Antonia ‘Tony’ Rittenhouse Wilson of Oxford
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.