Helen Ann Gehr Burkhart

1931-2019 Shreveport, LA | Age 87

HELEN ANN GEHR BURKHART, age 87, of Shreveport, LA, formerly of Avondale, PA, where she had lived for 51 years,  passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Colonial Oaks Nursing Center, Bossier City, LA. She was  the wife of Jay Burkhart who passed away in 2003, and  with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Ephrata, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry Gehr…

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Muriel E. Wetzel

1923-2019 Oxford, PA | Age 96

MURIEL E. WETZEL, age 96, of Oxford, PA, formerly Landenberg, PA, passed away on Sunday March 17, 2019 at Christiana Care Hospital following a severe stroke.  She was the wife of Roland H. Wetzel, PhD, who passed away in 2016, and with whom she shared more than 70 years of marriage. Born in Milwaukee, WI, she was an only child, the daughter of the late George G. Auler and Ivis…

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Ruth M. Hicks

1939-2019 West Grove, PA | Age 79

RUTH M. HICKS,, age 79, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Twin Pines Health Care Center. She was the wife of Dale B. Hicks, who passed away in 2001, and with whom she shared over 39 years of marriage. Born in Landenberg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul Hatton and the late Margaret Mark Hatton. She was a Bookkeeper, retiring…

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A. Malcolm Burton

March 13, 2019 West Grove, PA

A. Malcolm Burton, age 86 of West Grove and formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Mary S. Burton, with whom he shared nearly 63 years of marriage. Born 1932 in Kennett Square, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph M. Burton (Bat) and the late Dorothy E. Miller Burton….

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Lawrence Bradshall Wilson, Jr.

March 5, 2019 Prospect Park, PA

Lawrence Bradshall Wilson, Jr. passed away March 5, 2019 at Suburban Community Hospital. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Lawrence B. Wilson, Sr. and the late Anna Peterson McMillan and step father, Bobby McMillan. He was preceded in death by brother, Author “Tink” Wilson, his sister Violet “Pixie” Wilson-Green as well as 3 grandsons. “Larry” was a soldier at heart and proudly served his…

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Elsa Class Rhoads

1920-2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 98

  Elsa Class Rhoads died at the age of 98 on March 3, 2019 at Crosslands in Kennett Square.  Born in Waiblingen, Germany and raised in Los Angeles, she worked as an executive assistant at Union Oil Company until her marriage to S. Edward Rhoads in 1966. She is survived by her Dalaker and Eise cousins in Germany and by her brother-in-law, William G Rhoads and his wife, Ines, her…

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Mary “Tootsie” Anderson

1926-2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 92

MARY “Tootsie” ANDERSON, age 92, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday. March 4, 2019, at her residence. Born in Hockessin, DE, she was the daughter of the late Charles Clifford Anderson and the late Caroline Owens Anderson. She was a self-employed housekeeper, working for many different families. Tootsie was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Kennett Square, the Underground Railroad Society and the Kennett Senior Center….

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LANA W. GILL (Shortlidge)

1944-2019 West Grove, PA | Age 75

LANA W. GILL (Shortlidge), , age 75, 0f West Grove, PA, left this earth on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the Jennersville Hospital, for her home in heaven,. She was the wife of Earl Shortlidge, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE., she was the daughter of the late Harry T. Woodward, Jr. and the late Isabel Jenkins Woodward. She lived in Avondale, PA until…

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Sarah Lee Zimmerman

February 28, 2019 Kennett Square, PA

Sarah Lee Zimmerman (nee Lippincott), died at Kendal Longwood on February 28 at the age of 98. An Astronomer, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania College for Women in 1941 and Swarthmore College in 1942 with a Master’s degree. She was Professor Emerita and Director Emerita of the Sproul Observatory at Swarthmore College. Sarah was predeceased by her husbands David C. Garroway and Christian B. Zimmerman….

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Elizabeth J. Bogle

1928-2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 90

Elizabeth J. Bogle, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Joseph W. Bogle. Her son Bucky says that now two loving souls have been reunited. Elizabeth was born in Hamorton, PA on June 29, 1928 to the late Charles A. Myers and the late Georgia Bowersox Myers. Prior to her retirement, Elizabeth worked…

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