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Dolores Irene Rishel

Female 1929 - 2017  (87 years)


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  • Name Dolores Irene Rishel  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 19 Apr 1929  Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
    Gender Female 
    Residence Akron, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence Akron Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Akron, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1930  Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marital Status: SingleRelation to Head: Daughter 
    Residence 1935  Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1940  Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Marital Status: SingleRelation to Head: Daughter 
    Residence 1947  Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1984  Akron, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 8 Apr 2017  Akron, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID P586  Despard Only
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2020 

    Family Victor Reginald Despard, Jr,   b. 17 Jan 1914, Chicago, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1989  (Age 75 years) 
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos 77291768_134447178248 (2)
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  • Notes 
    • Dolores Irene Despard, 87, of Akron, PA and formerly of Ephrata, PA, died at home on Saturday, April 8, 2017. She was the wife of the late Victor R. Despard who died in 1989.

      Born in Ephrata on April 19, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Galen E. and Ruth Shirk Rishel and lived in the same house across from The Cloisters for 36 years before moving to Akron.

      Dolores was a 1947 graduate of Ephrata High School and member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ephrata. She was employed for 23 years at Sperry New Holland where she was an Executive Secretary and participated in the bowling and softball leagues and sang in the chorus. She and her husband owned and operated McCormick Travel Agency for 20 years; retiring in 1998.

      Dolores loved sports. In addition to softball and bowling, she was an avid golfer and fan of the Eagles, 76ers, and Phillies. She enjoyed travelling and had been to all of the United States, South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada, and Europe. Gardening and photography were also her hobbies.

      Dolores was a member of the Hamilton Club, New Holland B.P.W. and A.M.S.

      She was also an animal lover – her beloved pet and companion Poodle "Brandy" lived for 18 years.

      Dolores is survived by a sister, Marian A. Meckley of Akron; nephews: Jeff Bare (Sheri) of Maytown, Mike Bare (Merri) of Lititz, Gary Meckley (Robyn) of Lititz; a niece, Cindy Miller of Ephrata, and sister-in-law, Betty J. Rishel of Denver.

      In addition to her husband and parents, Dolores was preceded in death by two sisters: Betty R. Bare and Joanne R. Rossman; a brother, Galen E. Rishel, Jr., and two nephews: Douglas R. Bare and Allen C. Rishel.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S1202927029] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Year: 1940; Census Place: Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: m-t0627-03530; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 36-44.

    3. [S1202927049] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Year: 1930; Census Place: Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0041.

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    6. [S1202927052] U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2015, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Publication Place: Ephrata, PA, USA; Web edition: http://www.gravenorhomeforfunerals.com/obituary.asp?G=48&Image=1183.

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    8. [S1204691951] U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; Year: 1947.