Mother Pearl Irene Bladen of Avondale

Mother Pearl Irene Bladen, 98, of Avondale, died Sunday, Nov. 29, at Twin Pines Nursing Health Care Center. Her first husband, Richard “Joseph” J. Bladen, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage, died in 1990, Her second husband, Donald William Brown died in 2006.

Born in Ijamsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late James E Foreman and Irene Bowman Foreman.

Pearl was a building supervisor at the West Chester University, West Chester, PA for 19 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob, USA, Inc., the Kennett Area Senior Center, Stitch and Time Club of Delaware and the Kennett Square Auxiliary No. 2, of the Chester County Hospital.

She enjoyed cooking, traveling, helping other people and being with her family and friends.

Pearl is survived by one son, Dennis E. Bladen and his wife Joyce of Newark; one step daughter, Donna Cotto and her husband Angel of Melbourne, Fla.; one sister, Betty Ann Gwynn of Wilmington; five  grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and four godchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, many of whom she raised.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Dorothy Foreman, Annie Foeman, and Margaret Hill.

A special thank you to Lawrence Hill, Ida White, Chestine Bowman, Elizabeth Fountain and Joyce Bladen, for helping care for Pearl.

You may visit with her family and friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, 240 E. State Road in West Grove. Her funeral service will follow at 10:30. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park in West Chester.

In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob, USA, Inc., PO Box 310, Coshocton, OH 43812.

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