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Obituaries for the week of September 26

09/25/2022 10:58PM ● By Steven Hoffman
Doris Rae Sumner Fetterman
Doris Rae Sumner Fetterman, a resident of Downingtown and formerly of West Grove, passed away on Sept. 17, 2022 at Chester County Hospital. She was 87.
She was the wife of William Fetterman and was preceded in death by her first husband, Guy T. Sumner.
Born in Bedford, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Andrew Rollo and Bertha Mae Weaverling Dodson. 
Doris was previously employed by Kendal-Crossland in Kennett Square, but spent most of her time and energy as a homemaker raising her family.
She thoroughly enjoyed arts and crafts, including painting, making flower arrangements, sewing and preparing for Christmas. Doris was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking her husbands’ favorite meals, especially chili and chocolate cake with peanut butter icing.
Doris was a woman of great faith and loved God and Jesus Christ and was very passionate in sharing this with others.
She is survived by two sons, Andrew David Sumner of Kennett Square and Eric Guy Sumner of St. Louis MO; two daughters, Cynthia Kerns (Eric) of Martinsburg, WV and Andrea Bove (Daniel) of Oxford; two step-children, Kim Shoffner (Joe) of Dillsburg and Michael Fetterman of Downingtown; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-greatgrandchildren. 
Funeral services were held on Sept. 22 at the Christian Life Center.
Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Andrew Wommack Ministries, PO Box 3333, Colorado Springs, CO 80934 or
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at

Jose Del Carmen Herrera
Jose Del Carmen Herrera, of Cochranville, passed away on Sept. 19, 2022, at Twin Pines Healthcare Center. He was 83.
He was the husband of Ma Luz Gonzalez B., with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.
Born in Yuriria, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of the late Fidel Herrera and the late Maria Mora.
Jose was a self employed farmer.
He was a member of St. Rocco Catholic Church.
Jose enjoyed reading, politics, playing cards and Dominos, and watching soccer and baseball on TV. He was a food lover and he enjoyed being with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Carlos Herrera (Rosa) of Lincoln University, Jose Luis Herrera (Maria) of Cochranville, Fidel Herrera (Imelda) of Lincoln University and Adolfo Herrera (Wendy) of Grand Rapids, MI; three daughters, Maria L. Perez (Rafael) of Atglen, Isabel Juarez (Mauricio) of Parkesburg, and Ma Jesus Barajas (Ricardo) of Parkesburg; nineteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Antonio Herrera and Miguel Herrera.
You are invited to visit with Jose’s family and friends from 5:00 to 6:30 on Wednesday evening, Sept. 28 at St. Rocco Catholic Church, 313 Sunny Dell Road in Avondale. His funeral mass will follow at 6:30. His burial be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, Sept. 29 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, in Kennett Square.
To visit his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Kenneth Queppet
Kenneth (Ken) Queppet, age 64, of Lincoln University, leaves behind a legacy of warm generosity and compassion for his friends and family.  
He passed away on Sept. 18 after health complications.
Although Ken left all-too-soon, the people in his life have been changed by his loyalty and true friendship.
He was a dedicated father and pop-pop who always made sure that his kids and grandkids were taken care of. If you asked Ken what the number-one thing in his life that gave him joy, without hesitation he would say his two kids and the grandchildren.
His hobbies included fishing, playing guitar, learning history and listening to an array of music, especially lots of Bob Dylan and classic folk.  You could probably find Ken on any given evening or day meeting up with a friend for a meal and deep conversation or enjoying time listening to his brother’s band play music at a local restaurant.  
He was well liked and a hard worker in his occupation of being in the energy business.  Ken was a dedicated son and loyal brother. Friends describe him as  loyal, honest, funny, and forgiving. His family would describe him as extremely selfless, a best friend, and loving. Ken’s generous spirit and listening ear will be missed by many.
Ken is survived by one son, Michael A. Queppet and his wife Vasilisa of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Caitlin E. Beiler and her husband Colburn of Reading, Pa.; three brothers, Robert  Queppet of West Grove, David Queppet of Philadelphia, and Timothy Queppet of West Grove; two sisters, Rebecca Queppet of York, Pa. and Mary St. George of Shillington, Pa.;  two grandchildren, and his former wife, Sylvia Queppet.
You are invited to visit with Ken’s family and friends from 10:00 to 11:30 on Wednesday morning, Sept. 28 at the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, 240 State Road in West Grove. 
His funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. 
Burial will be in the New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 1986 Newark Road (Route 896), in New London.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to LCH Health and Community Services, 731 West Cypress Street in Kennett Square, sent to the Attention of Kate Wickersham.
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit