Lana W. Gill (Shortlidge) 0f West Grove

Lana W. Gill (Shortlidge), 75, 0f West Grove, died Sunday, March 3, at the Jennersville Hospital,  for her home in heaven. She was the wife of Earl Shortlidge, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage.

Lana W. Gill

Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Harry T. Woodward Jr. and the late Isabel Jenkins Woodward. She lived in Avondale until she was about 2, then the family moved to Jennsersville, until 1954. After that they lived in New Castle, Del. for a year, moving to Cochranville, in 1955. She graduated from Octoraro High School, class of 1962, where she remained class Treasurer for over 50 years, due to her being on the reunion committee.

Playing with other people’s money was her niche in life. She was a bookkeeper for Cochranville Block Co. for 22 years, moving on to Brandywine Mushroom Co, and Frank Battaglia, CPA, in Kennett Square, until she opened her own business in 1991. She was the treasure of many organizations that she belonged to over the years.

Lana was involved with the West Grove United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for 10 years, worked with the youth fellowship and was on the administrative council. She was also a part of the Girl Scouts, being a “cookie mother” for a number of years. Avon Grove Band Boosters and PTO were also a part of her life.

In addition to her husband Earl, she is survived by her brother, Larry Woodard of West Chester, and her sister, Rita Phillos of Avondale; a stepdaughter, Mindy Gunzl of Newark. She had nieces, nephews and an extended family of the Andersons, Shaubs and Camps.

Her daughter, Missie Gill, died in 1989 and has been missed every day since then. Lana hopes she will be missed by the many friends of Bill’s who meant the world to her for over 30 years.

Her service and burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

See you in the next life when we will gather again.

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Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove.

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