Carol Dorothy Elston

Carol Dorothy Elston of Elverson Carol Dorothy Elston, 87, of Elverson, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at The Devon Sr. Living, following a long illness. Carol was born on May 19, 1926 in Glenmoore. She was the daughter of the late Leslie and Marian (Hartenstine) Philips. Carol was the wife of the late Harry S. Elston, who died in May of 2009. She was a graduate of the Warwick High School, class of 1944 and The Delaware School of Cosmetology in 1945. Carol was a hairdresser at the Sky Top Lodge in the Pocono's from 1945 to 1948. Carol was also a homemaker to her beloved family. She was an avid foxhunter and was a member of the Robert Cochran Hunt Club of Cochranville and the Bellwood Hunt Club of Glenmoore. Carol had a great passion for horses and dogs. She was a member of the Brandywine Valley Driving Club of Chester County; Red Rose Horse & Pony Driving Club of Lancaster; the Norwegian Fjord Horse Club; the American Driving Society and the Berks County Dog Training Club. Carol is survived by her son, Gary C. Elston of Elverson; two half brothers, John and Glen Philips; also by two grandsons, Daniel and Andy Elston; and a great-grandson, Tyler Elston, all of Elverson. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, from The Labs Funeral Home, Inc., 141 Pequea Ave., Honey Brook, with Pastor Lester M. Groves officiating. Interment will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Carol to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, Southeastern PA Chapter, 2221 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or For additional information and online condolences, please visit

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Published in The Daily Local on May 24, 2013