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Helen Mildred Gray Lewis

  • Birth 22 Jul 1908 West Grove, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Feb 2001 Jennersville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Cochranville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 7413821

Obituary from the "Avon Grove Sun" newspaper, March 1-7, 2001, page 7.

Helen Lewis

Helen Gray Lewis, 92, of Penn Township, died February 22, 2001, at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community, Jennersville, PA. She was the wife of the late Carl H. Lewis.

Born in West Grove, PA, she was the daughter of the late Herbert J. and Sarah Coltrain Gray.

Ms. Lewis was a graduate of Avon Grove High School, West Grove, PA, and the West Chester State Teachers College, West Chester, PA.

She taught in the Malvern School District early in her career and was a longtime teacher at the Kemblesville Elementary School, Kemblesville, PA.

She was a member of the West Grove United Methodist Church, West Grove, PA.

She is survived by her daughter Betsy Tibbels of Langhorne, PA; sisters Beatrice Hannum of West Grove, PA, and Jean Ledbetter of Medeira Beach, FL; brothers Jack Gray of West Grove, PA, and Richard Gray of Newark, DE; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be celebrated February 27, 2001, at the Foulk Funeral Home in West Grove, PA, followed by interment in the Faggs Manor Cementery in Cochranville, PA.

Contributions may be made to the West Grove United Methodist Church, 300 North Guernsey Road, West Grove, PA 19390.
In Loving Memory of Helen G. Lewis, July 22, 1908 - February 22, 2001. Funeral service at Foulk Funeral Home, Inc. Tuesday, February 27, 2001, 1:00 pm. Officiating: Rev. David Harris. Interment: Faggs Manor Cemetery. Contributions: West Grove United Methodist Church, 300 N. Guernsey Rd., West Grove, PA 19390.
Newspaper clipping. Newspaper name, date, and page number are unknown. Married July 16, 1932.


A pretty wedding was solemnized Saturday morning, at half after nine, in the West Grove Methodist Church, when Miss Helen Gray, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gray, of West Grove, PA, became the bride of Carl Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Lewis, also of West Grove, PA.

The church was simply, but effectively decorated with baskets of summer flowers. The bridal music was played by Miss Anna Drennen, of West Grove, and Miss Mary Kenney, of the same place, sang "Oh, Promise Me," before the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Roger C. Stimson, pastor of the church, in the presence of about one hundred guests from southern Chester county, Malvern, Kirkwood, Manlius, NY, and St. Augustine, Fla.

Miss Beatrice Gray, sister of the bride, Miss Ruth Lewis, sister of the groom, and Miss Martha Littler, of Manlius, NY, a cousin of the bride, were bridesmaids, and the bride's sister, Miss Mary Gray, the maid of honor. The attendants wore frocks of chiffon in yellow, blue, pale pink, and rose pink, and carried bouquets of roses and larkspurs.

The bride entered alone, wearing a gown of white chiffon over white taffeta, made princess style, and with cape shoulders. She wore the tulle veil which her aunt wore 20 years ago, and carried an arm bouquet of white roses and babies' breath.

Sherman Gray, of Langhorne, a cousin of the bride, was best man and the ushers were Carleton Gray, Chester Lewis, and William Dodd, who is the president of the Sunday School class of boys, of which the bride is the teacher. Following the ceremony the bridal party received in the lecture room of the church. After a wedding trip by automobile, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis make their home on a farm, near West Grove, PA.

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  • Added: 4 May 2003
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