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Obituaries for the week of June 14

06/14/2021 09:22PM ● By Steven Hoffman
Hazel June Miller
Hazel June (Wiles) Miller, 83, of Lincoln University, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on June 3. She was the wife of James C. Miller, who passed away in 2018, and with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.
Born in Ashe County, NC she was the daughter of the late Lillard Wiles and the late Della Carpenter Wiles. 
Hazel was a loving and dedicated homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. 
She enjoyed traveling, crocheting and collecting porcelain dolls and teapots. She will be fondly remembered by her family and friends for her incredible sense of humor.
She is survived by her six children, Michael Miller (and his wife Monica) of Lancaster County; Dave Miller (and his wife Sandra) of Pulear, NC; John Steven Miller (and his wife Alice) of West Jeffferson, NC; Jeffrey Miller of Oxford; Joseph Miller of Oxford; and Pamela Blakeslee of Lincoln Univesity, Pa.
Hazel is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Patricia Miller Rios; one grandson, John Steven Miller Jr. and one great-grandson, Patrick Michael Murphy, III.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ashe County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1776, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
Funeral services will be private.
To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit
Arrangements are being handled by the Foulk Funeral Home in West Grove.

Susan Linda Hanzook
Susan Linda Hanzook, a resident of Kennett Square, passed away at home on June 7 with the family by her side. She was 63.
She was the wife of Joseph (Rocky) J. Hanzook Jr., with whom she shared 35 years of marriage.  Born in Baltimore City, Md., Susan was the daughter of the late John E. Wilhide and the late Elizabeth Justice Wilhide.
Susan worked for Nationwide Insurance Company in the Annapolis, Md. claims call center into the early 1980s.  This is where she and Rocky met and their story began.  Most recently, Susan worked part-time for Kennett High School in food services, and as a teacher’s assistant at the Kennett Square YMCA After Care and Montessori Programs. 
Susan enjoyed taking walks and had quite the green thumb. She cherished time with family and friends at the beach in Chincoteague, VA, and visits with her granddaughter, whom she dearly loved. Susan was a fan of listening to a good band while eating steamed crabs and was also a dog lover, with an affinity for the boxer breed.
In addition to her husband Rocky, Susan is survived by son Craig A. Moreland; daughter Amy Moreland Krause and her husband Michael L. Krause, of Johnstown, Pa.; two brothers, John C. Wilhide of Denton, Md., and Raymond J. Wilhide and his wife Nancy Haushalter Wilhide, of Annapolis, Md.; and one granddaughter, Addison M. Krause.  
Susan was predeceased by two sons, Ryan J. Hanzook and David A. Moreland.
Services were held on June 15 at Willowdale Chapel, 
Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square.  
Contributions in Susan’s memory may be made to West Chester-Brandywine SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA, 19380;  
Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. (1-800-FUNERAL).  
Condolences may be expressed through or mailed to Rocky Hanzook, 126 Davenport Road, Kennett Square, PA, 19348.  

Rebecca Ida Guest
Rebecca Ida Guest passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on June 7. She was 88.
She was the wife of the late Charles Raymond Moses, Sr.
Born on Aug. 16, 1932, in Caln, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George S. and Edith Huyard Guest.
Rebecca was a homemaker who loved planting flowers and watching game shows on television.
She is survived by three children, Carol L. Guest of Exton, Beverly McFarland (nee Walton) of Lincoln University and Charles R. Moses, Jr. of Narvon; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five siblings.
Funeral Services were held on June 10 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home in Oxford.
Interment will be in private. 
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at

Etta E. Schwendner
Etta E. Schwendner, a resident of Oxford for over 50 years, peacefully passed away on June 6 at Brandywine Living at Longwood in Kennett Square. She was 88.
She was the wife of the late Robert Frank Schwendner.
Born August 15,1932 in Darby, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert C. and Althea R. Fryer Edwards.
Etta was employed with DuPont for almost 50 years before retiring shortly after her grandson was born. After retirement, she volunteered at Oxford Public Library and the voting polls in Pennsylvania.
Etta was a kind, beautiful, loving soul with a wonderful sense of humor. She always made people smile as Etta’s smile would light up a room. She was a people person and easily made friends wherever she went.
Etta enjoyed reading a good book and especially loved reading the Sunday funnies. Calvin and Hobbs was one of her favorites. She enjoyed going for drives in the country and stopping at little shops and bakeries along the way. Etta also enjoyed having lunch dates with her friends and family and loved a hot cup of coffee or tea. She had a love for animals and often donated to the S.P.C.A. She also donated to many other causes.  Etta also loved all things classic Disney. Her favorite character was Winnie the Pooh.  What Etta loved most was spending time with her family, her son Frank and his wife, Tonia but especially her grandson, Christian, whom she loved dearly.
She always made time for her family and willing to offer her help in any way she could with either words of wisdom or just a kind ear who would listen. Etta loved holidays and never forgot to give a phone call or send a card to her family and friends on all occasions.
Etta treated everyone kindly, as if they were family. She was a loving wife, mother and nana. Etta will be missed by many, especially her family.
She is survived by her son, Frank V. Schwendner and his wife, Tonia S. Severn Schwendner of Oxford; grandson, Christian F. Schwendner; sister-in-law, Kathy Edwards; niece, Susan Kennedy; nephew, Scott Edwards; and many beloved relatives in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Pittsburg. Pa.
Services are private.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at