Barbara M. French, 101, of Willow Valley Retirement Communities, Lancaster, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 20, 2014. She was the widow of Lawrence P. French. Born in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Ethel Disborough Manser. A graduate of the University of Delaware, she taught 2nd grade in the Wilmington, DE public schools for many years. She was a guide at the Hagley Museum in Greenville, DE for 15 years. A well known watercolor artist, she was a member of the Studio Group in Wilmington, DE for many years. She had a lifelong love for growing, arranging and painting flowers and over the years painted and took classes at Longwood Gardens. She was a member of the Women's Garden Club of Lancaster, as well as a former member of the Iris Club.
Eleanor Burns Davis, 93, formerly of Millersville, PA, died on April 21, 2014, at Moravian Manor where she was a resident. Born in Wilmerding, PA on May 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lee and Flora Spielman Burns.
Eric Daniel Shertz, age 38, of Elkton, MD, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014. Born in Wilmington, DE, on April 23, 1975, he was the son of Jean Maucher, Lancaster, PA, and Paul Shertz and wife, Debbie, Bear, DE.
Jo-Anne Trostle Illard, 79, formerly of Mount Joy and West Palm Beach, FL, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Longwood Manor, Maytown. Born in Lawn, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Lehman) Trostle. She was the wife of the late Joseph Illard.
John F. Van Horn, 93, Elizabethtown, PA, formerly of Red Hook, NY, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Rev. John D. and Berdeen (Braymer) Van Horn.