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Obituaries for the week of September 20th

Linda Kay Rosenbaum
Linda Kay Rosenbaum, of Landenberg, passed away on Sept. 15, 2023 at Christiana Hospital. She was 75.

She leaves behind her loving companion, Robert F. McDonaugh. 

Born in 1947 in Jefferson, NC, Linda was the daughter of the late Lacey Mullins and the late June Wilcox Mullins. 

Linda was charming and goofy. Though she was sweet, Linda was a spitfire and her personality had a fun and feisty side. 

Linda was very interested in Native American culture and history. She had a soft spot for animals, but Linda especially adored her birds and six cats. 

Bob and Linda loved to travel together. Once a year they would travel through the Smoky Mountains to Pigeon Forge and every trip they would see something they didn’t see the year before. 

In addition to her longtime companion, Bob, Linda is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Rosenbaum Jester; her grandson, Zachary Jester; and her granddaughter, Samantha Jester. 

You are invited to visit with Linda’s family and friends on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road in West Grove.

A service will begin at 11 a.m. and interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. 

Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square.

Jo Barbara Manley
With profound sadness, the family of Jo Barbara Manley announced her passing on Sept. 14, 2023.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and friend to all whose lives she touched.

She was in her 74th year.  

Born in Chester, Pa., she graduated from Notre Dame Catholic Girls High School and went on to attend Crozier-Chester Medical Center School of Medical Technology.  She worked as a laboratory technician at Crozier Chester Medical Center until her marriage.  

A resident of Cochranville, Pa. since 1974, what brought Jo the most joy was being a loving wife and mother.

Jo married her beloved husband John in 1969 and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage. She became the proud mother of Melissa (Brian), Kristin, Joseph (Krista) and Timothy (Bootsy) and cherished her role as “Mom-Mom” to eight grandchildren, Kelsey, Tyler, Garrett, Brody, Carrington, Benjamin, Callie and Graycen.

She is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Helen Kowalchuk, brother Donald Malik, and son-in-law Robert Colon.  

Jo lived a full life as a wonderful wife, mother, and homemaker.  Her faith as a Roman Catholic was paramount to her existence and she often uttered the phrase, “what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong.”  

She kept an immaculate house, never failed to attend all of her children’s activities (Mom’s Taxi), enjoyed playing bingo and beat everyone at “Jeopardy.”  

Most of all, she loved her family and instilled her strong values in her children that have served them well. She will be dearly missed and forever in the hearts of those who knew her.

In addition to her husband, children and grandchildren, she is survived by her sister, Helen Jones, a brother, Robert Malik, a sister-in-law, Michelle Bristow and numerous nieces and nephews.  

A funeral mass and celebration of Jo’s life will be held at Assumption BVM Catholic Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, on Thursday, Sept. 21 beginning at 11 a.m. Visitation will take place immediately prior from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

Interment will be private.

Arrangements are being handled by Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove.