Obituaries for the week of Feb. 8
● By J. Chambless
RAINEY FRED WINTERS,
Rainey Fred Winters, Sr., 66, passed away peacefully at Jennersville Regional Hospital on Jan. 30. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Rainey was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Mountain City, Tenn., to the late Claude Harrison and Elvia Mae Stout Winters. Rainey attended Kennett High School until 1968. In 1970, he joined the United States Army. He rose from Private to Sargent (E-5) within two years. He also received his diploma in auto mechanics. In 1976, was honorably discharged from Fort Bragg, N.C. He was a member of the Oxford Lodge No. 353 Free and Accepted Masons and was a Masonic Master in 1989. He was a machine mechanic for KenneTex Yarn Factory, where he met his wife, Jeannie. They shared 34 year together.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne “Jeannie” Winters of Oxford; daughter Natalie (with her husband John Furia); son Rainey Fred, Jr.; grandson John Furia, Jr., and Melissa (with family). Rainey had eight brothers and three sisters, including Voida (with her husband Bart) Brown of Mountain City, Harrison of Oxford, E. Odell (with wife Hazel) of West Grove, fraternal twin Wayne, Sr. (with wife Terry) of West Grove, Ollie (with husband Jim) of Neva, Tenn., J.D. (with Linda) of Oxford, W. Dean of Kennett Square, Denver (with wife Dee) of Oxford, Norman of Oxford, Debbie (with Jim) of Nottingham, Ronnie (with Virginia) of West Virginia, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was predeceased by two nephews, John F. Rosenbaum Jr., Bobby Jo Brown; and great-niece Taylor Renee Winters.
Funeral services were held Feb. 4. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
Catherine L. Schottin, 85, of West Grove, passed away on Jan. 31 at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove.
She was the wife of Robert A. Schottin, with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Gillogly and Gladys Blackmon McGowan. She was a member of Community of Love Lutheran Church in Oxford. Catherine enjoyed riding horses, the ocean, and especially spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband; son, Michael Schottin of Newark, Del.; two daughters, Linda Hinkelman of Oxford and Robin McFann of Holtwood; seven grandchildren, Dawn Singer (Brad) of Philipsburg, Anne LaManna (James) of Elkton, Md., Timothy Schottin of Cochranville, Valerie Watson of Elkton, Md., Jason Schottin of Jacksonville, N.C., Christian Watson of Hockessin, Del., Tracie Sebold (Bryan) of Elkton, Md.; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother, Douglas Gillogly (Grace) of Ithaca, N.Y.; two nieces; one nephew; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Watson.
Funeral services were held Feb. 4. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Community of Love Lutheran Church, 117 North Fourth St., Oxford, PA 19363, or a charity of your choice.
ALBIE LUCILLE LEE
On Jan. 31, Albie L. Lee ascended to her eternal rest in Heaven.
Albie, affectionately known as Dollie, was born in 1931 in West Chester to Thomas Arrington and Luvinia Burruss. Albie was their only child. She took pride in the fact that she was a descendant of the intrepid Arctic explorer Matthew Henson. Albie attended Kennett Consolidated School District for the primary grades and Howard High School in Wilmington, Del., for high school. She also attended Spiggs & Donald Beauty Culture College, Lankenau Hospital, as well as The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.
Albie accomplished many first as an African American woman. She was the first black lab technician at the Lankenau Hospital, the first black clerk at Arthur's Apparel Shop, and the first Medicare caseworker for Chester County Board of Assistance. She held numerous professional positions within her community, including Institutional Research Coordinator at The Lincoln University, Child Accountant Administrator for the Erin Dudley Forbes Charter School, and Local Registrar for the Pennsylvania Health Department and Vital Statistics. In her personal time, she enjoyed reading and writing, sports, arts and crafts, attending auctions and flea markets, modern jazz and classical music, knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, Asian artifacts, yard sales and planting flowers.
Taking her role as an active leader in the community seriously, she joined and headed community organizations to make a difference. Some of the organizations in which she was involved include Cub Scouts, auditor, and Democratic committee person.
She leaves to cherish her memory six children, Keith, Francine, Arnise, Lawrene, Judy and Lenetta; her beloved seven grandchildren, Charlene, Arrin, Jonovan, Adrin, Theodore, Brandon and Langston; eight great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and several of her children's friends, who adopted her as their second mom. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Arrin Burruss.
