Eleanora L. Cheney, Age 97, of Marlton, formerly of Haddonfield, NJ, School educator and Philanthropist passed away on Nov. 12, 2020.
Born in 1923 to the late Guy Darrell and Alice Augusta (McCoy) Stevenson. Beloved wife of the late Daniel Cheney. Devoted mother of Patricia Walter and the late Nancy Dinsmore and Jon Dinsmore. Adored grandmother of 9, great-grandmother of 25, and great-great-grandmother of 4.
Mrs. Cheney graduated from Rutgers Camden with a BA in Secondary Education in 1966. She was hired at Lenape Regional High School district by Kiki Konstantinos to teach Freshman English. After earning her MA in Student Personnel Services at Glassboro in 1971, Ellie chose to move with 30 other staff members to a new school: Shawnee High School where she taught 10th-grade honors English. Ellie later moved into Shawnee Guidance as a counselor until her retirement in 1988.
Mrs. Cheney was a co-founder & trustee of DanEllie Philanthropic Foundation serving the less fortunate until 2014. She was also the owner of Another World of Travel in Marlton, NJ from 1984-1986. Eleanora established a scholarship at Cherry Hill West High School in memory of her son Jon W. Dinsmore who died of a brain tumor in 1996.
Mrs. Cheney was a 60-year member of Haddonfield United Methodist Church; where she was a member of the adult Sunday School Class and an Administrative Counselor from 1996-1999. Eleanora also served on the board of directors of the Fellowship House in Camden NJ from 1995-2000.
Mrs. Cheney’s hobbies were skiing, sailing, traveling, and listening to music. In her spare time, Eleanora also enjoyed spending time with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cheney’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 21st, 10 – 11:45 AM in the Sanctuary of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd., Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her Service will follow promptly at 12 Noon. Masks must be worn inside the Church and social distancing will be enforced. Interment, private. Please check Kain-Murphy Funeral Services’ website (www.KainMurphy.com) prior to attending Services in case of changes or new restrictions due to Covid-19 protocols or NJ State mandates.
Contributions may be made to Haddonfield United Methodist Church at the above address, The Neighborhood Center, 278 Kaighns Ave., Camden, NJ 08103, and/or Fellowship House in Camden, c/o Community Foundation of South Jersey, P.O. Box 446, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.
Jean Louise Hill
Age 83 of Of Englewood, FL and Haddon Twp, NJ
(nee Pennick) On November 5, 2020; Age 83; Of Englewood, FL and Haddon Twp., NJ. Beloved wife of 61 years & high school sweetheart of William; Devoted mother of Deborah (Joseph) Miller of Wilmington, DE, Cynthia (Michael Schlitt) Hill of Haddonfield, NJ and William II (Linda) Hill of Media, PA; Loving grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 2; Dear sister of Dorothy “Dot” Gibble.
Jean was born in Drexel Hill, PA. She graduated from Upper Darby HS in 1955 and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1959 from Penn State. Jean enjoyed a 25-year teaching career with the Upper Darby School District where she was a beloved teacher and colleague. After retirement, Jean spent her winters in Englewood, FL playing golf, bridge, and entertaining friends. She continued with her love of teaching by tutoring grade school children while in FL. Jean spent her summers in Cape May, NJ where she enjoyed painting and was an avid reader. She remained a loyal fan of Penn State Football and Phila. sports teams her entire life. Jean was an active member of both First Presbyterian Church of Cape May and Englewood Methodist Church. Jean will be dearly missed by her many friends, family, and acquaintances across the county.
Services for Jean will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean may be made to www.Thon.org.
Dennis C. Gray, Jr.
Age 49 of Haddon Twp., NJ
On November 4, 2020, Age 49; of Haddon Twp., NJ; Devoted son of the late Dr. Dennis C. and Virginia (nee Stebbins); Loving brother of Joanna Gray of Haddonfield, Matthew of Merchantville, the late William and Elizabeth and Dear Uncle of Lauren, Caroline & Maya.
