Luella S. Stiles

Luella S. Stiles, age 95 of Carneys Point, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at Merion Gardens Assisted Living Facility.

Born in Woodbine on December 1, 1921, and raised in Tuckahoe, she was the daughter of the late William C. & Anna (Boyer) Strack. Luella was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Harrisonville, and she was affiliated with Ranch Hope for Boys in Alloway. She retired in 1982 from the Woodstown-Pilesgrove School District as an assistant cafeteria manager, after over 16 years of service.

She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Lynn & Edward Suess of Elmer; her daughter, Leah Hancock of Columbus, NJ; her grandchildren & their spouses, Bryan & Christal Suess of Middletown, DE, Kevin Suess of Elmer, Barry & Amy Suess of Westampton, NJ, Jason & Lisa Hancock of Hainesport, and Robert & Elizabeth Hancock of Columbus; her great-grandchildren, Shayne Suess of Middletown, Lauren Suess of Middletown, Joslyn Hancock of Hainesport, Wyatt Freeman of Westampton, and Parker John Suess of Westampton; and her sisters, Arline Stover of Largo, FL and Mary Cherry of Marmora, NJ. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Howard “Hic” Stiles, in February of 1992; her brother, Harry Strack; and her sister, Jean Franklin.

A celebration of Luella’s life will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 9th in the St. John’s United Methodist Church, 3 Main St., Harrisonville. Burial will be private in the Salem County War Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ranch Hope for Boys, PO Box 325, Alloway, NJ 08001, or to Merion Gardens, 315 Merion Ave., Carneys Point, NJ 08069. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Charles C. “Chuck” Kidwell

Charles C. “Chuck” Kidwell, Sr., age 71 of Woodstown, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Salem Hospital.

Born in Allen, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late J.C. & Myrtle Irene (Allen) Kidwell. He was a Salem High School graduate and a US Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. Charles had worked as an operator for Huntsman Polypropylene in West Deptford. He had also worked at Gaynor Glass and Helena Chemical.

Charles is survived by his wife of 27 years, Debra J. Kidwell; his son, Charles Jr.; his daughter, Theresa Lynn Caldwell; his step-daughters, Terry Stiles and Angela Parkell; his grandchildren, Paige Nicole Kidwell, Chris Widger and Ashlynn Widger; his brothers, Donald and John Kidwell of Pennsville; his sisters, Clara “Annie” Beals of Pennsville and Betty McGuinness of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, August 3rd in the Salem County War Veteran’s Cemetery, Rt. 45, Pilesgrove.

Ruth Master

Watch Journey of Remembrance Video TributeRuth Master, age 86 of Westville, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Inspira Hospital in Woodbury.

Born in Alloway, she was the daughter of the late Sara May Lacy. Ruth worked as an inspector for Ron & Son in Glassboro, retiring in 1995. She had been an active member of the South Harrison Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and she liked collecting piggy banks. She enjoyed her time while delivering Sunday Inquirer newspapers.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ridgway (& Bobby Hudson); her son, John E. Master, Jr. (& Linda Jackson); her grandchildren, Allen A. Ridgway, Amy M. Paulson, Victoria Ann Ridgway, and Matthew John Master; and her great-grandchildren, Mariah and Nathan. She is also survived by her sister, Reba Jones. In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her husband, John Elwell Master, Sr. in 1995 and her daughter, Alice E. Paulson in 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, August 1st in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 9 AM until the time of service. Burial will follow the service in St. John’s Methodist Cemetery in Harrisonville.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Hubert T. “Hubie” Layton, Jr.

