Dolores E. Townsley, 84, Ephrata, Swamp Christian Fellowship member, mother of two

By on February 10, 2016

Dolores E. Townsley, 84, of Fairmount Homes, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Wellspan Hospital of Ephrata.

She was the widow of Jesse Townsley Jr., with whom she shared 65 years of marriage before his passing in 2015. Born in Coatesville, Dolores was the daughter of the late Lena M. (Thatcher) and Edward C. Rice.

She was a 55-year member of Towerville Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School and served as church pianist for many, many years. More recently, after moving, she attended the Swamp Christian Fellowship of Reinholds.

She is survived by her two children: Yvonne Snow, wife of the Rev. M. Craig, of Stevens; and Darlene L. Townsley of Malvern; two grandchildren: Adam Snow and Rachel Ruggieri; and great-granddaughter: Eden.

Dolores was predeceased by her sister: Carolyn Sokso.

Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m., at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, followed by interment in Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery of East Fallowfield. There is a viewing one hour prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolores’ memory to Fairmount Homes Retirement Community, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Online condolences can be posted at wildefuneralhome.com. Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, assisted Dolores’ family with the arrangements.

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