Crouthamel of Ivyland; four grandchildren, Russell Crouthamel and his wife, Mellissa, Denise Crouthamel, Sandra Crouthamel, and Steven Scarpill; a great-grandson, Christian Crouthamel; a sister, Ruth Rink of Warminster; and two brothers, Carl Crouthamel and his wife, Betty of Wycombe, and Herb Crouthamel and his wife, Vivian of Chalfont.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his service Tuesday, 11 a.m. in the A. Groh Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro, where his family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to either the Ivyland Presbyterian Church, Gough and DuBois avenues, Ivyland, Pa. 18974, or the Ivyland Fire Company, 62 Wilson Avenue, Ivyland, Pa. 18974, would be appreciated by his family.
Dorothy A. Grasso
Dorothy A. Grasso of BalaCynwyd died Thursday, June 11, 1998 in Bryn Mawr Hospital. She was 82.
She was the wife of the late R. Anthony 'Tony' Grasso.
Mrs. Grasso retired in 1979 as a dormitory manager at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia.
Born in Paradise Township, Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Rebecca (Groff) Heller.
She was a member of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church in Penn Valley, Pa.
Mrs. Grasso was past president of the Home and School Association of Belmont Hills Elementary School.
She is survived by two sons, Richard S. and his wife, Maureen of Hatboro and Russell A. and his wife, Lynne of Downingtown; a daughter, Rosemary A., wife of David Moskowitz of Bala-Cynwyd; seven grandchildren, Judith Ann Schmauder, Stephanie Avato, Stephen Grasso, Tammy Bacon, Andy Grasso, Sharon Moskowitz, and Ruth Moskowitz; and six great-grandchildren, Jillian, Drew, Jessica, Briana, Mason, and Shane.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, Hagysford Road, Penn Valley, Pa. A calling hour will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Mass Cards be given in her name.
C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown
L. Ruth Murray Klein
Dr. L. Ruth Murray Klein, former principal of the Philadelphia High School for Girls and a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, died of pneumonia in Chestnut Hill Hospital. Friends and colleagues called her 'Patsy.' She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, class of 1931 where she also earned a master's degree and Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in English.
Her distinguished career with the School District of Philadelphia spanned 41 years. Students and faculty members praised her as a talented and inspiring teacher and an energetic and effective leader. She taught English - her special love was Shakespeare - at South Philadelphia High School for Boys, Olney and Germantown, where she also delighted in directing plays, including favorites such as, 'The Man who Came to Dinner.' Her administrative success began as vice principal of John Bartram High. Five years later she became principal of the William T. Tilden Junior High School.
In the meantime, she became the first woman to receive the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania and in 1960, President Eisenhower invited her to Washington, D.C. to participate in the meetings of the Golden Anniversary White House Conference on Children and Youth. She had served as national president of the University of Pennsylvania's Association of Alumnae and as vice president of the University of Pennsylvania General Alumni Association. She was also president of the Philadelphia Branch of the American Association of University Women and Phi Beta Kappa. Her involvement in community affairs and promoting brotherly love earned her the Award of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains.
In addition to her successful career and public service, Dr. Klein enjoyed a fulfilling family life. Her marriage of 20 years ended with the death of her husband, Randolph S. Klein, a Wharton graduate and Philadelphia lawyer, when she was 44. From then on she supported herself and her two young children (aged 9 and 12 at the time she became a widow). Although today she would be described as a 'single mother,' she greatly appreciated the help and loving support of her parents who lived with her in the Klein family house on Lincoln Drive in Mt. Airy.
The natural culmination of the career of this successful woman came with her appointment as principal of Girl's High, one of the first educational institutions for women established in the United States and the nation's oldest municipallysupported institution for providing secondary education for women. Although a graduate of Frankford High School, this bright, well-educated, articulate, confident and compassionate woman and leader personified 'a Girl's High girl.' From 1963 to 1976 she was the principal of the school which received awards and recognition as one of the finest academic high schools in the country. Virtually all graduates went on to college - a large percent of them to The Seven Sisters and other highly selective colleges and universities. She took great pride in the school, its students, faculty, and everyone associated with it.
'Dr. Klein,' as many called her, endeared herself to students because she took a personal interest in them. Many years after graduation, when students from Olney, Germantown, Bartram, Tilden and Girl's High met her, they marveled at how she recalled names and details about activities they engaged in as students. She also recounted stories about them and their classmates 5, 10, 20, even 50 or more years after the episodes occurred. During her tenure as principal, she also personally signed every diploma awarded by Girl's High, despite offers of manual or mechanical help. Ceremony and a personal touch were important.
Although she considered herself a lady, not a feminist, this pioneer became an inspirational model for many who achieved advances for women. Her own example of being the first woman to accomplish many things made it easier for others. She was a strong and persuasive advocate for the particular benefits of educational institutions for women. They provided opportunities for young women to engage in leadership roles, exercise their intellect to its fullest, and positive experiences so often denied them in coeducational settings and in society. This experience built and nurtured confidence that made them able to compete effectively with men and excel in areas, such as science and politics, where few women had gone before.
As an eminent American educator, she was part of delegations to educational institutions in India and China. Her visit to The Peoples Republic of China was among the first by Americans following negotiations that established diplomatic relations between that country and the United States. After she retired as principal, she became chairman of the board and president of the Please Touch Museum. She helped shape that institution during its formative stage and was president when it moved into its new, greatly expanded facility. Her love of small children remained constant throughout life. For 49 years she taught the youngest children at the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church. For several years she also read stories to children at a Germantown Get-Set Center. She received an Outstanding Volunteer Award for this from the City of Philadelphia. This lifetime-member of the Oak Lane church, also served as chairman of its board of trustees. In 1983, Governor Thornburgh named her a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania in ceremonies at the Governor's Mansion in Harrisburg.
