Hazel “Jiggs” Darone Smith

1930-2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 88

Hazel “Jiggs” Darone Smith, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Paul E. Smith, Sr., who passed away in 1982. Born in Kennett Square, PA, on July 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late David Darone and the late Lillian Bonsall Darone. She was raised in Unionville, PA and attended the…

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Maria Natividad Lara

1940-2019 Kennett Sq;uare, PA | Age 78

  MARIA NATIVIDAD LARA, age 78, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019, at Neighborhood Hospice. She was the wife of Mariano Zavala, who passed away in 2016, and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Las Penas, Moroleon, GTO, Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Rafael Lara and the late Eustorgia Zavala. Maria was a homemaker and she enjoyed cooking,…

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Margaret “Peggy” Lytle

1930-2019 New London, PA | Age 88

      MARGARET “Peggy” LYTLE, age 88, of New London, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at her residence. She was the wife of Donald F. Lytle, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, she was the daughter of the late George Reburn and the late Minnie Wilson Reburn. Peggy was a member of the New London Methodist Church. She met…

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James L. McLimans

January 10, 2019 Kennett Square, PA

James L. McLimans, 84 of Kennett Square, PA passed away into heaven on January 10, 2019 at home following a lengthy illness. He was married 49 years to Zora “Scottie” McLimans. He was the son of the late Solomon Pusey McLimans and the late Florence Myers McLimans. Born and raised in West Grove, he attended Avon Grove High School. He was the son of the late Solomon Pusey McLimans and the late Florence…

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Dr. Richard B. Murray

1928-2019 West Grove, PA | Age 90

On Sunday, Jan 6, 2019, Dr Richard B. Murray, loving husband and father, passed away at age 90. Dick was born December 5, 1928 in Marietta, GA to William and Ruth (Mozley) Murray. He received a BA from Emory at the age of 18, an MS from Ohio State and his PhD from U Tenn in 1955. In 1956, he married his fellow researcher, Clella Bay when they were working together…

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Gilbert W. Holton

1921-2019 Landenberg, PA | Age 97

     Gilbert W. Holton, age 97, a lifetime resident of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019, at his residence. Gilbert shared 60 wonderful years of marriage with his wife, Doris Crossan Holton, who passed away in 2011. Born in Landenberg, PA, he was the son of the late George F. Holton and the late Laura Sealy Holton. He was a lifetime member of Landenberg United Methodist…

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Virginia Lois Walker

1938-2018 Oxford, PA | Age 80

Virginia Lois Walker was born on June 16, 1938 to Victor Blane and Lucy Hess Davis in Broadford, VA. She passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 in Oxford, PA. She left behind her husband of 28 years, John Walker of Oxford, PA, her brother Robert Davis and sisters Judith Counts and Juanita Campbell, along with six children, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at…

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Robert J. Statz

1939-2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 79

Robert Joseph Statz, age 79, of Kennett Square, PA died on January 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Karen Statz, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.  Bob was the son of the late Joseph and Katherine Statz.  He was born in New York and lived in several states before the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland.  Bob graduated high school from the Baltimore…

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Eleanor K. Brown

December 31, 2018 Oxford, PA

Eleanor K. Brown, age 87 of Oxford, PA (formerly of Landenberg, PA), died on Monday, December 31, 2018 at St. Martha’s Rehabilitation Center in Downingtown, PA. Born 1931 in New Garden Township, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and the late Alice Knott. Eleanor was devoted to her family. She loved spending time gardening and cooking. She also loved watching the Phillies, Eagles and Tiger Woods playing golf….

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Artemio Zavala Avalos

1963-2019 Wilmington, DE | Age 55

       ARTEMIO ZAVALA AVALOS, age 55, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  He was the husband of Maribel Zavala of Mexico. Born in Rancho Las Penas, Moroleon, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of the late J. Edwiges Zavala and the late Valeria Avalos. He was a mushroom worker at Pietro Industries in Kennett Square, PA. Artemio was a member of St. Rocco Catholic…

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