Watch Journey of Remembrance Video TributeHubert Thomas Layton, Jr, age 67,  passed away on July 12, 2017 in Elmer Hospital.  Hubie was a graduate of Pfeiffer University.  He worked for several years at the H. T. Layton Funeral Home with his father and brother.  He was predeceased by his mother, Florence Cole Layton, his father, Hubert Thomas Layton, Sr. and his brother, Robert Cole Layton, Sr.  He is survived by his niece, Brittany Layton Mitchell and his nephew, Robert Cole Layton, Jr.  He leaves behind extended family:  Eleanor Clemente, Sylvia Lippincott, Peggy Harvey, Richard Turner, and Michael Burbine.  In addition he is survived by many cousins and close friends.

 

Funeral services will be held at the H.  T. Layton Funeral Home on Saturday, July 15, 2017 with visiting hours from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and funeral service at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be at Lawnside Cemetery following the service.  Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.  Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

Joyce S. Lovell

Joyce Lovell-10001 (1)Joyce Smelik Lovell, 76, of Red Bank, NJ, and formerly of Woolwich Township, NJ, passed away on June 27, 2017, surrounded by many of her family members. She was born in the Bronx, NY on August 12, 1941, the daughter of the late Helen Makara Smelik and the late Andrew Smelik. When she was twelve, the family moved from the Bronx, to Oakland, NJ, and after completing her education at Indian Hills Regional High School, she worked in the baking industry, and then drove school bus routes for several years.

 

In 1961, she met Theodore Lovell, then of Franklin Lakes, NJ, and in 1963, they were married in the First Presbyterian Church in Glens Falls, New York, to begin a wonderful life together for 54 years. In late 1963, they moved to Lake Iosco, in Bloomingdale NJ, then moved to Woolwich, NJ in 1984, and in 2015, moved to Red Bank, NJ.

 

One of her favorite hobbies was making wooden children’s toys in her workshop; many of those toys still exist. A large portion of her time was spent traveling with her husband, assisting in the supervision of his engineering projects. Her entire life was dedicated to helping other people; this included becoming a certified First Responder, and a certified Defibrillation Technician. She spent 10 years volunteering at the local schools, 12 years as a trained Contact Helpline Volunteer and Trainer, 13 years as a Hospice Volunteer, and found the time and energy to be a yearly blood donor.

 

She was an ordained Deacon at the Woodstown Presbyterian Church, and while living in Woolwich, spent over 8000 hours as a volunteer in the Emergency Section of the Salem County Memorial Hospital, and in 2002 was bestowed with the Volunteer of the Year award.

 

She is survived by her husband, Ted, and daughters Karen Lovell, (Michael), Barbara Lovell, (John), and grandchildren Matthew, Sawyer and Makara Napoli; her siblings Maryann Pruiksma, (Jim), Donald Smelik, Diana Willoughby, (Bob), Linda Smelik, (Helen), and Ricky Smelik, (Nancy); step daughters Laurie Candelora, (Kent), Dorothy Peppard, (Jack), Valerie Parry, (Jack), Cynthia Koontz, (Tom), and grandchildren Kristin, Ryan, Taryn, Colin, Sam, Vanessa, Taylor, Madison, David, Benjamin, Thomas and Brady; and great-grandchildren Noah, Charlotte, Gianna, Dominic, Luca and Karolina.

 

In honor of Joyce’s commitment to helping individuals receive warm and compassionate end-of-life-care, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Hospice Foundation: National Hospice Foundation 1731 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (877) 470-6472, or nationalhospicefoundation.org, with notification sent to: The Lovell Family at 329 Linden Avenue, Locust NJ 07760.

 

Memorial Celebration of Life services for Joyce will be held at Woodstown Presbyterian Church, 46 Auburn Road, Woodstown NJ 08089 at 11:00am on Saturday, July 15, 2017, with a luncheon to follow at the Creekside Inn, 197 East Avenue, Woodstown, NJ.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

 

Elwood “Larry” Rossell

Watch Journey of Remembrance Video TributeElwood “Larry” Rossell, Pilesgrove NJ passed away peacefully at Friends Village, Woodstown on June 17, 2017 at age 83.

