Timothy David Booth, age 50, of Peach Bottom, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
He was the husband of Stephanie Stead Booth, with whom he celebrated 28 years of marriage on April 15th.
He was born in Wilmington, NC, son of Shirley Mcanally.
He was a manager and cook at Hershey Farm Restaurant. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, riding motorcycle, cooking and being with his family.
Our dear, loving, and faithful father, Earl L. Neff, age 92, of Quarryville, passed into his Heavenly home on Monday, June 26, 2023 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community where he resided with our mother, Marian M. Leaman Neff nearly 6 years.
Earl and Marian celebrated 70 years of marriage on November 12, 2022.
Born in Paradise Township, he was the son of the late Chester S. and Ruth L. Hershey Neff.
Retiring from farming in 1987, Earl then worked for Fisher and Thompson Dairy Supplies for 14 years, Good's Store for 7 years, and provided transportation for the Amish community.
He was a member of Nickel Mines Mennonite Church where he served as deacon for 30 years.
Cora M. Hoover, 96, of New Providence, passed away at her home and went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 22, 2023.
She was the loving wife of the late Vincent H. Hoover, sharing 55 years of marriage when he passed away in 2003.
Born in Donerville, Manor Township, she was the daughter of the late Ira Kauffman Mann and Annie Stehman (Kendig) Mann.
Cora was a graduate of Manor Township/Millersville Boro High School, class of 1944. For most of her adult life, Cora was a farmer’s wife, caring for her family and working on the family farm in New Providence.
Cora was a quiet and gentle person, rarely drawing attention to herself. She was known to be a hard worker and a ready volunteer, serving at the Providence Township election polls each year. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, having flower beds, and attending bluegrass concerts. In 1951 Cora became a member of Providence Church, actively involved there as a volunteer and a member of the Adult Sunday School.
Roselyn C. Dommell, age 99, formerly of Strasburg, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at the Oak Leaf Manor of Millersville.
She was the wife of the late William H. Dommell, Jr., who passed away on August 22, 2009.
She was born in Drumore Township, daughter of the late Harry P. & Estella Bradley Carrigan.
She was a member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church.
She worked as a secretary for Armstrong World Industries from 1942 until retiring. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting and embroidery.
Surviving are two nephews: Rex Grubb, Chris Bable, two nieces: Joyce Wimer, Carol Jones and great and great great nieces and nephews.
Calvin L. Smith, 60, of Cochranville, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at home.
He was the husband of Denise Groff Smith with whom he shared 38 years of marriage.
Born in Seven Valleys, PA, he was the son of Grace V. Gutshall Smith of Christiana, PA and the late John L. Smith.
Calvin was employed with Runnymede Racing Farm, Coatesville as an assistant broodmare manager. He was a recipient of the Thorough bread Industry Employee Awards 2021 dedication to breeding.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, gardening and horseracing.
Mildred A. Purcell, 91, of Oxford, PA, passed away peacefully at Twin Pines Health Care Center on Monday, June 12, 2023.
Born on March 20, 1932, she was the daughter of the late William and E. Pearle Bard.
Mildred graduated from Oxford Area High School in 1951 and then a Cosmetology School of Philadelphia. She married her high school sweetheart, Ralph Purcell in 1953. They were blessed with three children. In her career over 50 years she established “Purcell’s Beauty Salon” beginning under the Oxford Hotel, then moving to North 3rd Street and eventually to her home on Pine Street.
Family and friends were an important part of Mildred’s life. Many weekends were spent together celebrating birthdays, holidays and each other.
Mildred was a member of Oxford United Methodist Church.
W. Ralph Cheek was born on April 17, 1929 in Bel Air, MD. He passed peacefully surrounded by family on June 19, 2023. He was preceeded in death by Janet Spratt, his wife of 71 years and his son William both in 2020.
He is survived by his 2 sons, Michael (Pam) and Scott (Ginny), 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Ralph grew up and worked the family dairy farm in Oxford for much of his life. Later, Ralph was involved in construction and real estate before returning to agriculture owning a John Deere dealership, and later selling seed corn and fertilizer to local farmers. Finally retiring at the young age of 83.
Gregory Alan Johnson, 56 of Nottingham PA, passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2023.
His family is deeply saddened by his sudden passing, this loss leaves a huge void in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Born January 1, 1967, he was the son of Randy Johnson and Karen Woods. Greg was a graduate of Oxford Area High School, class of 1985. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College. He was employed as a water treatment supervisor at Harford County Water and Sewer in Belair, Maryland.
After an almost two and a half-year battle with pancreatic cancer, Anne June (White) Gaul slipped peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 12, 2023, while at home with her loving family. Her fight against her cancer was both a brave and noble one.
Born in Upminster, England, she was the daughter of the late Hebert Roy White and Sarah Maude White (Caldecourt), and the niece of her guardian - following her parents’ illness and passing- the late Elsie Kate Caldecourt, all of Upminster, England.
She was married to the love of her life the late Timothy Gaul originally of Lincolnshire, England for 33 years, before his entering into the presence of Jesus in 1994.
James Roger Moran, 87, of Oxford passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at home.
He was the husband of Kay Rubincan Moran with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.
Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Thomas Oliver and Bessie Wilson Moran.
Roger was a member of Nottingham Presbyterian Church.
He was former supervisor of East Nottingham Township and the zoning hearing board.
Roger was a dairy farmer and a mushroom grower for 30 years. He left farming in 1984 to work for Herr Foods Inc. in Nottingham.