Funeral services were held Feb. 6. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
BRENDA K. ROLAND
Brenda K. Roland, 72, of Elkton, Md., passed away on Feb. 1 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del.
She was the wife of the late Marlin C. Roland, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Rugby, Va., she was the daughter of the late Dale Sexton and Margie Wave Mikel Sexton. Brenda enjoyed crafts, and loved her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey A. Roland of Elkton and Mikel D. Roland (Amanda) of Elkton, Md.; two daughters, Kimberly A. Duncan of W.Va., and Teresa M. Anderson (Randy) of North East, Md.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Walters (James) of Little Britain. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Feb. 5. Interment was in the Little Britain Presbyterian Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
WILLIAM R. WALTZ
William Roger Waltz, beloved husband of Dorothy Fisher Waltz of Oxford, died on Feb. 1.
Before moving to Oxford, he and his wife lived for many years in Phoenixville. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1952 as an electrical engineer, and was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. He was a veteran of the Navy. Before retiring in 1992, he worked for many years at the former General Electric Space Division in King of Prussia. During this time, he was a member of the Valley Forge United Methodist Church, where he was a long-time chairman of the Finance Committee and a trustee. For many years, he was treasurer of the Independent Living Residents' Council at Ware Retirement Community in Oxford, where he and his wife lived for 12 years. He was a member of the Oxford Senior Center, where he volunteered for many years as an AARP tax aid consultant. He was a devoted husband, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Besides his wife, he is survived by seven children, Robin Waltz Hess and her husband, Dr. Jay Hess of Indianapolis, Ind., Rev. William D. Waltz and his wife Barbara of Cinnaminson, N.J., Kathryn Waltz Red and her husband Douglas of Prescott, Ariz., Gail Waltz Wagner and her husband Robert of Collegeville, Eric M. Waltz of Red Oak, Texas, Jonathan S. Waltz of Hampden, Maine, and Alison Waltz Bergman and her husband Barry of Great Falls, Va.; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oxford Senior Center, 12 E. Locust St., Oxford, PA 19363, would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
KENDALL F. FOLEY
Dr. Kendall (Ken) Francis Foley of West Grove passed away suddenly on Jan. 27. He was 74 years old.
Born in North Attleborough, Mass., he was the son of the late Norman Foley and the late Lillian Laporte Foley. Ken loved sailing and was working through an ambitious "bucket list" with achievements that included skydiving, hot-air ballooning, ziplining, parasailing, riding a Segway, jet skiing and much more. He enjoyed judging the annual science fair for Chester County schools, he once ran for political office, and also served on the homeowners association board at Ovations at Elk View, including a term as president. Ken completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University in 1963 and furthered his education with a Ph.D. in chemistry from Penn State University. He was a valued 30-year employee of Hercules, Inc., in Wilmington. Ken enjoyed international travel, visiting over 80 countries as Director of International Sales for the company's Resins Division. He was instrumental in developing trade with China and other Far East countries for Hercules. He was a traveler, a romantic, a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, a great friend and very proud of his grandchildren's accomplishments in sports, music and academics. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Ken was the beloved husband of Ann (Wurst) Foley; father of Gittan Foley Grover and her husband Alan; brother of Sue Foley Bishop; stepfather of Ann Marie Hess and her husband Ron, and Chuck Wurst and his wife Lisa; grandfather of Tyler Grover and Paige Grover. He is also survived by his step-grandchildren, Jessica Cyr, Madison Wurst, Robbie Wurst, Allison Hess and James Hess. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lyn Ostlund Foley.
A celebration of ken's life will be arranged at a later date. Interment will be private. Memorial donations would be appreciated to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, www.the mmrf.org.
BARBARA G. BEDDALL
Barbara G. Beddall, 87, of Crosslands, Kennett Square, died on Jan. 29.
The daughter of Douglas and Miriam (Baily) Gilpin, she lived as a child at Longwood. A graduate of George School and Beaver College (now Arcadia University), she was an active volunteer, including working at The Encore Shop, which benefits Chester County Hospital. She enjoyed golf and travel. She was a former member of the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club and Hershey’s Mill Golf Club. She and her husband spent many winters in Naples, Fla. She was a lifelong Quaker.
