Lillian Irene Rash

LILLIAN IRENE RASH, 95, OF ROYERSFORD Lillian Irene (Hawk) Rash, 95, of Royersford, PA, formerly of Allentown, Philadelphia and Limerick, PA, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at her home. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Rash who died in 1981. Born in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Robert A. Hawk and Gladys (Richardson) Hawk. Mrs. Rash was a graduate of Allentown School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse and worked for several hospitals in the Lehigh Valley including Allentown General, Abington Memorial and Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the Director of Nursing for several Philadelphia nursing homes over a 35 year career. After her retirement, she continued her caregiving role by babysitting for several families. Many came to know and lover her as their "Nan". She was a member of the Pennsylvania Nurses Association. Mrs. Rash was an active member of the Trinity Evangelical Church, Royersford, PA. She enjoyed antiquing. Survivors include: one son, Joel Rausch and his wife Margaret of Ashland City, TN; three daughters, Linda, wife of T. Gene Grubbs of Kimberton, PA; Roberta, wife of Robert K. Lark of Royersford, PA, and Melissa, wife of James Fritz of Royersford, PA; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Alma Rash of Sunny Isle Beach, Florida. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Thelma Rauscher, widow of Karl formerly of Pottstown. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service 11 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Trinity Evangelical Church, 66 S. Limerick Road, Royersford, PA 19468. Rev. Ralph Owens will officiate. Interment will be in Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick, PA. A viewing will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Evangelical Church. Arrangements are being handled by the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc. of Pottstown. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Houck and Gofus Funeral Home
955 North Charlotte Street Pottstown, PA 19464
Published in The Mercury on Mar. 14, 2014