Edith Wise Kegg

January 4, 1925 - January 2, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 91 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Friend.

Edith Wise Kegg, age 91, of Kennett Square, PA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 2, 2017, at home surrounded by many of her family.

Born and raised near Delta, PA, “Edie” was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Clara (Wiley) Wise.

Edie graduated from Delta High School in 1940 at the age of 15 and enrolled at Shippensburg State Teacher’s College. She majored in business education and taught business subjects for 26 years, four at Kennett and 22 at Unionville High Schools.

Edie, and her husband, Ray, were founding members of Willowdale Chapel where she was an active member all her adult life. After retiring in 1981 Edie and Ray enjoyed spending many winters in their motor home in Florida.

Edie also delighted in gardening, reading, serving her Lord Jesus and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Edie is survived by her loving husband, Raymond E. Kegg, with whom she celebrated 70 years of marriage on August 17, 2016; She is also survived by one brother, Wilmer E. Wise and his wife, Isabel; her children, Alan L. Kegg and his wife, Jean, of Hatfield, PA; Joyce E. Pinkham and her husband, John, of Middletown, NJ; Larry R. Kegg and his wife, Carol, of Chesapeake, VA; Linda R. Vavro and her husband, Jeffery, of Strongsville, OH; and Karen A. Hess and her husband, Ray, of Kennett Square, PA; 15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Paul W. Wise and W. Ross Wise; and her sister, Ruth King.

A celebration of Edie’s life will be held at 7:00 Friday evening, January 6, 2017, at Willowdale Chapel, 675 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square, PA.

Memorial gifts may be made to Willowdale Chapel. 111 Marshall Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
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Memorial Donations

Willowdale Chapel

111 Marshall Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


Memorial Service

January 6, 2017 7:00 Willowdale Chapel
675 Unionville Rd
Kennett Square, PA.


  1. Mr. Kegg, my sincere condolences.

    David Gibson
    UHS 1978

    DCG | January 13, 2017 at 12:29 PM
  2. I have fond memories of Mr. and Mrs. Kegg teaching at Unionville High School. Both such dedicated, caring people and helped so many students . So happy that they had many years of marriage and retirement. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    MaryLou Clark Wollaston

    Mary Lou Clark Wollaston | January 10, 2017 at 4:57 PM
  3. A steady, persistent, mild-mannered godly woman. Edie will always have a special place in the hearts of the Cramer family! Our love and sympathy to Ray and all the fam!

    Gary & Wendy Cramer - Hoover, AL | January 9, 2017 at 3:38 PM
  4. My deepest sympathies to the Kegg Family. I remember The Kegg’s from Chadds Ford and Unionville Schools (1950’s).
    Richard Palmatary
    Orlando, Florida

    Richard P Palmatary | January 7, 2017 at 8:29 AM
  5. Ray and Family,
    I am sorry to hear of Edie’s passing, but I am sure you have many wonderful memories to help you get through this sad time. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Margaret Pennington

    Margaret Pennington | January 6, 2017 at 10:29 PM
  6. I have great fond memories of Mrs. Keg as a Unionville student. I don’t remember what class it was, but, a friend and I were arguing about something that was said in the Bible. Have no idea what or why , but , we asked Mrs. Keg. I remember that she started out saying, ” well, my Bible says…….and the answer she gave was able to make us both feel that we were right! Both Mrs. Keg and , you, Mr. Keg were great examples of proper conduct and you always did it with a smile! Thank you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lewis Barnard, Unionville class of 1975.

    Lewis Barnard | January 6, 2017 at 7:19 PM
  7. Both Mr. and Mrs Kegg are remembered as outstanding teachers at Unionville High School during my years as a student in the later 50s. Mrs. Kegg taught me to type in my senior year. A skill that I have used from college through my careers in teaching and librarianship. Mr. Kegg was a great math teacher and to have two such dedicated people, who were husband and wife, both on the faculty was amazing. To have shared so many years together in marriage, careers, and rewarded in retirement has been an example to all who have been fortunate enough to know them.

    Alta Bittle Hoffman | January 6, 2017 at 11:24 AM
  8. Dearest Kegg Family,

    We have such wonderful memories of Edie — what a wonderful woman she was. Our hearts are full of sorrow for your loss. Know we are praying for you all. Much love, Deb and Ken Leffew

    Ken and Deb Leffew | January 6, 2017 at 7:36 AM
  9. Mr. Kegg, Alan and family, may you find peace and comfort during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Joyce Shupe Watson | January 5, 2017 at 3:31 PM
  10. Mr. Kegg, Larry and family,
    May God bless and comfort you during
    this time of sorrow. I remember Mrs. Kegg
    all so well. She was a very beautiful person
    and teacher. The typing skills I use today
    is because she taught me.

    My prayers and condolence to the family.

    Susie Boyer
    (Unionville – Class of 1970)
    Oxford, PA

    Susie Boyer | January 5, 2017 at 9:35 AM

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