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Obituaries for the week of February 14th

June M. McMichael
June M. McMichael, of Oxford, passed away on Feb. 4, 2024 while at home. She was 87.

She was the wife of the late Frederick E. McMichael, Sr. with whom she shared 60 years of marriage.

Born in Little Britain Township, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Lucretia Mylin Cregger.

She was formerly employed as a switchboard operator with Bell Telephone. 

June was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Oxford.

She enjoyed bus trips. June played the piano for many years and enjoyed playing at her churches.

She is survived by four children, Cynthia A. Chambers (John) of West Grove, Fred McMichael Jr. of Oxford, Darlene McMichael of Oxford and Timothy S. McMichael (Sabrena) of Oxford, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one sister, Ruth Anne Cregger of Oxford.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Holmes Mylin.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 10 at Grace Baptist Church in Oxford.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church Missions.

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

Donald L. Kirkley
Donald L. Kirkley, age 71, passed away peacefully while holding his wife’s hand and surrounded by his family on Jan. 26, 2024. 

He was born to the late Burnite and Ruth Kirkley. Don was known for his love of Jesus, family, music, and teaching. 

He had a keen intellectual curiosity and was an avid reader with interest in many topics. Beyond books, he enjoyed woodworking, singing, playing bass guitar, and kayaking. Don was a true jack of all trades. He loved talking to people, often being the last one out of church. His commitment to teaching those around him left a lasting impact.

Don’s legacy lives on in his devoted wife, Bonnie, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage, their three children, Matthew Kirkley (Sarah), Daniel Kirkley (Jenni), and Stephanie Bleau (Jason), and their grandchildren, Andrea, Autumn, Nathaniel, Jeremiah, McKenzie, and Abigail. He is also remembered by his brother David Kirkley (Linda).

A service to celebrate Don's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 at LCBC Manheim campus. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in Don's honor to be made to Global Disciples at and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration at

To leave an online condolence, kindly visit

Raymond Mark McGovern, Jr. 
Raymond Mark McGovern, Jr., of Red Lion, Pa., passed away on Feb. 6, 2024 while at his home. He was 56.

Born in West Grove, he was the son of Monica N. Nickle Naylor of Willow Street and the late Raymond Mark McGovern, Sr.

Mark grew up in Kennett Square and graduated from Bishop Shanahan in West Chester as part of the Class of 1986.

He was a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles and enjoyed watching all sports.

He is survived by his mother, Monica N. Naylor and her husband, Jack of Willow Street; one daughter, Samantha McGovern of Lewistown; fiancée, Sherry Lutz; one sister, Denise McGovern Charbonnier and her husband, Paul, Jr. of Millersville; two step-brothers, Joseph Naylor and Justin Naylor and his wife, Dillon; one step-sister, Jacquelyn Naylor Massa; and nieces and nephews.    

Funeral services were held on Feb. 12 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford.

Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery in Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 506 S. 29th St., Harrisburg, PA 17104.

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

Robert Turner
Robert Turner, age 69, of Landenberg, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2024 while surrounded by his family. 

He was born on April 8, 1954. Robert was a beloved father, esteemed master electrician, and an expert in firearms. He retired from Chrysler and ran a successful side business specializing in residential electrical heating and cooling. Robert had a passion for dogs and was known for his generous donations to charitable organizations, including St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., the Wilmington Delaware Sunday Breakfast Mission, and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Robert will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his exceptional skills in his profession, his philanthropic spirit, and his contagious sense of humor. He loved to joke and never met a meal he didn’t like.

Robert is survived by his wife, Susan Turner of Landenberg; his  daughters, Lynn M. Everhart and her husband Jeremy of Landenberg, and Christine S. Powers and her husband Dan of Pike Creek, Del.; his son, Lee Turner and his wife Julie  of Bear, Del.; his brothers, Tim Turner of Hockessin, Del., Wayne Turner of Wilmington, Del., Donnie Spitelle of Wilmington, Del. and Mark Spitelle of Newark, Del.; his sisters, Brenda Morales of Wilmington, Del.,  Jennifer Borsello of Newark, Del. and Julie Black of Wilmington, Del. and four grandchildren.

Robert’s service and burial will be held privately. He will  be dearly missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, the Wilmington Delaware Sunday Breakfast Mission at 110 N Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, or the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence at 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 703, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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

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