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Louise Willis Vannoy

Obituary for Louise Willis Vannoy

February 17, 1917 - July 9, 2016
Landenberg, Pennsylvania | Age 99

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Louise Willis Vannoy, of Kemblesville, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 09, 2016, at age 99, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday.

She was the daughter of Lillian Creswell Willis and Daniel J. Willis of Newark, DE. Louise was a graduate of Newark High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware in 1939. She joined the New London Presbyterian Church in 1940 and served as both a deacon and trustee.
She and R. Page Vannoy, her husband of 46years, owned and operated the "Old Brick Barn" dairy farm at the crossroads on Appleton Road.

She enjoyed the companionship of her dogs and cats and was an avid horsewoman. She especially liked trail riding with family and friends. She also enjoyed foxhunting, always pointing out to newcomers that "it's really just a fox chase," we don't ever catch the fox." She was especially proud of her article "Mom's a Lady Foxhunter" which was published in the Landenberg Today paper.

She loved all things medical and for 35 years she served as a Red Cross volunteer at Jennersville Reginal Hospital in West Grove, PA.

She was predeceased by her husband, R. Page Vannoy; sons, Robert Page Vannoy, Jr. and Dan Page Vannoy, who was killed in Vietnam. Louise is survived by her daughter, Jeanne Vannoy Schramm of West Liberty, WV; two grandchildren, Adriane Vannoy Schramm of Averill Park, NY and Darian Vannoy Schramm of San Diego, CA; and one great granddaughter, Love Psychedelic Schramm Nevai of Averill Park, NY.

In the final months of Louise's life, she was blessed with the true friendship and excellent care of her three lovely home health aides; Sarah Goland, Trish Dunn McAlevey, and Terry Penny Dunn. The family would like to thank them for their loving aid to Louise.

A service will be held in Louise's honor at 11am on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10am. Burial will follow at New London Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made payable to the Delaware SPCA and sent in care of the funeral home.

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  • Memorial contributions may be made payable to the Delaware SPCA and sent in care of the funeral home.
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