Elma lived to the age of 102. Perhaps her longevity was due to her inability to sit still. Into her mid nineties Elma was china painting while residing at Pitman Manor. When a member of a group she always held an office and truly participated in activities. She owned and operated Elma’s Friendly Shop, a beauty salon, in her Woolwich Twp home from when she was a newlywed until 2003. At the same time she was a member of Le Bebe Doll Club, Kingsway Sr. Citizens, Swedesboro Grange, Eastern Star #115, and served on Woolwich Election Board. She worked as a custodian for Woolwich from 1939 ,working there longer than anyone. Elma graduated from Swedesboro High in 1933 and of course was the class Treasurer. In 1939 she became a member of Bethesda UM Church and Vice president of the Tri C Class.
She was the wife of the late, Samuel, mother of Samuel “Bud” Davidson of Woolwich, and Janice Sharkey, of West Deptford Twp., sister of Mabel Shiveler, grandmother of 6.
Come celebrate 102 active years Sunday, April 12 from 12:30pm at Daley Life Celebration Studio where a Hugs and Memories Service will begin at 2pm.
Donations to Pitman Manor, 535 N. Oak Ave, Pitman, NJ 08071 Attn: Fellowship Fund instead of flowers will be appreciated.