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Obituaries for the week of August 28

08/26/2023 11:40AM ● By Steven Hoffman
Jacqueline Farra Slauch
Jacqueline Farra Slauch, 97, a lifelong resident of Oxford, passed away on June 6, 2023 at the Jenners Pond Assisted Living Facility in West Grove.
She shared 66 years of marriage with her late husband, Leon T. Slauch. 
Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Genevieve McClurg Farra.
Jacqueline graduated as “best all-around student” from Oxford High School in 1943. She attended West Chester State Teachers College and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in music education in 1948.  She went on to earn a master’s degree from West Chester State College and Temple University.
Jacqueline taught music for two years at the Atlantic City School District and retired from the Kennett Consolidated School District as a music teacher after 22 years of service.
Jacqueline was the longest serving member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church and was the director of music for 47 years. She was also a charter member of the Oxford Research Club and was a member of the Presbyterian Women’s Association and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.
She is survived by her four sons, Peter Slauch (Connie) of Oxford, John Slauch (Sandy) of Quarryville, Walter Slauch (Pamela) of Trappe, and James Slauch (Sandie) of Champagne, Ill.  Jacqueline is also survived by ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 at the Oxford Presbyterian Church, 6 Pine St. in Oxford, where friends and family may visit from 11 a.m. to noon.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jacqueline’s memory may be made to the Oxford Presbyterian Church, 6 Pine 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

June A. McDonald
June Annemarie (nee Rosenberger) McDonald, 90, of Lincoln University, Pa., passed away at home on Aug. 18, 2023 after a full life blessed with the love of her husband, Jerome (Jerry), seven children, 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her husband, Jerry, predeceased her in 2020 after almost 65 years of marriage. 
Born in Sellersville, Pa., June was the daughter of the late Roy Rosenberger and Mary Creedon Rosenberger. After her mother passed away when she was a young girl, June was grateful for the love and guidance of her grandparents, Frank and Mary “Mamie” Rosenberger, from whom she learned the values of hard work, thrift, self-reliance and charity. 
June graduated from Sellersville-Perkasie High School and attended Immaculata College in Malvern. She worked as an accomplished seamstress in a bridal shop before her great life adventure began with marriage to Jerry and the move from the Philadelphia suburbs to a Tioga County farm. They subsequently moved to Covington, Mansfield, Blossburg, and Conneaut Lake, Pa. Jerry and June’s 65 years of marriage and the love and commitment they shared was the most valuable lesson they imparted to their children. June’s education and values instilled by her grandparents served her well as she raised seven children and managed a household of nine with organization and precision. June was a loving, patient mother who valued her family above all else. She instilled a love of learning in all of its form, including being an assistant to an elementary school reading specialist. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed painting and ceramics. When Jerry retired, June became a student of the world, traveling, seeing plays and taking educational courses. She enjoyed their retirement in Florida, where they lived in Crystal River, then Dunnellon and finally Ocala. Jerry and June moved to Oxford to be closer to family in their later years. 
She is survived by her seven children, Timothy (Gloria) of Olney, IL, Gregory (Madonna) of New Orleans, LA, Steven (Elizabeth) of Pipersville, Pa., Patricia Valentine (Perry) of Lincoln University, Pa, Matthew of St. Petersburg, Fla., Eileen Nardo (Michael) of Farmingdale, NJ and Jerome (Susan) of Tallahassee, Fla ; fourteen grandchildren, Nicholas (Amy), Lindsay, Benjamin (Lauren), Cameron (Chelsea), Connor (Ashley), Colin Valentine (Jessica), Megan Valentine, Patrick Valentine (Kelly), Mackenzie Valentine, Tyler, Preston, Brandon Nardo, Jack and Molly; and nine great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her grandchild, Creighton McDonald and her sister, Joan Hendricks. 
Services are private. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (, a book giving program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age 5, no matter the family’s income. The importance of reading to children, early and often, was paramount to June.
Online condolences may be made at

Jennie May Evans
Jennie May Evans, a lifelong resident of Oxford, passed away peacefully to heaven on Aug. 22, 2023. She was 91.
She shared 38 years of marriage with her late husband, Billy John Evans.
Jennie graduated from Oxford High Area High School and received an award for perfect attendance.
Jennie was a longtime serving member of the Oxford Church of the Nazarene. She was a proud Sunday School teacher and led the Junior Church Program for several years. She was a member of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. She enjoyed the ladies Bible study meeting where she had many close friends.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and spending afternoons on the phone talking with her friends. She loved taking long drives and eating out.
Jennie is survived by her son, Daniel Evans, two daughters, Bobbi Townsend (Andy) and Judy Evans, all of Oxford, seven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, John Evans and daughter, Donna Ham.

Jennie will be remembered by all her love and good times shared with her family and friends. There are no words that can express how much Jennie will be missed.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Oxford Cemetery, 220 North Third St. in Oxford.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at