Polly A. Hoffman, 77, of Narvon and formerly of Strasburg, entered into rest on Friday, October 28, 2022.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Rose (Harsh) Phillips.
She was the loving wife of the late Carroll L. Hoffman for 49 years at the time of his passing in 2011.
Polly drove school bus for the Pequea Valley School District for several years. She had attended St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Quarryville. Polly loved animals and enjoyed doing puzzles, playing bingo and spending time with friends and family.
L. James Kiscaden passed away suddenly at the age of 79 on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
He was doing what he did best, serving others while painting at church.
Jim was the beloved husband of Anne, the father of Connie Kasperson (Steve) and Liza Kuhn (Neal), and the best Poppy in the world to Katie and Grant.
Born and raised in Strasburg, PA to Barbara (Hubertis) and Ike Kiscaden, Jim was influenced by his Uncle Charles and the other firemen whom he volunteered alongside starting at age 14 and continuing until the day of his passing.
Venturing to West Chester State College upon graduating from Lampeter-Strasburg in 1961, he earned his B.S. in Education, but more importantly, he met the love of his life while working at Hubley Toys. Starting with an interesting first date involving dog attacks, terrible bowling, and an expensive one-sided dinner their love blossomed, and they married in 1965. After a year teaching in Carlisle, they returned to the area where Jim taught social studies, coached soccer and baseball, and was the Student Council adviser at Lampeter-Strasburg High School until 1980. After earning his M. Ed. in history and entering an Ed.D. program at Temple, he took his talents to Solanco, where he served as the assistant principal and principal. In 1991, Dr. Kiscaden became the Superintendent of the Harmony Area School district, retiring in 2002. In retirement, he served as a clinical supervisor for student teachers through Western Governors University. Throughout his time in education, he served in leadership positions in various organizations, too numerous to mention.
Janet M. Shaw, 66, of Oxford, PA passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA.
Born in W. Jefferson, NC she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Betty Lou Parsons Shaw.
Janet was employed with the Oxford Area School District as a bus driver.
She loved her animals, gardening, sewing, cooking family dinners and her companion, Thomas Crossan.
Charles Peterson, 97, passed away Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 at his home in West Grove, Pennsylvania surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Lucy Peterson, with whom he shared 71 years of marriage. Born in Poplar, North Carolina he was the son of Samuel and Texie Peterson. He had ten brothers and one sister, all of whom preceded him in death.
A veteran of the Pacific Theater in WWII, Charles earned several recognitions for his service including the Bronze Star for heroism during the Battle of Okinawa. He loved his country and was an avid patriot, attaining the rank of corporal in the U.S. Army. Following the war, Charles and his family moved to Pennsylvania where he worked for 35 years at NVF in Kennett Square, retiring as a supervisor.
Carrie Leigh Kehoe-Ryan, 47, of Quarryville, PA, passed away on October 23, 2022.
She was born October 24, 1974 in Media, PA, to Joseph J. Kehoe and Geraldine C. (Chambers) Kehoe.
Carrie graduated from Oxford Area High School, Class of 1992, and from Immaculata College, Class of 1996. After college Carrie taught in private school systems and ran her own business, Carrie’s Corner Learning Center. During this time, she married Daniel Patrick Ryan. They recently celebrated 17 years of marriage this month.
Carrie had worked for CCIU Home & Community Services as a Behavioral Health Technician. She was actively pursuing her Master’s Degree of Special Education with a Concentration in ABA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Aside from work, Carrie lived for her children and spending time with them. Carrie also found enjoyment in Philadelphia sports, particularly the Philadelphia Eagles. She also looked forward to family vacations in Stone Harbor, NJ where she had gone since her own childhood.
Ellen M. Sexton, 80, of Oxford, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, October 13, 2022.
She was the wife of Joseph W. Sexton with whom she shared 31 years of marriage.
Born in Wrightsdale, PA she was the daughter of the late Frederick T. and Mary E. McQuiston Sprout.
She retired from W. L. Gore, Cherry Hill Plant, Elkton, MD working in the accounting department. After retiring from W L Gore, Ellen was employed as an Amish Taxi Driver.
Ellen was a member of First Baptist Church of Oxford, Ocklokonee Council #212 Degree of Pocahontas and the Mixed Bird Bowling League, Oxford.
She enjoyed making crafts, having and going to yard sales, auctions, bowling, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family.
Jane Marie Baily Baughman, 90, of Oxford, PA passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lancaster.
She was the wife of the late Robert F. Baughman, Sr.
Born in Oxford, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Helen Violet Wolf Baily.
Jane was employed as a secretary for the vice president of Fiscal Affairs at Lincoln University.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oxford.
Charles Henry Schneider, 77, died October 14
Charles Henry Schneider, known as Chuck or most affectionately by his family as Pappy, passed away peacefully at the age of 77 years old on October 14th.
He was born in Bethlehem, PA on March 20, 1945 and grew up in Darien, CT.
He eventually settled in Northern Virginia which he considered home for over 35 years until earlier this year when he moved back to Pennsylvania after his wife’s passing.
Chuck joined the navy right out of high school and proudly served in the submarine force on the USS Haddo. After serving 4 years of active duty, he proudly continued his service in the naval reserves until 1989 when he retired as a Lieutenant. He met his beloved wife Betty at a dance in 1964 and were married shortly after.
Chuck had a long & successful career in computer engineering that began in Pennsylvania where he & Betty settled to raise their family. An opportunity to advance his career as a Senior Engineer with Unisys included a relocation to Northern Virginia. When he retired from Unisys he then went on to have a second career working for the federal government as an IT Operations Manager and Principal Systems Engineer.
Elsie J. Harbaugh, 85, of Nottingham, PA passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at her home.
She was the wife of late Richard L. Harbaugh, with whom she spent 49 years of marriage.
Born in New Paris, PA she was the daughter of late J. Cress and Ada Brown Wade.
Elsie is survived by two daughters, Colleen (her late husband Timothy Hunnell, Sr.) Eileen Wells (George, Sr.); five grandchildren, Timothy, Jr. (Denise), Tristian (Brian), William (Mikalea), Megan (Troy) and George Jr.; and eighteen great grandchildren, Kelsey, Noah, Timothy 3rd, Sarah, Ryan, Chloe, Kaylee, Logan, Leeya, Koltyn, William, Jr., Dean, Toby, Trevor, Alex, Mason, Trinity, and Evie. She adored all of her family and loved spending time with each of them.
Emma S. Lantz, age 94, of Ronks, passed away at Fairmount Homes on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
She was the wife of the late Phares O. Lantz, who passed away on January 19, 2011.
She was born in Atglen, daughter of the late Simeon S. & Sallie J. Loar King.
She was a member of the Andrews Bridge Christian Fellowship, where in the past she was a Bible school teacher. In the past she had worked in the bakery department at Dutch-Way Farm Market of Gap.
Emma enjoyed crocheting, reading, gardening, and volunteering at Black Rock Retreat, Coatesville & New Holland Reuzit and Ten Thousand Villages. Emma enjoyed events with family, friends and her church community. She planned outings with her grandchildren and hosted holiday dinners. She and Phares took numerous bus trips together along with road trips to Kansas and Colorado to visit children and grandchildren. A special hobby was painting local scenery on antique saws.