Obituaries

Posted: April 07, 1994

ELEANOR L. MCKEE, 63; HOMEMAKER, CO-OPERATOR OF SOUTHAMPTON DELI

Eleanor L. Kavetski McKee, 63, formerly of Southampton and Warrington, a homemaker and the co-operator of a deli in Southampton, died March 28 at her home in Horsham.

Mrs. McKee was born in Wilkes-Barre and raised in Philadelphia, where she graduated from Roxborough High School.

From 1982 until 1992, she and a son operated a delicatessen known as LJ's Deli in Southampton.

She had been a resident of Southampton for six years before moving to Horsham six years ago. Before that, she had been a resident of Warrington and Lansdale for many years.

Her husband of 43 years, John C. McKee Sr., died in 1990.

Mrs. McKee is survived by a daughter, Jeanette A. Jones; two sons, John C. Jr. and William M., and six grandchildren.

A funeral service was held last Thursday at the Campbell & Thomas Funeral Home in Richboro.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park in Lower Southampton Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Eastern Montgomery County, Hospice Program, 3901 Commerce Dr., Suite 250, Willow Grove, Pa. 19090-0557.

JEANNIE WILKENS, 33, SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Jeannie Ellis Wilkens, 33, of Abington, a sales representative for a cosmetics company and a homemaker, died March 24 at Abington Memorial Hospital of the effects of Juvenile Diabetes.

Mrs. Wilkens was born in Abington and in 1978 graduated from Abington High School, where she was a member of the marching band that competed for the state championship.

For the last five years, she was a sales representative for Avon Products.

Mrs. Wilkens enjoyed writing poetry, gardening and interior decorating. She was an artist and a member of Faith Community Church in Roslyn, where she pursued her interest in studying the Bible.

She is survived by her husband of four years, Michael Wilkens; her parents, Wilfred and Phyllis Ellis, and a brother and a sister.

A funeral service was held March 29 at Faith Community Church in Roslyn.

Burial was in Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Community Church, 1200 Easton Rd., Roslyn, Pa. 19001.

Arrangements were made by the Craft Funeral Home in Abington.

CATHERINE THOMPSON, EX-CROSSING GUARD, 91

Catherine Hann Thompson, 91, of Lansdale, formerly of Doylestown, a retired school crossing guard and a homemaker, died last Thursday at North Penn Hospital in Lansdale.

Mrs. Thompson was born and educated in Gardenville and had lived in Doylestown for 10 years before moving to Lansdale two years ago.

"She had been one of the original crossing guards for the School District of Philadelphia and was stationed at the intersection of Chelten Avenue and Baynton Street from 1952 until she retired in 1962," said a son, Donald R. Thompson Sr.

She was a member of Doylestown Presyterian Church.

Her husband of 52 years, Thomas Thompson Sr., died in 1975.

In addition to her son, Mrs. Thompson is survived by two daughters, Thelma R. Devine and Dolores C. Bauer; another son, Gerald T., nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Monday at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church in Upper Dublin Township. Burial was in Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Prospectville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dock Terrace Nursing Center, 275 Dock Lane, Lansdale, Pa. 19446.

Arrangements were made by the Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home in Ambler.

MARY B. STULL, 77, WWII PLANT FOREMAN

Mary B. Wagner Stull, 77, of Glenside, a former aircraft plant foreman and a homemaker, died March 23 at Gwynedd Estates in Spring House.

Mrs. Stull was born in Milroy, Pa., and graduated from Milroy High School.

She had been a resident of Glenside for 41 years. During World War II, Mrs. Stull was employed by Brewster Aircraft in Willow Grove, where Corsair airplanes were built for the war effort.

Mrs. Stull enjoyed gardening and sewing and was a former member of the Questers. She had been a member of Jenkintown United Methodist Church for more than half a century.

Her husband of 55 years, Dr. W. Eugene Stull, former principal of Abington High School, died in 1988.

Mrs. Stull is survived by a daughter, Jeanne S. Patterson, three grandsons and two great-grandchildren.

A private service wase held March 28 at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jenkintown United Methodist Church, Jenkintown, Pa. 19046.

Arrangements were by the Baron Rowland Funeral Home in Abington.

MARY L. HAYES, 93; WAS A HOMEMAKER

Mary L. Torpin Hayes, 93, of Huntingdon Valley, a homemaker, died March 30 in Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook.

Mrs. Hayes was born in Philadelphia and raised in Montgomery County, where she graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1917.

During the 1930s, she was employed in the interior decorating departments of John Wanamaker and Gimbel Brothers.

Mrs. Hayes was a member of the General Church of the New Jerusalem in Bryn Athyn and was a former member of the Bryn Athyn Garden Club. Her husband of 39 years, Rinaldo J. Hayes, died in 1979.

Mrs. Hayes is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth.

A funeral service was held Friday at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Burial was in Hatboro Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery County SPCA, 19 S. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428, or to Arthritis Foundation, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, 1217 Sansom St., Philadelphia 19107.

Arrangements were made by Helweg Funeral Service in Jenkintown.

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