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Obituaries week of Dec. 23

12/23/2019 11:51AM ● By Steven Hoffman


Robert L. Herb, Sr., 84, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Nov. 8 at his home in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

He was born on Jan. 31, 1935 in Shamokin, Pa. to the late Leroy and Anna Herb. He was the oldest of three siblings. His sisters were Sandra Reburn and Linda Shiplet. On June 12, 1976, he married Carol A. Stapleton in West Grove, Pa.

He retired from the Oxford Area School District as a maintenance superintendent.  After retirement, he and Carol moved to Lake Havasu City, where he worked at the London Bridge Golf Resort.

He was a member of the Saint Michaels United Methodist Church in Lake Havasu City, the Lake Havasu City Elks Post 2399, and the 5th Ward Rod and Gun Club of Carroll, Pa. He enjoyed fishing, the gun club, military memorabilia, and deer hunting in Pennsylvania. He took pleasure in going to Site 6, in Lake Havasu City, where he loved to fish.

Robert is survived by his wife, Carol A. Herb; his sons, Alan Herb and Robert Herb, Jr.; his daughters, Kathy Phillips and Christine Mahlstede; his sister, Linda Shiplet; as well as nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2020 in Oxford. Details will be shared at a later time.


Joyce L. Johnson, 85, passed away on Dec. 16 at her niece’s home in Oxford.

Born in Raleigh, NC, she was the daughter of the late Carson and Bonnie Peterson Hughes.

She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ, Oxford.

Joyce loved cats, dogs and especially her family.

She is survived by one brother, Morris Hughes of West Grove; and three sisters, Geneva Noblit of Oxford, Doris Horton of Oxford and Edna Guy of Kennett Square.

A memorial service will be held and interment will be private.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford.

Online condolences may be made at

Georgianna M. Talley


Georgianna Mary (Tuohey) Talley, 80, of Oxford, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 12 in Bridgetown, Barbados, while traveling with her family on a Caribbean cruise.


She was the beloved wife of Albert Lee Talley, Sr., with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.  Born April 6, 1939 to John T., Jr. and Jenny (Hunter) Tuohey in Chester, Pa., Georgianna lived in Aston Mills, Pa. and Chester, Pa. before moving to Oxford in June 1965.


Georgianna will be remembered by her family and friends as a gifted conversationalist and friend to everyone she met.  She was happiest with her family during the summer at Rehoboth Beach, Del., where she spent time every year since 1989. She loved the sand, sun and boardwalk, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends at the beach. She was known for hosting lively family gatherings throughout the year, with the most anticipated being the massive Easter Egg hunts for all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and all the family friends. 


Georgianna worked hard to support her family over the years in various food service jobs, including several years at Bowling Green Brandywine Alcohol and Addiction Treatment Center, in Kennett Square. She was also a very proud and active member/friend of Bill W. for over 39 years, attending many conventions throughout the United States, and speaking engagements including taking a meeting to women in prison. It is said that it was always an honor to receive one of her coins when celebrating an anniversary marking another year in sobriety.


She had you in tears with all her love and compassion she gave so freely and carrying the message to save another one’s life.


She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Lee Talley, Sr., her sons Frank Day Talley, Micheal John Talley and Albert Lee Talley, Jr., one grandson Erik Jon Peterson and one brother Peter (Pete) Tuohey.


She is survived by her daughter, Linda Peterson (married to Dennis) of Oxford; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Talley) Rohrer (married to Paul) Rohrer of Quarryville, Sarah (Peterson) Colondrillo (married to Chris) of Carlisle, Mandy Talley (married to Thomas Lander) of Nottingham, Jason Talley (married to Kelly Wiggins Talley) of Colora, Md., Jake Talley, Ashley Ann (Talley) Utter (married to Steve) of Springfield, Virginia; nine great-grandchildren, Amber Hamson Wu, Dillon Rohrer, Marisa Colondrillo, Cody Colondrillo, Taylor Talley, Faith Talley, Gabriel Lander, Alistair Utter and Miles Utter; six brothers, John T. III (Mike), Joseph S., Philip J. (Jim), Donald J., Dennis, and Harry W. Tuohey; and one sister, Marian L. (Sis) Balawejder.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia (Breast Cancer Research), 125 South Fifth St., Suite 202, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., Box 459,  Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163


Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford.On-line condolences may be made at


Barbara White Schneeman


Barbara White Schneeman, 68, of Oxford, formerly of Newtown Square, passed away on Dec. 17, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was the wife of Walter D. Schneeman with whom she shared 13 years of marriage. Born in Lansdowne, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Gloria E. Ingersoll White. Barbara attended Nottingham Presbyterian Church.


She graduated from Marple Newtown High School and received her master’s in social services from Villanova University.


Barbara was retired from Villanova University as student placement advisor in chemical engineering. She was also the longtime bookkeeper for Newtown Square Sewer Authority.


She enjoyed cooking, gardening, landscaping and her cat, Annie. Barbara had a vivacious personality. She especially enjoyed spending time with her friends, nieces and nephew.

She is survived by her husband; and his children, David A. Schneeman (Patti) and Jeff Schneeman (Celia); one step daughter, Joyce Ricks; one brother, Thomas F. White (Patricia) of Fogelsville; two sisters, Donna Halacz and Linda Weaver; three nieces; one nephew; and seven great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by Walters’ son, Daniel Paul Schneeman. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28 at Nottingham Presbyterian Church, 497 W Christine Rd. in Nottingham where friends and family may visit from

10 to 11 a.m.


Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Nottingham Presbyterian Church.


Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford.

Online condolences may be made at

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