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Mildred S. Stroud

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Mildred S. Stroud, 96, of West Chester, died on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at St. Martha Manor in Downingtown. She was the widow of Archie Moore, who died in 1956, and Donald Stroud, who died in 2010. Born in Chester, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Lena Magnier Shaw. She grew up in Folsom and graduated from Ridley High School. She was a school secretary in the Ridley school system and at Stetson and Fugett middle schools in the West Chester Area School System. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity in West Chester, where she was one of the founders of the Catacomb Closet; and a past matron of the Eastern Star in Rutledge. She enjoyed bowling, traveling and knitting. Mildred is survived by her two daughters, Carol Samuelson of West Chester and Marjorie Loehrs of Honey Brook; three siblings, Louise Parsons of Media, Alex Shaw and wife Catherine of Media, Jesse Rantz of Cape May Courthouse, N.J.; five grandchildren, Dawn and Christian Samuelson, Gregory Rogers, Stephen and Douglas Mashington; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Rogers in 2010 and a sister, Florence Bleyler. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, at Church of the Holy Trinity, 212 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19382. Interment will be private in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Martha Manor, Attn: Activity Fund, 470 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19355; or to Church of the Holy Trinity at the above mentioned address. Arrangements are being handled by the Founds Funeral Home, Inc., West Chester, (610) 696-0134. Online condolences may be made at www.foundsfuneralhome.com.

Published in Daily Local News on Feb. 21, 2012
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