L. Ruth Murray Klein, the daughter of Robert A. and Laura M. Murray was born February 14, 1910 in Philadelphia and died of pneumonia on June 4, 1998 at Chestnut Hill Hospital.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Randolph S. Klein and his wife, Maryann of Havertown, Pa. and her daughter, Linda K. Jennings and her husband, Walter of West Mt. Airy in Philadelphia. She had four grandchildren, Pamela J. and Laura S. Klein and Jennifer L. and Laura E. Jennings.
A memorial service will occur on June 14 at 4 p.m. in the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church, 11th and Oak Lane, Philadelphia. The burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Please Touch Museum, 210 N. 21st Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 or Girl's High, Broad and Olney, Philadelphia, Pa. 19141.
Russell G. Myers
Russell G. Myers, formerly of Jenkintown, died Thursday, June 11, 1998 at Meadowood Retirement Community, Worcester, Pa. He was 91.
He was the husband of the late Charlotte E. Myers.
Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late Irvin and Lydia Gill Myers.
Mr. Myers was a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before retiring after 46 years in the manufacturing industry, he was treasurer of Turbo Machine Company in Lansdale, Pa.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Melrose Park, Pa.
Mr. Myers is survived by his son, William R. Myers of Reno, Nev.; four grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Helweg Funeral Service, Inc., 463 Old York Rd., Jenkintown. Friends may visit with the family after 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, Pa.
Helen E. Visco
Helen E. (Sicalides) Visco died Wednesday, June 10 at her home in Huntingdon Valley. She was 82.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late George M. and Amy L. Dunn Sicalides. She graduated from Kensington High School for Girls in 1934 and in 1936 married Anthony F. Visco.
Mrs. Visco had a very diverse career beyond homemaking. Her positions included being a waitress at the Original Bookbinder's in Philadelphia, Williams Restaurant in Frankford, and Pavio's in Bustleton from which she retired in 1981. She also worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company in their Frankford Office and sold Dutch Maid clothing in the late 1960's. She had owned and operated Helen's Luncheonette in the Juniata section of Philadelphia.
Mrs. Visco was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the piano and organ. She was a former member of The Baptist Temple. She loved life and people, had a quick wit, and was always ready to hear or tell a joke.
She is survived by her son, Anthony F. Visco Jr. Esq. of Warrington; her daughter, Helen L. Berkenstock with whom she lived in Huntingdon Valley; nine grandchildren, Richard K. Berkenstock, Bryan A. Berkenstock, Christine H. Yardley, Jennifer L. Berkenstock, The Rev. Amy L. Na., Alice L. Jacobs, Laurie A. Mart, Anthony F. Visco III, and Abigail S. Visco; and eight great-grandchildren, Sarah and Michelle Berkenstock, Elizabeth Yardley, Jordan and James Mart, Alexandra and Tara Jacobs, and Christian Na.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 15, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Baron Rowland Funeral Home, 1059 Old York Rd., Abington. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Interment will be in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Remembrances in her name may be sent to The Baptist Home, 8301 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19152.
Kenneth B. Whomsley
Kenneth B. Whomsley of Philadelphia died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at Allegheny University Hospital. He was 39.
Born in Philadelphia on December 10, 1958, he was the son of Beverly J. Murphy of Hatboro and Donald Whomsley and his wife, Jane G. of Chestertown, Md.
Kenneth died after a valiant two year fight with cancer.
He worked as a civilian supervisor for the Philadelphia Police Communications Department for the past 19 years.
He was the brother of the late Lawrence A. Whomsley and is survived by his parents; five sisters, Beth Bush of Warminster, Kristal Melvin of Woolford, Md., Kimberley East of Bridgewater, N.J., Kortney Whomsley of Swedesboro, N.J., and Dian Kelly of Mantua, N.J.; and his dearest friend and Angel on Earth, Colleen Perilli of Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service at Union Cemetery, 209 Almshouse Rd., Richboro on Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 would be appreciated.
William R. May Funeral Home, Glenside
Ruth E. Wilson
Ruth E. (Reed) Wilson of New Hope, Pa., died Friday, June 12, 1998 in Doylestown Hospital. She was 73.
Born in Morrisville, Mrs. Wilson was a former resident of Morrisville and had resided in New Hope for the past four years, moving here from Cape May, N.J.
She retired in 1972 as manager of Customer Services at Sears and Roebuck Company in Levittown, Pa., where she had been employed for over five years. Mrs. Wilson was a former Girl Scout leader in Morrisville and was a member of the Eastern Star Neshaminy Chapter 374.
Daughter of the late Wesley M. and Helen (Lafferty) Reed, and sister of the late Alda Jackman, she is survived by her husband, Charles E. Wilson; two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda C. Wilson of Langhorne, and Patricia L. and Christopher Darrah of Buckingham; three grandchildren, John, Jason, and Jhauna Caruso; one great-grandson, Michael Caruso; and one sister, Lillian E. Jensen of Baltimore, Md.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, Pa. with the Rev. Larry Lees, Pastor of the Forest Grove Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Ewing Cemetery, Ewing Township, N.J. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral chapel on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
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