Born in Mt. Holly, NJ to Percy and Marcia (Amison) Rossell and raised on a farm in Moorestown, NJ. Larry was always a farmer at heart and was known for bringing baskets of fruits and vegetables to friends and family.

After graduation from Moorestown High School he served 2 years in the U.S. Army before attending Delaware Valley College (now University) in Doylestown, PA where he graduated in 1961 with a degree in Horticulture. Larry pursued a long career in agricultural research, primarily with Campbell Soup Co. and Rutgers Agricultural Research.

He was a member of the Train Collectors’ Association (TCA) for more than 50 years. Larry had a toy train layout everywhere he lived and enjoyed working on the layout and running trains with his buddies.

A blind date arranged by friends, a boat ride on the Rancocas Creek, led to a 54-year marriage to Anne (Harney) Rossell, who survives him. He is also survived by daughter, Vicki E. Rossell, sister-in-law Cathy (Jerry) Serwalt, brother-in-law, Richard (Terri) Harney, nephews and cousins.

Friends may greet the family at H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St. Woodstown 08098, Thursday June 22 from 6-8 pm. A memorial service will be held at First Moravian Church, 228 E. Washington St. Riverside, NJ 08075, Sunday June 25 at 4 pm. The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Moravian Church or Delaware Valley University, 700 E Butler Ave. Doylestown PA 18901. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

 

 

Dorothy Peele Kramme

kramme 2Dorothy Peele Kramme died peacefully at age 93 on June 6, 2017, surrounded by family, after a second stroke. Her deep caring for her family and her community made her a beloved figure to many. She leaves behind a legacy built on integrity, loyalty, generosity and grace.

As a longtime board member of Friends School at Mullica Hill and Friends Village at Woodstown, she helped guide major expansions and innovations. A fellow board member described Dorothy as follows, “(She) was the best example of a strong Quaker I know. She ran the board with strength, in a Quakerly way.” A lifelong member of Woodstown Friends Monthly Meeting, Dorothy served as a teacher, head of the First Day School, Clerk of the Meeting. She is said by some to be the guiding light of the Meeting.

While raising a young family she honed her leadership skills as an officer of the Monroeville Home and School Assn. Once the family was grown, she established the first physical education program for the Friends School at Mullica Hill and taught PE for three years on a part time basis, even though the school had no gym. The current gymnasium bears her name.

Dorothy was born on S. Main St. in Woodstown to Henry W. and Elsie Conrow Peele.

She graduated from Woodstown High School then attended Guilford College in North Carolina for two years before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught General Science and Biology at WHS before her marriage to Paul E Kramme, Jr. in 1945. Paul and Dorothy raised four children and shared a fun-loving and devoted life together until Paul’s death in 2007.

Paul and Dorothy enjoyed travel, sports, and big band music, usually in the company of old and new friends. Both were athletes, with Dorothy excelling at field hockey (all-North Carolina center forward), golf, and tennis. After Paul’s death, she moved from the family home in Monroeville into a cottage at Friends Village and enjoyed numerous travels with friends. Dorothy and her road trip buddy Alice Waddington drove thousands of miles throughout the U.S. and Canada, following their noses for unanticipated adventures.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Paul Jr., her brother Hank Peele, sons Steve (Diane), and Alan (Cindy). She is survived by her daughter Susan K. Seyl (Maryann McCormick), and her son Paul III (Karen), grandchildren Tabitha Boccelli (Tony), George (Eileen), Emily McPheron (Shawn), Christopher (Ivy), Peter, Ashley Davis (Russell), and Josh (Kerry).

Great-grandchildren are Danielle Norcross (Aaron), Joey Schmidt (Briana), Andrew Schmidt, Sarah Schmidt, James Boccelli, Taylor Boccelli, Hunter McPheron, Hadley McPheron, Charlotte and Madeline Davis, Russell Davis Jr., Alanah Kramme, and great-great grandchild Liliana Schmidt.

