Herline M. Rickabaugh, age 73, of West Grove, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at her home in the comfort of her family.Born and raised in Santa Monica, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Leon and Leola Cambre Oliver.
Herline was a longtime member of Assumption BVM Catholic Church in West Grove, where she touched many lives in the church and school community. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a former member of the Chester County Republican Women's Club. She was eco-friendly by nature and an advocate of healthy living through diet, exercise and meditation.
Later in life, after raising her family, Herline developed a passion for real estate investing. She successfully bought, sold and rented many properties in the area.
Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Vecchiarelli and her husband Anthony of Quarryville; two sons, Michael E. and his wife Estelle of West Chester, Paul L of Cochranville; five loving grandchildren; one brother, Leon Oliver of El Dorado, Calif.; and many friends.
A mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at the Assumption BVM Catholic Church 300 E. State Rd. West Grove, PA 19390.
Interment will be private. Contributions in her memory may be made to either the Paoli Hospital Cancer Center 255 W. Lancaster Ave. Paoli, PA 19301 or the Assumption BVM Building fund, 107 Evergreen St. West Grove, PA 19390.
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