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Obituary of Lois B. Roes
Lois B. Roes, age 87, of Wallingford, PA, formerly of Linwood, PA, died Saturday, July 30, 2022 at home.
Lois was born on April 25, 1935, in her family home on Johnson Ave., in Linwood. After graduating from Chichester High School at seventeen, because she had been moved up a grade in elementary school, she enrolled at West Chester State Teacher’s College. In an era when less than 6% of American women obtained a four-year college degree, she put herself through West Chester and graduated 1st in her class with a degree in Elementary Education. She began teaching in the Penn-Delco School District but spent the majority of her career in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District. She taught every elementary grade, and then in the 1980’s, she entered the Villanova University Library Sciences Program and trained to be a school librarian. She remained a school librarian in the WSSD until her retirement. In total, her career spanned the period from 1956 to 1998, except during a break in the 1960’s, when she had her daughter, Leslie. During her career, she touched the lives of thousands of children and their families and had positive, supportive relationships with her fellow teachers, staff and administrators.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing and needlework, music, and theater. She loved summer vacations in Avalon and Stone Harbor, NJ and travelling with her family.
She married Donald J. Roes, in 1956, and had a wonderful life with him until his death in 2018. Their daughter, Leslie Ann Roes, was born in 1966. Lois was a loving and devoted mother, who supported her child in every way.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Marion and Charles Albert Boekenkamp and by her brothers, Albert Boekenkamp and Richard Boekenkamp.
She is survived by her daughter, Leslie A. Roes, her cousins, Carol Birney and Carol Golden, their families and extended family members.
Visitation: Wednesday, August 3rd from 10:30-11:15AM at Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Ltd., Middletown (Rte. #352) & Knowlton Rds., Middletown Twp., Media, PA 19063, followed by a service at 11:30AM.
Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The American Library Association or to your local public or school library.