She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, John R. Beddall; and her brothers, D. Brooke Gilpin and Franklin Gilpin. She is survived by her daughter, Jane G. Beddall; her son-in-law, Christopher W. Brown; and her granddaughter, Margot Beddall Brown.
A memorial gathering will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to The Chester County Hospital Foundation or George School. Visit www.longwoodfuneralhome.com.
FREDERICK R. SCHLOSSER
Frederick Robert Schlosser passed away peacefully on Feb. 3 at Chester County Hospital. He was 70 years old.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Fred Schlosser and the late Mary Ferry Schlosser. He was the beloved husband of Emilie Ford Schlosser; father of Nicole Schlosser and Kristina Lynn; grandfather of Grace Elizabeth Lynn; and brother of Nancy Papouschek and Virginia Meyer.
A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. On Feb. 11 at the Longwood Funeral Home of Matthew Genereux, 913 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Chester County Hospital (www.cchosp.com) or American Heart Association (www.donatenow.heart.org).
PEGGY PETERS KELLY
Peggy Peters Kelly, formerly of Kennett Square, passed away on Jan. 29 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. She was 79 years old.
She was born in Marion, Va., and was the daughter of the late Frank Wesley Peters and the late Virginia Ann Cullop Peters. She was the beloved mother of John Kelly and his wife Angie, James Kelly and his wife Alene, Robert Kelly and his wife Tracy, and Diana Lomas and her husband Kevin; grandmother of Joshua Kelly, Emily Kelly, Alyssa Kelly, Megan Kelly, Rachel Kelly, Jake Kelly, Brittany Pogar (Joseph), Devin Kelly, Richie Lomas; great-grandmother of Conner Pogar and Chloe Kelly; sister of Anne Peters Johnson and her husband Wes, Sr.; aunt of Wes Johnson, Jr. and his wife Nancy, and Carol Samsky and her husband Rob; and cousin of Henry and Joy Peters.
A funeral was held Feb. 6. Burial was in National Memorial Park in Falls Church, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association of America (www.alz.org/donate).
MARK F. BRADHAM
Mark Franklin Bradham, 51, of Dover, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 25 at Kent General Hospital in Dover.
Born and raised in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late Benjamin and Frances Bradham. Mark was formerly employed with MBNA in the Fraud Department.
He is survived by one son, Michael Bradham (Ada) of Smyrna, Del.; one brother, Rhae Bradham of Nottingham; two sisters, Charlotte Gentry (Michael) of Oxford, and Rosemary Pedretti of San Carlos, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Isaiah, Jackson, and Liam. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Lee Bradham; and a sister, Lynne Gail Bradham.
A memorial service will be held Feb. 12 at noon at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. (86 Pine St., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from 11 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Visit www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
MARGARET W. MYERS
Margaret W. Myers, daughter of Margaret and F. Howard Manley, passed away peacefully at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford on Feb. 4. She was 98.
Margaret was born in 1917 in Somers Point, N.J. She lived in Glassboro, N.J., for 53 years before moving to Oxford to live with her granddaughter, Catherine, in 2008. She had many interesting jobs, including as a cook at the Woodstown Hotel, as a clerk at the concession stand and later as a cashier at a Camden movie theater, and as a billing clerk with the Glassboro Water Department. As secretary of the Glassboro Democratic Club, she famously served tea to Lady Bird Johnson and Jacqueline Kennedy. She loved butterflies, baseball, people watching, crocheting, and sweet treats.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin L. Myers; and daughter, Marcia A. McDermott.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice C. Miller, and son-in-law Roger L. Miller; son, Benjamin L. Myers VI, and daughter-in-law Joyce M. Myers; grandchildren, Deborah A. Sannasardo, James F. Boyce, Sheryl L. Miller Hosey, and John Hosey, Catherine L. Miller and Brian Rebholz, Patricia J. Myers, Benjamin L. Myers VII and Molly Myers; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and niece Patti Jo Bernazzani and her family.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr., Funeral Home (86 Pine St., Oxford), where friends and family may visit from noon to 1 p.m. Interment will be private.
Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.