There will be a private funeral. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, June 17th in the Woodstown Friends Meetinghouse, 104 North Main St., Woodstown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends School Mullica Hill, 15 High St., Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062, or Woodstown Monthly Meeting of Friends P.O. Box 13, Woodstown, NJ 08098. Cards may be sent to Paul Kramme, 506 Waterway Road, Oxford, PA 19363. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen E. “Kathy” Mortimer

Watch Journey of Remembrance Video TributeKathleen E. Mortimer, age 73 of Pilesgrove, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Salem Hospital.

Born in Swedesboro, Kathy was the daughter of the late J. Thomas & Sarah E. (Quirk) Crawford. She along with her future husband, Jeff, both graduated from Woodstown High School in 1961. They were high school sweethearts who married on September 16, 1961. She loved RV traveling with her husband, seeing every state in the continental US, and enjoyed the beauty of Montana most of all. She spent her winters in Florida, and enjoyed going to the casinos. She was an avid bowler and was an excellent field hockey player, playing semi-pro after high school.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jeffrey W. Mortimer, Sr.; her daughter & son-in-law, Nancy J. & J. Patrick Faline; her daughter-in-law, Cheryl L. (Duffield) Mortimer; and her grandchildren, Zachary T. Mortimer & Hope K. Kloczko, Melissa L. Mortimer, Megan E. Faline, and Evan P. Faline. Kathy was predeceased by her son, Jeffrey W. Mortimer, Jr., in March of 2017.

She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, William T Crawford, Patricia A DuPuoy, Eileen M Schrier, F. Joan Loper, Michael J Crawford and their respective families.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 6th in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 9 AM until the time of service. Burial will be in Lawnside Cemetery following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffrey W. Mortimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund, which can be mailed to Woodstown High School, 140 East Ave., Woodstown, NJ 08098, c/o Nan Hathaway, or to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to Kathy’s family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Sharon L. Moore

Sharon L. Moore

In loving memory of Sharon L. Moore, 70, who passed away Saturday May 27, 2017 at home surrounded by family. She was born in Salem, NJ on November 29, 1946 to the late Helen Bakley Hopkins and Everette Hopkins. She is survived by her children Jamie Moore (Jonathon Lynn), Chad Moore, Misty Hanna (Rob Hanna) and her grandchildren Tevin and Mason, sisters Lucy Webb, Narda Stockwell and brother Paul Hopkins. Sharon was a graduate of Ri-Hi class of 1964. Sharon retired as a postal clerk for the US Postal Service. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, playing skippo and trips to Delaware Park.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11am at H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 South Main Street, Woodstown, NJ. A viewing will be held on Saturday morning from 10 am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.

 

 

 

James A. Martin, Sr.

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James (Jim) Martin Sr, 48, of Monroeville and formerly of Elmer passed away suddenly on Friday May 26, 2017. He was born in Vineland to Charles Sr. and Elaine Martin. He was pre-deceased by his father in 1995, paternal grandmother Delia Martin of Elmer, maternal grandmother Grace Hoffman of Vineland and maternal grandfather Romaine “Babe” Hoffman of Millville as well as many aunts and uncles.

He was employed by UPS for approximately 30 years as a driver. His greatest love was baseball. He played farm league, little league (where he established a new home run record), and senior league in Elmer. He also played high school ball for Schalick High School where he established a new home run record and strike out record for Gloucester County Community College where he pitched a shut out game. He also had the privilege of playing in Cooperstown, N.Y. His second love was fishing at the various streams, rivers, ponds and Salmon River in NY. He is survived by his wife Andrea (Sharp), His mother, his brother Chuck, three sons James (Jimmy) Jr., Derik and Shane as well as three grandchildren Koen, Ally, Mason and his two pet companions Angie and Pedro.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 8pm in H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 South Main Street, Woodstown, NJ 08098. A viewing will be held on Wednesday evening from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.