Dorothy Kirk Paschall

December 28, 1919 - February 11, 2017 Oxford, PA | Age 97 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.

Dorothy Kirk Paschall, 97, a resident of Ware Presbyterian Village passed away on February 11, 2017. Born in Oxford, PA on December 28, 1919, she was daughter of the late Edwin F. Kirk, Sr. and Cassandra (Clement) Kirk. She was the wife of the late Edwin H. Paschall, Sr., to whom she was married for 52 years, before he passed away in 1995.

Dorothy graduated from Oxford High School where she played violin and played sports: hockey and basketball. After high school, she graduated from Goldey Beacom Business College. She was employed as a secretary/office manager/bookkeeper for a number of places, including Kennett Consolidated School District and Kendall-Crosslands Retirement Community.

After her marriage, she moved to a farm outside of Kennett Square, PA where she helped with many farm duties, including the bookkeeping. Over the years, she was very active in a number of clubs and organizations, many times serving as an officer at the local and state level. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women of Kennett Square, The Homemaker’s Club, Red Hat Society, Soroptimist Club, London Grove Grange, The Brandywine Fiber Arts Guild, Farm Women and was a 4-H leader.

She loved to spend time with family and friends, travel, play cards, garden, music, sports and enjoyed all the various crafts and fiberarts – especially sewing, weaving, crocheting and knitting. She volunteered at the New-to-You-Shop at the Ware Presbyterian Village, taught crafts at the senior center and was a poll worker during elections.

She was a birthright Quaker and always very involved in the life of the Friends Meeting (first Oxford and then London Grove), serving on many committees, teaching First Day School and eventually as Chairman of the Worship and Ministry Committee at the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends.

She is survived by two children, Sandra Paschall Bruce (Gerald) of Lancaster, PA and Edwin H. Paschall, Jr. of Kennett Square, seven grandchildren: Elizabeth Elfner, Heather Kline, John Eastburn, III, Catherine McCartan, Rebecca Knapp, Denise Bannon, Cheryl Eastburn, two step-grandchildren: Shelli Tipping and Tara Montague, fourteen great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by an infant son, John E. Paschall, a daughter Judith Anne (Paschall) Montague and siblings: Elma Maule, Mary Elizabeth Kirk and Edwin F. Kirk, Jr.

A Memorial Meeting for Worship will be held on Saturday, February 18 , 2017 at 2:00 PM at London Grove Friends Meeting, 500 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to “London Grove Monthly Meeting” and be mailed to Douglas Myers, Treasurer, 483 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

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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

“London Grove Monthly Meeting”

mail to Douglas Myers, Treasurer
483 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348.


Memorial Service

February 18, 2017 2:00 London Grove Friends Meeting
500 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348.


  1. Holding Dot and her family in the light. She was such a lovely lady. I enjoyed her company and leadership at Brandywine Fiber meetings through the years. She always came with an arm load of “just finished” items each month. She was energetic and engaging.

    Teri Dignazio | February 18, 2017 at 5:50 PM
  2. Dear Family,

    My condolences. Dorothy was a devoted member of London Grove Friends Meeting dedicated to serving members of the meeting and others who needed support. Dorothy and her immediate family were part of a five-family group, centered around London Grove, that included the Paschalls, Humphreys, Walters, Thompsons and Kirks. The families, with children of similar ages, spent many evenings, especially holidays, eating together, playing games and participating in activities. A wonderful nurturing group.

    Tom Kirk | February 16, 2017 at 10:21 AM
  3. It was my pleasure to carpool with Dot to Soroptimist meetings years ago. I enjoyed our rides and will always remember her dry humor and her altogether sweet temperament. To her family: thanks for sharing her with all of us.

    Carol Marvel | February 13, 2017 at 8:31 PM

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