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Obituaries for the week of November 28

11/28/2022 11:37PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Constance May Street

Constance (Connie) May Condell Street Irrgang, 85, of Oxford, passed away on Nov. 20, 2022 at her home with her daughter and son-in-law Charlotte and Stephen Elinsky.

Born on March 14, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Rankin and Pearl Condell.

She was preceded in death by her first husband William James Street, her second husband Harry J. Irrgang, her brother George Condell, her oldest son William James Street II, and her oldest daughter April Lee Street Williams Stahl.

She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte May Street Elinsky, her two sons, William (Bill) James Street III, and Matthew Lee Street and her two sisters, Reba Smith-Velez and  Grace Louise Bryant Condell, and four grandchildren, Jenni Lee Williams, Will Michael Spina, Sierra Leone Street, and Matthew Lee Street Jr.

Connie was so many things to so many people but first and foremost she was a born-again Christian who loved the Lord Jesus. He is her God and Savior and she is with Him now and for eternity. 

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a kind, helpful, trustworthy, reliable and forever friend, and next-door neighbor. She was Connie, mom, gram, Bam, Connie-Mom, and Mrs. Sweet. She was a hard-working, always-smiling preschool aide, Bethany field trip bus driver, Lighthouse Youth Center volunteer and fire police volunteer for the Union Fire Company No. 1, Oxford. She was also a Girl Scout leader, election poll worker, Republican committee woman, and a telephone operator.

A celebration of life service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 11, 2023 in the gym at Bethany Christian School. In spirit, Connie will be attending her last “March Birthday Party.” If you were born in March, know someone who was born in March or wish you were born in March, you can attend. Likewise, if you knew Connie, know someone who knew Connie, or wish you knew Connie Street Irrgang, please come out to celebrate.

The family extends special thanks to Connie’s caregiver, Tammy, from Comfort Keepers,  and nurse, Emma, and aide, Donna, from Willow Tree Hospice for the love and care they gave to Connie.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethany Christian School, 1137 Shadyside Road, Oxford, PA 19363 and/or the Lighthouse Youth Center, 245 Commerce St, Oxford, PA 19363.

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

Linda Sue Jackson

Linda Sue Jackson, 52, of Kennett Square, passed away while at home on Nov. 14, 2022.

Born in Delaware, she was the daughter of Donald and the late Linda Sue Lambert Johnson.

Linda was employed as a nurse’s assistant where she helped clients in their homes. Her clients always looked forward to seeing her.

She enjoyed gardening, coffee and being warm and cozy.

She is survived by her father, three children, Candace Whisman of Baltimore, Md., Alyssa Jackson of Parkesburg and Zachary Hodge of Newark, Del., one grandson, Jeremy, and three brothers, Wayne Johnson, Donald Johnson and Mark Johnson.

Linda was preceded in death by her son, Douglas Steele, Jr.

Funeral services were held on Nov. 28 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.

Interment will be private.

Online condolences may be made at

Donna Marie Oliver

Donna Marie Oliver passed away comfortably and peacefully at her home while surrounded by her family and loved ones on Nov. 21, 2022 after battling breast cancer over the last year. She was a 65-year-old resident of New London.

Donna was born in Jennersville, the daughter of Dolores (Bailey) and Richard Santiago. She was a graduate of Avon Grove High School, class of 1975. Donna lived a full and wonderful life with her beautiful daughters, loving family, wonderful friends, and her beloved cats. 
Donna was well known for her loving, deeply caring and sassy predisposition. Sharing a laugh with Donna was something irreplaceable for all who loved her. She was a very hard worker who took pride in her jobs and had a long, fulfilling career at Astra Zeneca (2000 to 2016). Her passions were traveling, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren and many other hobbies throughout her life. But, if you knew Donna, she was one of Dave Matthews Band’s biggest fans and went to many concerts of his over the years. 

Donna was predeceased by her parents, Dolores and Richard, sister Robin, longtime sweetheart Michael Hangartner and nephew Jamie.

She will be dearly missed by her two daughters she greatly adored, Danielle DiNorscia (Joe) and Alyssa Oliver (Merritt), loving former husband John B. Oliver Jr., sister Carmen Stoltzfuz (Roy), brother Julius (Florence), sister Linda (Paul), brother Ricky (Karen), along with nieces and nephews, Shanan, Adam, Lindsey, Amber, Ricky and Julius Jr. She will also be greatly missed by her two grandchildren, Brynn and Joey, who were the lights of her life along with numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit and pay their respects at Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road in West Grove on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Her memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.. Internment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 676910, Dallas, TX 75267-6910.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Bonnie M. Gwaltney

Bonnie M. Gwaltney, 71, of Nottingham, passed away at home on Nov. 24, 2022. 

Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late William Bryant and Rose Moore Gwaltney. 

Bonnie was employed with the Oxford Area School District in the cafeteria and retired after 28 years of service.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Oxford.

Bonnie enjoyed gardening and cooking.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan M. Jock of Nottingham; two grandchildren, Bryant and Sara; one brother, William Bryant Gwaltney, Jr. of Oxford; and five sisters, Delores Cornette of Oxford, Elma Cornette of Parkesburg, Mary Brown of Oxford and Brenda Jean Gwaltney of Nottingham.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Goshea and Juanita Palmer and one brother, Charles Gwaltney. 

Services are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to offset funeral costs.

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

Laura Lee Roten Wilson

Laura Lee Roten Wilson, a lifetime resident of the Oxford area, passed away on Nov. 23, 2022 at the Christiana Care Union Hospital in Elkton, Md. She was 41.

Born in Media, Pa., she was the daughter of Donna Krauss Roten of Oxford and the late Robert L. Roten.

She graduated from West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Md. and attended St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC.

Laura enjoyed gardening and plants.

She is survived by her mother; sister, Robin Roten Vanover of Quarryville; two children, Ivana Wilson of Lancaster and Alexis Wilson of Quarryville; and maternal grandmother, Patsy Krauss of Oxford. 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ralph and Annis Roten and maternal grandfather, Donald Krauss.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

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

Online condolences may be made at