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|Margaret Hoover Brigham
Margaret Hoover Brigham, 84, of West Chester, died Monday, Feb. 14, at home.
She was the wife of Richard T. Brigham.
Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Hoover, Jr. and
the late Margaret Watson Hoover. Margaret was the oldest grandchild of President
Herbert Hoover. She grew up in San Marino and Sierra Madre, Calif. and had lived
in West Chester since 1957.
Margaret earned a BA from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She loved to
play the piano and was a member of the Birmingham Friends Meeting in West
Chester, where she was a soloist at the Christmas Sing for many years. Margaret
also sang with the Greenlea Chorale and was a former member of the choir of
Church of the Advent in Kennett Square.
She was a Radio Ham and briefly served on the Board of Directors of the Chester
County Library, former advisory board member of Good Fellowship Ambulance
Company and was the founder of the Chester County Emergency Services before
the County took it over. Margaret raised and raced thoroughbred horses for the
past 40 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Katharine S. Brigham
of West Chester; daughter Ann Thomas of Louisville, Ky.; son, Robert Brigham of
Santa Monica, Calif.; daughter, Deborah Wray of Charlottsville, Va.; son, Douglas
Brigham of Erwinna, Pa.; three grandsons, Stephen, Matthew and Nathan and her
She was preceded in death by her brother, Herbert "Pete" Hoover III and sister,
Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service, 1 p.m., Saturday,
March 5, at the Birmingham Friends Meeting, 1745 Birmingham Rd., West
Chester. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the New Bolton Center,
382 W. Street Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348 and/or Neighborhood Hospice,
795 E Marshall St., Suite #204, West Chester, PA 19380.
Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home Inc.,
West Chester 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com
|Herman Frank Woolman
Graveside services for Frank Woolman, 92, West Plains, will be at 10:00 a.m.,
Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Oak Lawn Cemetery under the direction of
Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Woolman died 9:44 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2011 at
Brooke Haven HealthCare.
He was born September 13, 1918 at Carthage, Missouri to Reverend H. A.
Woolman and Georganna Roach Woolman.
On October 3, 1941, he was married at West Plains, Missouri to Maxine
Mable Squires who preceded him in death on September 3, 2000.
Mr. Woolman was a veteran having served with the
United States Army Air Corp during World War II and retired from the
1138th Missouri National Guard.
He was the owner and operator of the Imperial Bowl of West Plains and after
his retirement, he worked for the City of West Plains as the health inspector
and, also, had been a greeter at Wal-Mart. Frank was a member of the
West Plains Chamber of Commerce and the West Plains Kiwanis Club.
He was a member of the
First Church of God of West Plains.
He is survived by two sons, Larry D. Woolman, wife, Pauline, and Ronald G.
Woolman, wife, Martha, both of West Plains; three grandchildren, Michael
Woolman McEntire, Michele Wilson, husband, Greg and Blake Woolman,
wife, Amanda; two great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Blanche
Rouintree, Muskegon, Michigan and Jeannie Squires, West Plains; and
several nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife, four brothers and two sisters precede him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compass or the Veterans
Honor Guard of West Plains Van Fund and may be left at Robertson-Drago