Rebecca Hood Rabenold of West Grove

Rebecca Hood Rabenold, 91, of West Grove, died Thursday, July 30, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Donald M. Rabenold, who passed away in 2003, and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage.

Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Roland P. and Eliza “Annie” Norton Hood. She was a 1935 graduate of Avon Grove High School.

She was the past owner of the Knitting Basket in Kennett Square, PA. She was very well known for her knitting, needlework and finishing work on knitwear and clothing.

She is survived by one son, Donald R. “Buster” Rabenold of West Grove; one daughter, Tanis A. Maher and her husband Donald of Strasburg; one sister, Maude Shumake of Oxford; four grandchildren, Sandra Martini of New Jersey, Krista Grzywacz of Lititz, Steven Maher of Strasburg, Michael Maher of Arlington, Va., and five great-grandchildren.

Her service and burial will be private.

In memory of Rebecca, a contribution may be made to the S P C A of Chester County, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 or to Ware Presbyterian Village, Alzheimer’s Unit, 7 Locust Street, Oxford, PA 19363.

Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, West Grove.

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