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Carol M. Armbrester, 76, of Coatesville passed away on November 26, 2023, after a brief illness.  Born May 15, 1947 to the late Brian J. Walker and Kathleen G. Walker, she is survived by her daughter Jennifer Rath (sp. Alex), and granddaughter, Allison Rath, ex-husband Samuel A. Armbrester Jr. (sp. Veronica), sister Patricia Johnson (sp. Bob), and brother Dennis Walker (sp. Ruth), as well as her niece Hillary Walker, and nephews Chris Johnson, Dennis Walker Jr., Andrew Walker, Joseph Walker, and their spouses along with a great many cousins, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Brian J. Walker Jr.


Carol was a teacher and a life-long Phillies fan.  She was a sister of Alpha Delta Kappa, the International Honorary Organization for Women Educators. She loved her family, her dogs, her students, and Christmastime.  She graduated from Bishop Shanahan High School in 1965 and West Chester College in 1969.  Carol taught math at Sleighton School in Media and later Coatesville’s 9/10 Center.  She retired from full-time teaching in 2008, although she continued to work at QVC in West Chester, and as a long-term substitute teacher for several years thereafter.  She also worked with her late brother, Brian, at the Cue Factory in Thorndale until 2013.  In 2014 she became a resident at Hickory House nursing home in Honey Brook after a series of strokes left her unable to remain at home. Carol’s mind and wit remained sharp until her final days.  She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


Family and friends are invited to say their final goodbye at a graveside memorial and interment at St. Malachi Church at 2 pm on December 30, 2023.  Please dress warmly for graveside in your favorite Christmas sweater and join the family afterwards for a Christmas Party in celebration of Carol’s life (TBD).  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations of remembrance be made in her name to your favorite local animal shelter.  The family would also like to thank Brad Miller and MacLean-Chamberlain Funeral Home for their assistance during this difficult time.

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