Denny is a graduate of St. Joe’s Prep and Univ. of Scranton. He spent his career in healthcare working as a hospital administrator at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ and at Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ. He was an avid fisherman, big Eagles fan, and bird enthusiast. Denny was very proud of serving the church as an altar server in his youth. Most importantly, Denny will be remembered as a good and caring son who was devoted to his mother especially during her decline, as well as an amazing brother, uncle & friend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Denny may be made to Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, (https://www.ifchaddons.org/donate) as Denny was an active volunteer, frequently driving folks to appointments 3-4 times a week. Services for Denny will be held at a later date. Please refer to www.kainmurphy.com for updated information.
William Andrew Lawson
Age 72 of Glassboro, NJ, formerly of Haddonfield, NJ
On Oct. 23, 2020, Age 72; formerly of Haddonfield NJ; Beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee Gagliano); Loving father of Jennifer L. Seifert (Matt) of Huntington Beach, CA and Laura M. Lawson (Brian Brzezinski) of Mullica Hill, NJ; Doting grandfather of Ava & Audrey Seifert and brother of Ronald R. & the late Howard W. Lawson.
Bill was Bricklayer in the BAC Union #4 since 1977. He was proud of his craftsmanship and his work on many refineries and projects in the area. He retired from Platinum as their Field Safety Coordinator in July 2019. Additionally, Bill was an avid fisherman and loved spending his summers at his beloved Ocean City, NJ.
Bill’s family will receive friends on Friday, Oct. 30th, 11 am to 12:30 pm at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services; 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. All are also welcome to attend his Graveside Service at 1 pm at the Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery, 402 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield. If attending the Graveside Service please park on Kings Hwy. Masks and social distancing are required at both the greeting & the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Bill may be made to Be the Match – Bone Marrow Transplantation at www.BeTheMatch.org
Kenneth E. O'Neill
Age 56 of Woodbury, NJ
On Oct. 16, 2020, age 56, Beloved son of Eugene Kenneth & Linda (nee Brostrand) of Cherry Hill, NJ and the late Dorothea (nee Jungblut); Loving brother of Kristen (Randy) Murray, Brian (Aisha) O’Neill and Tara Gene (Brian) Barfoot. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as nieces and a nephew.
Ken graduated from Cherry Hill High School East, class of 1982 and proudly served in the US Army in Germany. He was a chef/cook at a variety of dining establishments in the area. Ken was a loving, optimistic person, always smiling, and enjoyed listening to and sharing his knowledge about all kinds of music.
Services for Ken were held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (www.ifchaddons.org/donate)
Lorrene “Rene” Goodman
Age 83 of Collingswood, NJ
(nee Crane); On September 26. 2020; Age 83; Of Collingswood, NJ; Beloved wife of the late Donald; Loving mother of David R. of Marina Del Ray, CA and Stephen A. (Bernadette) of Audubon, NJ; Cherished grandmother of Emily and Ryan; Dear sister-in-law of David, Deborah, Denise, Pamela Goodman & Pamela Cusick and Devoted aunt of Kimberlyn, Stephanie, Azora, Amy, Brent, and Bruce.
Lorrene, accomplished pianist at age 13, was considered a prodigy. She earned a Music Degree at Temple Univ. and devoted much of her life to teaching music in the Cherry Hill School District as well as offering piano lessons at her home. Lorrene was very active in her Bible Study Group at The First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lorrene may be made to The First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Hwy E., Haddonfield, NJ. 08033. Services for Lorrene will be held at a later date. Please check our website www.kainmurphy.com for updated information.
