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Obituaries for the week of May 30

05/30/2022 11:22PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Shirley Joyce Holloway

Shirley Joyce Holloway, nee La Riviere, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2022 and went to join her beloved husband, Ken Holloway Sr who had passed a few months prior. Shirley and Ken were married for 71 happy years. 

Born in Detroit, MI and raised in Dearborn, MI, Shirley was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy La Riviere. 

Shirley was in high school at Fordson High School when she asked Ken, then a student in junior college, to attend the sponge dance at school with her. They were together from then on, communicating through letters once Ken moved to Pennsylvania for work. They married after a year, and Shirley joined Ken in Pennsylvania where they raised their family. Shirley was a talented seamstress, making her own clothes while growing up and then gifting her family with homemade garments. Ken and Shirley were avid sailors, spending many wonderful days out on the “Passing Fancy.” 

Shirley was a dedicated reader, always bringing a book with her wherever she went. Shirley or “MomMom” or “Great Mom” as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren knew her, made sure to attend and support all of their sports or school events and special interests. 

Shirley worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Laskin in Ridley Park for many years, before retiring to enjoy her days with Ken and the rest of her family. 

Shirley is survived by her son, Kenneth Jr and his wife Marlel; her son, Mark and his wife Donna; her son, Dale and his wife Carol; as well as seven grandchildren, Lauren (Mark), Christina (James), Jacqueline (David), Dawne (Stephen), Dale Jr, Jonathan (Christine), Brooke (Casey), and 10 great grandchildren Kesi, Jenna, Gabriel, Stephen, Jackson, Charlie, Tristan, Lucas, Emery and Jacey. 

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ken, and sister Iona. 

A private family memorial will be held. 

Shirley will be remembered by her family as an example of unwavering love and care for her partner of 71 years, and the rest of her family. The color yellow and a delicious bite of chocolate will always bring her memory to mind. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Shirley’s memory to the Brandywine SPCA, as Ken and Shirley have been lifelong dog lovers.  Donations may be made by going to  

Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

Lois Rebecca Williams

Lois Rebecca “Becky” Williams, age 90, of Toughkenamon, passed away on May 20, 2022 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester.  She was the spouse of the late Charles Barrington Williams, who died in 2001 and with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

Born in Atlantic City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Sara Elizabeth and the late Levi Reuben Harris.  Lois attended Pleasantville High School and studied at Chicago Evangelistic Institute.

She was a secretary for the Jersey Package Company for many years until she married Charles in 1962 and then devoted her time to caring for her home and family. She volunteered her time at Jennersville Hospital for 10 years.

She was a devoted longtime member of Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square, where she taught the Ladies Sunday School class for many years.  She was also an active member of the Agnes Irwin Missionary Society where she served as president among other positions. Additionally, she enjoyed reading throughout her entire life.

She is survived by two daughters; Lillian Kay “Lily” Williams of Philadelphia, and Alice Rebecca Bunke (and her husband Richard “Rick”) of Toughkenamon, as well as three grandchildren, David R. Bunke, Matthew C. Bunke, and Megan R. Bunke. 

She was predeceased by her parents and husband Charles, as well as her sisters, Sarah E. “Betty” Jesuncosky and Edith E. Young.

Her funeral service was held on May 31 at the Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square.

Interment will be in Hockessin Friends Cemetery.  

Contributions in her memory may be made to Willowdale Chapel

Arrangements are being handled by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc (484-734-8100). 

To view her online obituary, please visit

Edwyna G. Goss

Edwyna G. Goss, a resident of Waynesboro who formerly resided in Oxford, passed away on May 21, 2022 at Chambersburg Hospital. She was 89.

Born in Fairfax Station, VA, she was the daughter of the late Henry Curry and Eula Faircloth Gwaltney.

Edwyna was a Licensed Practical Nurse and she retired from the Perry Point Veterans Administration Hospital.

She was a member of Family Life Worship Center in Zullinger, Pa.

Edwyna enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Mark C. Goss, Sr. of Waynesboro; two grandchildren, James Goss, Jr. and Mark C. Goss, Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Nicole Goss, JC Goss and Jessica Goss; and one sister, Jean Meier of Boca Raton, Fla.

She was preceded in death by two sons, James Goss Sr. and David Goss.

A graveside service was held on May 26 at Oxford Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be made at

Robert Lee Moran

Robert Lee Moran, 83, of Oxford, passed away on May 20, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born on Sept. 25, 1938 in Lancaster, Pa., he was the son of the late Everett and Mildred Greer Moran.

Bob was raised and lived in Oxford until about 30 years ago when he moved to Roanoke,VA. He recently moved back to Oxford.

He retired from Lukens Steel as a supervisor.

He was a member of the National Railway Historical Society, Lukens Veterans Guild, and was an honorary member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America for 11 years as of 2021.

Bob loved his family and his country. His hobbies were history, space exploration, birdwatching and he loved trains, planes and automobiles.

He is survived by his two daughters, Deborah Sue Moran and her partner, Normen Schindowski of Sarasota, Fla. and Donna Robin Brackin of Oxford; three granddaughters, Lyndsay Nicole Brackin of Lincoln University, Pa., and her son (and Robert’s great-grandson) Declan Ruggirello, Mackenzie Brackin and Sydney Brackin both of West Grove; four sisters, Ceil Ranck, Elma Dean, Elizabeth England, Linda Crowl (and her husband, Robert Crowl); one brother, Osborne Moran; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his love of 20-plus years, Janet Wray, and his siblings, James and David Moran.

Services are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Bob.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at