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Alma Davis Struble

Alma Davis Struble
  • September 21, 1913 - March 4, 2013
  • Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

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“As a friend of her son John, I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Struble for many years. She was a remarkable woman with vigor, intelligence, and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Desmond Byrne - Glenwood, WV

“Dear Struble Family, Although we only met her a couple of times, your mother was a lovely lady. Everyone we've met who knew her always had wonderful...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kate and Nick Dwyer - PA

“My Dad was in the Friends Home and then Linden Hall with Alma. They used to sit on the front porch together at the Friends Home. Alma fed the...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Rebecca Huzar - PA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Alma's amazing family. The squirrels at Friends Home loved to sit on her walker and eat peanuts. She was always so...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Elizabeth Kooy - Kennett, PA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Alma always had a smile on her face even in the middle of the night. Will miss he and so will the...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sarann White - Avondale, PA

“To Bob, who graduated from UHS with Dick, and to John who went to UHS with Lua, and the rest of your families, we extend our sincere sympathy in the...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Dick and Lua Oas Southard - PA

“What an amazing caring lady~Her daughter is exactly like her. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. Sincerely, Jan & Gene Morabito ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jan Morabito - Downingtown, PA

“I am so sorry to hear about you mother. You have been so blessed to have her here with so long. My prayers are with you . Pray comfort over your...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Myrtle Holman Pierce - Oxford, PA


Alma Struble of Kennett Square died peacefully in her sleep at the Friends Home in Kennett on March 4. She was 99.
She was born Alma Homer Davis, September 1913, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where her father was principal of West Chester High School. Her parents were Joseph Albert Davis and Bertha McGee.
After living briefly in Massachusetts and Vermont, she and her family moved to Philadelphia in residence at Girard College. Alma graduated from the Friends' Select School, Philadelphia, in 1931, and received a B.A. in French from Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1935. Most of her summers were spent on Cliff Island, Casco Bay, Maine.
After college she began teaching Latin and French at Unionville Consolidated School in 1935. There she met fellow teacher and future husband, Robert G. Struble. They married in 1938. Mr. Struble died in 1980.
Alma and her husband enjoyed renovating Marlbrook, their 1806 farmhouse, which they purchased in 1946. There the family had a tree farm and sold Christmas trees for nearly 40 years.
For most of her life Alma was an active community volunteer. She began the Red Cross Learn to Swim program in the farm pond on her property and later expanded that to pools in the Kennett Square area. For many years she worked on the Unionville Community Fair. She was a coordinator and driver for Meals on Wheels and served on the boards of Forward Lands, United Cerebral Palsy, and Counterpoint. For over 25 years she volunteered at the Embreeville Center and is remembered for the flower arranging programs she led. Alma was a member of the Spade and Trowel Garden Club and was involved with their entries in the Philadelphia Flower Show. Her contributions to the Kennett community were recognized by the Southeastern Chester County Chamber of Commerce with their Citizen of the Year Award in 1984.
Her home was always open to foreign visitors, young neighbors, and the occasional stray animal. She and her family hosted the first Unionville High School exchange student during the 1960-61 school year.
She is survived by three sons and a daughter: Bob (Paula), John (Michelle), Tom (Ellen), and Peg (Brent) Thompson, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
There will be a memorial service on March 30, 2:00 pm, under the care of Marlborough Friends Meeting to be held at Kennett Meeting House, 125 West Sickle Street, Kennett Square.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Brandywine Valley Association, 1760 Unionville Wawaset Road West Chester, PA 19382, or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home of Kennett Square.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com .