Thelma M. Keane
Age 91, of Marlton, former longtime Haddonfield resident
(nee Adams) age 91, passed on October 5, 2020. She was a longtime resident of Haddonfield before moving to the Wiley Christian Community in Marlton in 2008 with her beloved late husband James O. Keane Jr. She was the devoted mother of Robert (Elisa) of Haddon Twp., NJ, Carol K. (Fred) Walker of Richmond, VA, Janet Keane of Cherry Hill, NJ and the late Gary J.; Loving grandmother of Thomas, Christopher (Cari), & Emilie Keane, Melissa & Julie Walker, Megan Garvey (Michael) & the late Michelle Carroll. She was the dear sister of the late Joan Murphy.
Thelma was raised on her family’s dairy farm in Medford, where she loved milking the cows and showing her prized cow, Bessie, at the 4H shows. After graduating high school, she worked as a secretary for Campbell Soup. Prior to getting married, her adventurous spirit took her on a solo trip out west, the highlight of which was a mule ride down to Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon. Thelma enjoyed going to dances as a young lady and this is where she met her beloved husband, Jim. Thelma was a loving, devoted mother, a talented cook and seamstress and dedicated leader of her daughters’ Girls Scout troops. Thelma was an active member of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church for many years. She enjoyed being with her family and travelling with her husband and sister. Thelma loved hugs & blowing kisses to family & staff at Wiley. She was a kind, gentle soul who will be missed by all.
Thelma’s service will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Thelma may be made to Wiley Employee Appreciation Fund, 99 E. Main St., Marlton, NJ 08053 or the charity of your choice.
Dorothy E. Rouh
Age 100 Formerly of Haddonfield, NJ
On October 4, 2020 Dorothy died peacefully at the age of 100 years, 9 months. She had been a resident of Haddonfield for over 50 years before moving to Collingswood in 2013. She was the beloved wife of Edwin H. Rouh Sr. for 57 years who predeceased her in 1996.
Loving mother of the late Janice Rouh Hamilton, Edwin H. Rouh Jr. (Christy) of Cherry Hill, and Kenneth J. Rouh (Kathleen) of Jacksonville, FL. Also survived by granddaughters Kara Brittain of Houston TX, Stefanie Rouh of Orlando, FL, Rebecca Castillo of Jacksonville, FL, Kaitlin Schmitt of Nahunta, GA, and Kimberly Anderson of Naples, Italy; great grand-children Justin, Ryan, Elliott, Christopher and Mackenzie; and many nieces and nephews around the country.
Dorothy was a member of the Evening Membership Division of the Haddon Fortnightly for over 50 years, was active in Elizabeth Haddon School PTA, and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1996 where she enjoyed bible study and volunteering for the Primetimers senior lunch program. Whether she was at Mabel Kay House helping to run bingo, or giving manicures to seniors at The Haddonfield Home, Dorothy derived the greatest satisfaction in her life from helping others and keeping in touch with her growing family.
Services will be private, but available via Zoom. Please email KainMurphy@comcast.net if you would like the Zoom code to virtually attend this service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, https://www.ifchaddons.org/donate
Frances P. Williams
Age 95 of Barrington, NJ
(nee Parker) On September 29, 2020; Age 95 of Barrington, NJ; Loving mother of Bunni Williams, Phyllis Hargrove and Barry Williams (Netta); Devoted grandmother of Dawn (Churchill), Marquise (Jermaine); Aliyah (Kevin); and Kimberly (Ronald); Dear great-grandmother of Nia, Courtlyn, Oliver and Ronald.
Frances was a proud resident of the Parkside section of Camden where she raised her children and worked at RCA for 25 years before changing careers and becoming a devoted and loyal caregiver. Frances remained with the same family for nearly 49 years until her passing. Frances’ passing leaves behind this extended family, including Ann and Kristin, for which she has served an irreplaceable role.
Frances’ deep faith provided her the ability to embrace each and every day with a strength and openness to live and love fully, making wonderful memories through her years and her final days.
Family & Friends are invited to Fran’s Viewing, Friday Evening, 6-8 pm at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. Covid guidelines of masks, social distancing & a restricted number of folks in the building at one time will be in effect. Religious service & entombment will be private.