We received notification that Mrs. Darlene Stroud of Mount Joy, Pa., wife of the Rev. Reid W. Stroud (retired) for nearly 56 years, passed away on June 28, 2014. She was 85.
Born in New Castle, Ind., Mrs. Stroud earned a B.A. degree in Christian Education from Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., and provided administrative support throughout her working life in the fields of education, law, technology and pastoral ministries. She assisted her husband in serving United Methodist congregations in Kentucky and in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (at Levittown: Emilie; Trevose; Philadelphia: Simpson Memorial; Bristol: First; Philadelphia: Crescentville; Lahaska; and Kemblesville).
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Doretta Beisel of Bensalem; Rebecca Hansell of Ambler; and Rachael, wife of Hyun Kang, of Horsham. Also a son-in-law, Algernon R. Hansell, IV; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson and a second great-grandson expected to be born in November. She was preceded in death by a sister, Delmaya Judkins.
Memorial contributions may be made to: the Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9638; the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 1220 B East Joppa Road, Suite 332, Towson, MD 21286; or the American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110.