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Obituaries for the week of July 12

07/11/2023 01:43AM ● By Steven Hoffman
Richard J. Jensen
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard J. Jensen on June 24, 2023. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and exceptional member of his community. Born Dec. 31, 1950, in Delaware County, Pa., he was the son of Harry F. and Anne T. Jensen.
He graduated from Penncrest High School and received a bachelor of arts degree in history at Widener University.  Rich spent his career working in the building industry, his passion, and was respected for his hard work, dedication, and expertise. As a result, he received recognition and many awards from his professional peers.
Rich met the love of his life, Deborah Vosburg, in high school and they were married for 51 incredible years. They were blessed with three children. A dedicated family man, Richard cherished every moment spent with his loved ones. He was a man of integrity, always putting his family’s needs above his own.
Rich was an avid angler, local statesman, and patriot with a true moral compass. He also enjoyed coaching team sports for his children. He was known for his infectious laughter, unique sense of humor, and kind heart.
A steadfast Christian, he attended Chadds Ford Baptist Church since 1990.
Richard is survived by his wife Deborah, his children Richard W. Jensen (Kristen) of Pennsylvania, Bruce Trevor Jensen (Mallory) of South Carolina, and grandchildren Lara Jensen Stapleton (Jacob), Gabriel Jensen, and James Jensen as well as many other family members, friends, and acquaintances who will miss him dearly.
The funeral service will be private. 
The family would like to thank each person who offered a heartfelt message, thought, and prayer.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family would enjoy the sharing of a digital memory on the guestbook. 
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at  

Ruthann C. Hogg
Ruthann C. Hogg, of Kelton, Pa., passed away on July 4, 2023 while at home. She was 80.
She was the wife of Howard C. “Bud” Hogg, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Agnes D. Cloud.
Ruthann attended Chadds Ford Baptist Church.
She enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Jeff G. Hogg (Karen); two daughters, Kim H. McMahon and Debbie M. Brown (Billy) all of Kelton; five grandchildren, Caitlin, Ronnie, Molly, Andrew and Karl; two great grandchildren, Riley and Finn; and one sister, Janet Black of New Jersey.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Laurie H. Fowler.
Funeral services were held on July 8 at Chadds Ford Baptist Church in Chadds Ford.
Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery, Coatesville.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Chadds Ford Baptist Church, PO BOX 322, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. 
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at  

Frances S. Walsh
Frances S. Walsh. 94, of Oxford, passed away on June 29, 2023 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford after a short illness.
Born in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Agnes Skroupa Siewierski.
Frances retired from Hewlett-Packard in Avondale as a quality technician after 23 years of service.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Oxford.
She enjoyed yard sales, crochet and crafts. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by five children, Jerry Walsh (Connie) of New Boston, Tex., Joseph Walsh (Theresa) of Nottingham, John Walsh of Oxford, Janet Wagner (Myron) of Oxford and Andy Walsh (Sandy) of Newport Beach, Calif., and 15 grandchildren. She is also survived by 24 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Louis Siewierski, and one sister, Louise Cooper of Nottingham.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Julian Siewierski and Alex Siewierski, and one sister, Ann Siewierski.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 8 at Sacred Heart Church in Oxford.
Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 203 Church Road, Oxford, PA 19363.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at

Anna Mae Norton
Anna Mae Norton, of Oxford, passed away on June 30, 2023 at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was 95.
She was the wife of James H. Norton, who passed away in 2022, and with whom she share 39 years of marriage.
Born in Chester County, she was the daughter of the late John B. Reynolds and the late Mary Reynolds Rucker.
Mrs. Norton was a homemaker.
She enjoyed dancing, gardening, music, cooking and being with her family and friends. She was a former member of Manor Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by three sons, Jesse McLimans (Carol) of Coudersport, Pa., Mike McLimans of Milton, Del. and Robert McLaughlin of Ocala, Fla.; three daughters, Deborah Robinson (George) of Downingtown, Donna Alexander (Bob) of Downingtown and Mary Burt (Jack) of Coatesville; one sister, Mabel Myers of Oxford, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one grandson, Robert McLaughlin, Jr; one brother, Victor Reynolds and one sister, Esther Clark.
A funeral service was held on July 8 at the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove. Burial is in Faggs Manor Cemetery, Route 926, Cochranville.
To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Katherine Whittle Turner
Katherine Whittle Turner was born on July 4, 1951, and died unexpectedly on her birthday, July 4, 2023. She was 72 years old.  She was the daughter of the late Wilson Whittle and the late Elizabeth “Betty” Staller Whittle, and lived her entire life in the Kennett area. 
She was the adored wife of William J. Turner, and they would have been married for 30 years on Jan. 7, 2024.  They’d known each other since they were 10 years old. Katherine is survived by one son, Matthew Grieco and his wife Sherry of Kennett Square, one daughter, Susan Grieco of Lincoln University, and six grandchildren, Jordan, Wilson, and Peyton Grieco and Sydney (Austin), Sabrina, and Logan Rundle. She is also survived by two stepsons, Joshua Turner and his wife Amy Watson (and their boys Wyatt and Nolan) and Benjamin Turner, all of Vinalhaven, Maine; one brother, Jeffrey Whittle and his wife Carolyn of Kennett Square; one niece Leslie Brewer and her husband David (and their three sons) of Kennett Square and one nephew, Scott Whittle and his wife Gina (and their three sons) of West Chester.
Katherine loved animals (sometimes more than people) but for those that she called her friends, she was a fierce one.  She would go out of her way to help her friends.  Over her lifetime she raised many puppies that were prized by their respective owners.  She lived with Bill in Landenberg, on Bucktoe Road in Kennett Square, and their most recent home in Bucktoe Hills in Kennett Township.  She loved to garden and entertain and was a consummate host.  Some of their parties were legendary and always on July 4.  When they first arrived at their Landenberg house, they shared stories of their annual “church picnics.”  After some initial hesitation, the neighbors quickly learned these picnics included good food, great people, and a lot of fun. Spending time with her family was what she liked best, but the Covid era made that difficult. She and Bill sequestered themselves at home and didn’t socialize much.  She was looking forward to the summer to have fun with family and friends and to see the world again.  Her marriage to Bill was her fourth, and most know her history.  She told many that she saved the best for last.
You are invited to visit with Katherine’s family and friends from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 15 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 401 N. Union Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.  Her Life Celebration ceremony will follow at 11 a.m. and the family is requesting that attendees wear comfortable spring and summer attire to honor Katherine’s love of bright colors. 
Interment will follow in the church memorial garden. 
Contributions in her memory may be made to LaMancha Animal Rescue online at
Arrangements are being handled by her son, Matthew J. Grieco, of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100). Condolences may be shared at