An­to­nia ‘Tony’ Rit­ten­house Wil­son of Ox­ford

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

An­to­nia Rit­ten­house Wil­son, “Tony”, of Ox­ford, PA, went home to the Lord on Novem­ber 5, 2016. She was 88 years old.

Born in Me­rion, PA, she was the daugh­ter of Tay­lor and Sara Rit­ten­house of Philadel­phia. Her fam­ily later moved to Stoma­lly Farm in West Ch­ester, PA. She grad­u­ated from West Ch­ester High School in 1945. As a teenager, Tony worked on the farm and en­joyed rid­ing horses.

She mar­ried Charles Davis Wil­son, Jr. and lived in King of Prus­sia and Val­ley Forge, PA; they then set­tled in Ox­ford, PA, on Mead­owVue Farm in 1950. She helped run the farm and “The Barn” - the milk store they founded in Ox­ford. She later be­came a book­keeper and worked for her son’s busi­ness in Wilm­ing­ton, DE, for sev­eral years. She con­tin­ued to work part time at home af­ter she re­tired.

Tony was a de­vout Chris­tian. She at­tended Mt. Ver­non Chris­tian Church and Bethany Pres­by­te­rian Church. She loved her Sun­day school class at Mt. Ver­non.

Tony en­joyed “gad­gets” and liked to keep up with tech­nol­ogy. She was tal­ented with a cam­era and pro­duced beau­ti­ful pho­to­graphs. Although she be­came par­tially blind in her later years, she con­tin­ued to use the com­puter and be­came very pro­fi­cient. She be­came well known in the com­mu­nity for cre­at­ing greet­ing cards for her friends and fam­ily.

Tony was de­voted to her fam­ily. “Gran” was blessed to have the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy her grand­chil­dren and be a part of their lives. She will be missed by all.

She is sur­vived by three sons, Charles D. Wil­son, III, and H. Tay­lor Wil­son, both of Ox­ford, PA, and M. Scott Wil­son of Wilm­ing­ton, DE; two daugh­ters, Sally Wil­son Paul­son of Lin­coln Univer­sity, PA, and Laura R. Wil­son of Bluffton, S.C.; ten grand­chil­dren and one great grand­daugh­ter; one sis­ter, Sally Rit­ten­house Parry, and one brother, P. Neel Rit­ten­house. She was pre­ceded in death by her daugh­ter, An­to­nia “Toy” Wil­son, and two sis­ters, June Rit­ten­house McClure, and El­iz­a­beth El­lis Bai­ley.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at Bethany Pres­by­te­rian Church, 2483 Bal­ti­more Pike, Ox­ford, PA, on Thurs­day evening, Novem­ber 10, at 6:30 pm.

In lieu of flow­ers, dona­tions in her mem­ory may be made to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety and the Na­tional MS So­ci­ety.

Ar­range­ments are be­ing han­dled by the Ed­ward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Ox­ford, PA. On-line con­do­lences may be made at www.el­collins­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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