Her funeral service was held on Saturday, 4 March at Doe Run Presbyterian Church in
East Fallowfield Township,
. She is buried in the church’s
cemetery across the street. The Reverend Dr. Sarah B Taylor officiated. Chester County
The front of his card shows a cross with some purple flowers. The back shows the funeral home which facilitated her service and burial. It was the Robert A Harris Funeral Home in Coatesville. Inside the card, on the left side, is a poem by Tennyson, titled “Crossing the Bar.”
The viewing was held at Harris Funeral Home, which is located in a beautiful old house on
Highway. The procession from the funeral home to
the church could have taken a couple routes. The most direct would have been Lincoln Highway to
Route 82 South out of town to Strasburg
Road. However, the procession led Aunt Helen – who
was without argument the family matriarch – and of all of us through Goosetown!
I remember when her daughter Janet told me we were taking her past the old
Still home in Goosetown, I thought Aunt Helen would love that sentiment.
Funeral Card Friday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016