Obituaries for the week of March 30
● By J. Chambless
Jayne (Miller) Mattioni, 79, of Dover, N.H., passed away on March 20 in Dover, N.H..
Born in Oxford in 1935, to Sarah (Cazier) and Leslie Miller, she was a lifelong resident of Chester County, living in Oxford, West Grove and Avondale. Most recently, she resided in Bellamy Fields, Dover, N.H.
Jayne was the beloved wife of Dominic “Gee” Mattioni, who predeceased her in 1998; dearest mother to sons Dominic Mattioni and his wife Susan of Lee, N.H., and Gabriel Mattioni and his wife Iris of Palmetto Bay, Fla. She had three grandsons she adored, and who served as her helpers through illnesses, surgeries and rehabilitation during the last years of her life: Gabriel John Mattioni of Palmetto Bay, Fla., and Dominic and Ben Mattioni, of Lee, N.H. Jayne also leaves behind three dear sisters, Ann Kilby and her husband John, Carole McCombs, and Sue Stanley, all of Oxford; along with several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by beloved brother, Ray Miller and his wife Shirley.
Along with family, Jayne had a network of friends that shared a lifetime of memories with her, and her children are truly grateful they were in her life.
A funeral was held March 27. Burial was in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted in her name to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
JANET R. SHARPLESS
Janet R. Sharpless, 63, of West Grove, passed away on March 21 at her residence.
She was the wife of William B. Sharpless, Sr., with whom she shared 41 years of marriage. She was a homemaker. Janet enjoyed going to comedy shows, going to see live music, was known to enjoy a good laugh, and in earlier years, she sang with a few local bands. She especially enjoyed being with her family and friends.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Janet Eastburn Quinn of West Grove; one son, William B. Sharpless II and his wife Carey of Newark, Del.; one brother, Jeffrey Quinn and his girlfriend Judy Rapp of Shamong, N.J.; one sister, Ann Marie Montel and her husband Jay of Bellmawr, N.J.; two grandchildren, Brayden Sharpless and Kaleigh Sharpless; and four nieces, Miranda Quinn, Mykaela Quinn, Meladi Quinn and Mya Montel.
A visitation with family and friends will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on April 11 at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home (200 Rose Hill Rd., West Grove). Her memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be private. You may leave a condolence for the family by visiting www.griecocares.com.
MARGARET R. JENNINGS
Margaret Rose Jennings, 81, of Avondale, passed away on March 22 at the Twin Pines Health Care Center.
She was the wife of Lewis B. Jennings, who passed away in 2005, and with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosa Barr McDonald. She came to the United States when she was 21 and lived in Wilmington, Del., until 1971, and moved to Chester County in 1975. She was an accounting clerk at he DuPont Company in Wilmington for many years. She was an avid reader, loved animals, and enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by three daughters, Denise May of Avondale, Lorraine Thornton and her husband Ed of Upper Chichester, Pa., and Maria Daddezio and her husband Robert of West Grove; three sons, Jeffrey McGovern and his wife Carol of New York, N.Y., Lewis B. Jennings III of Maryland, and David Jennings of Chichester, Pa.; one sister, Alison Olds of Maine; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son, Brian McGovern.
A funeral was held March 30. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
VIRGINIA L. SEEGER
Virginia Lee Seeger (nee Ball), 93, of Oxford, passed away peacefully on March 24.
Born in 1921 and raised in Concord, N.C., Virginia was the eldest daughter of the late Hattie and Bertie Ball. She was preceded in death by sisters Hattie and Ann, and is survived by sister Dora. Prior to marriage Virginia graduated from Pfeiffer College and was employed by Canon Mills in Kannapolis, N.C. Upon her marriage in 1951 to William Seeger, Jr. (Capt. U.S. Army) of Philadelphia, Ginny and Bill made their home in Malvern, where they raised two surviving children, William Seeger III of Cape May, N.J., and Virginia Maria Cheek of East Fallowfield. Additionally she is survived by seven loving grandchildren, William IV, Kristen, Robert, Scott, Molly, Hattie and Jess; and five great-grandchildren. It was her greatest joy when they visited while she was a resident of Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. She was a member of the Paoli Presbyterian Church, and throughout her life, Virginia celebrated her beloved southern heritage and North Carolina roots.
Funeral services were held March 28. Internship will be private, when she joins her husband, Bill, in Arlington National Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
KINIE IRENE DAVIS TERRY
Kinie Irene Davis Terry, 89, of Oxford, went to be with the Lord on March 27 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.
She was the wife of the late Louis W. Terry, Sr. Born in Eckman, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James Lester and Mirtie Ellen Miller Davis. Irene retired as a receptionist at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove. She was a member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church, Oxford Senior Center and West Grove Senior Center. She enjoyed working puzzles, reading her Bible and visiting people who were sick.
She is survived by her son, Louis W. Terry, Jr., and his wife Debbie of Landenberg; daughter, Lanita E. Price and her husband Jerry of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held March 31. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
JANE O. WEDGE
Jane O. Wedge (Williams), formerly of Newark, Del., and Wind Gap, Pa, passed away peacefully at age 87 at Ware Presbyterian Village on March 26.
Jane had been a resident of Ware Village for the past year and a half, and prior to that, lived with her daughter Dawn and son-in-law Lawrence and their two daughters, Lindsey and Jen, in Newark, Del.
Jane, affectionately known as “Nana,” was born in Pen Argyl, Pa., in 1928, the daughter of William F. and Olive E. Williams. Her parents, her sisters Norma, Frances (“Sis”) and Verona (“Boots”), and her brothers Morris, William and Robert, preceded her in death. Jane also lost her son Scott; her ex-husband, William R. Wedge; and her dear friend, Bill Sebok.
Jane lived a long and active life. She grew up during the Great Depression, and as a young woman watched her two older brothers and many young men in her community enter World War II. She graduated from Pen Argyl High School in 1946, married Bill and traveled to several military bases, where she started her family. She raised three children and managed a blouse mill in Wind Gap, Pa., until her retirement in 1990. Jane, moving to Newark shortly after her retirement, joined the Mid-County Senior Center and became a member of the volleyball and bowling teams while working part-time at Strawbridge and Clothier. She enjoyed traveling with friends, especially on cruise ships, the beach and Disney World. A loving mother and wonderful grandmother, she was a friend to every person she met.
Surviving are Dawn and Larry Olmstead; her son, Michael Wedge, and his companion Diane Pacovich from Bethlehem, Pa., and her nine grandchildren, Lindsey, Jen, Shane, Corey, Ahren, Chantel, Ryan, Joel and Justin. She also has four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at Ware Presbyterian Village Chapel in Oxford on April 28 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Ware Presbyterian Village, 7 East Locust Street, Oxford, PA 19363 in Jane’s honor. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.