Roxann Stull, age 78, of Palermo, N.J., lost her battle against cancer on Jan. 2, 2011. She was comfortable at home and surrounded by family.
Roxann was born in New Cumberland on Nov. 20, 1932. She was the daughter of William S. and Freda F. Eppley. She was notably fun and lively from childhood. After graduating Carlisle High School where she participated in tennis, band, and cheerleading, Roxann attended Penn State Ogontz Center (now Penn State Abington).
Roxann married Glenn O. Stull on Nov. 8, 1952 in Carlisle. The family moved to Kane in 1962 where Roxann was active in the YMCA and YWCA. In April 1970, the family moved to Clarks Summit. While in Clarks Summit, Roxann worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Abington Heights School District Nurse and Dental Hygienist and was very active member of the Welcome Wagon. Roxann was initiated into P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) in 1976 and has remained a member serving in many officers positions. In 1989, Roxann and Glenn moved to Ocean City. While in New Jersey, Roxann worked at Bally's Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. She was in Bus Marketing, where she won the Service Award of Excellence for her outstanding work performance. Her sense of humor and kindness made her stand out to the Bally's customers who met and got to know her. While residing in New Jersey, Roxann continued serving P.E.O. and was an active member of the Seaville United Methodist Church. Roxann's neighbors will remember that she was the donation captain for the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Over the years she collected many donations for Cancer research in hopes that there would soon be a cure. Roxann's loving ways, kindness to all who knew her, and that incredible sense of humor made her the life of every party. She will always be remembered for having fun and enjoying life through her jokes and that wonderful laugh. She was a devoted wife, fabulous mother and an incredible grandmother. Roxann is survived by her husband, Glenn O. Stull and their three children, Glenn E. Stull (and Debra) of Melbourne, Fla., Terri S. Brennan (and Chip) of Seaville, and Kirsta R. Stull of Peekskill, N.Y. She and Glenn have five grandchildren, Natalie F. Stull of Taylors, S.C., Kyra E. Stull of San Marcos, Texas, Stefanie R. Brennan of Brick, Charles L.S. Brennan IV of Seaville, and Glenn A. Brennan of Gloucester City. Roxann also has a half brother, David S. Eppley (and Christine) of Flower Mound, Texas, a half sister, Bethe E. Nardis (and Dean) of Bellville, and her stepmother Ida S. Eppley of Carlisle.
In addition there are three nephews, Ronald Thorpe of Norwalk, Conn., William Thorpe of Gettysburg, and Christopher Thorpe of Carlisle. Roxann is predeceased by her mother, Freda F. Eppley (July 24, 2002), father, William S. Eppley (Jan. 17,1996), sister Audrey J. Thorpe (June 1997). Friends may call Wednesday evening from Seven until Nine O'clock and Thursday morning from 10-11 a.m. at The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, N.J. Funeral Service to honor Roxann will be held Thursday Morning at 11:30 a.m. from Seaville United Methodist Church, Seaville, N.J. Interment will be private in Seaville Methodist Cemetery, Seaville, N.J.. The family is ever grateful for the many friends and family members who sent meals, ran errands, dropped off sweet surprises, sent flowers, visited, and prayed for Roxann throughout the duration of her battle. The loss is unbearable and we will remember her with the most wonderful memories.
Should you desire to make a contribution in Roxann's memory please donate to the American Institute for Cancer Research, DEPT. IHW1, 1759 R. Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 or the P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund P.E.O. Executive Office Treasurer's Dept, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines IA 50312 which supports women's educational goals.