Ann Earle (nee Murray) age 96 was a resident of The Bridges of Bent Creek, a senior living facility in Mechanicsburg PA since January 2014; previously of Pennsauken, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA passed away at West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg, PA on November 6, 2018. She was the 7th child of a family of 10, preceded in death by her 9 brothers and sisters. She grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Frankford High School in 1939. Ann is the daughter of the late Louis and Isabella Murray.
Widow of Holland R. (Dutch) Earle, originally of Conshohocken PA, whom she met at a USO dance. They married in September 1946. They lived with her parents in Frankford, Philadelphia, and continued to live there after their passing in the 1960's, until they moved to Pennsauken, NJ in 1989. Her husband passed away in January 1999. She joined the US Marine Corps during World War II and took basic training at Camp Lejeune, NC and later served in Washington, DC. She enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her children. At 45 years old, she started taking licensed practical nursing classes through the Philadelphia school system, fulfilling her life-long dream of becoming a nurse. She worked at Temple University Hospital for 10 years before retiring.
Though she never learned to drive, she managed to live alone at her house in New Jersey for 15 years after the death of her husband, until age 91, with the assistance of friends, neighbors, and family, until she moved near her daughter in Mechanicsburg, PA in 2014. She raised two successful children who survive her: her daughter Jane Earle, widow of Larry Jackson, Mechanicsburg, PA; and son Holland R. Earle, Jr., and wife Kathy of Roswell, GA. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: Sarah Bittner and husband Tim, and their daughter Amelia and son Lucas, Roswell, GA; Daniel Earle and wife Caroline, and daughter Ellis, of Atlanta, GA; and Laura Earle of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and funeral 9AM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. John Cantius Chapel, 4400 Block of E. Thompson St. (just north of Orthodox St.) Funeral mass will begin at 10AM. Interment St. Dominic's Cemetery.