CHERYL BENFORD MEADOWCROFT
APRIL 7, 1944 - JANUARY 3, 2022
It is with a sad heart that we send the news of Cheryl’s passing. The scene above was three days prior at the funeral of her Uncle, Lowell T. Krape. We four had visited her parent’s grave at the family site in Zion, Pennsylvania not far from the farm and friends of her youth.
Her death was due to a rupture of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. This pathology had been with her for the last 10 years. Surgical repair of this AAA was to have been February 14, 2022 at the Hospital of Pennsylvania. It will not come to pass. While sitting in the family room, she was suddenly affected by lower back pain as the aneurysm ruptured.
Her family drove her to Paoli Hospital where ER and Life Flight personnel attempted to stabilize her for transfer to a waiting OR at HUP. That was not to be. Her death came at 11:45 PM.
We have had 52 years of marriage, three wonderful children (James W., Mark D., Alison K.) and two grand daughters (Vera and Mariel), plus a great many furry friends. Family was all important to her. She will be missed and will continue as a presence in our lives.
We, her family, will be making arrangements, as they say. You, her friends, will be kept abreast of the ever changing plans to honor her. We thank you for your friendship and prayers.
The Meadowcroft Family