Alice A. (Dautrich) Eckenroth, 97, of Shillington passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 in her residence at the Heritage of Green Hills. Born in Stony Creek, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Bingaman) and Walter Dautrich. She graduated from Reading High School, class of 1943 and was the first of her family to graduate. Alice was the loving wife of Leroy “Checkie” L. Eckenroth and together they shared 52 years of marriage before his passing in 1999. She worked at Fein & Glass Shoe Factory for five years and as a Cook for Antique Airplane Restaurant for 15 years before retiring in 1986. Alice was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, and camping with her children when they were younger. Alice and Checkie loved playing golf and would travel to many different courses. Their favorite was Wellsboro (Tyoga Golf Course) but were members at Rich Maiden Golf Course. Alice was a Girl Scout Leader and would round up the neighborhood kids to hike to the Pagoda. She even cut most of the neighborhood kids’ hair too. Alice was loved by everyone and made a difference in many people’s lives.
Alice is survived by her children, Sheila J. Eckenroth of Denver, PA, and Ron Eckenroth of Kenhorst, companion Kimberly Brinker. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Kelly, Aaron, and LaciAnn, her great grandchildren, Alivia, Tre, Tylor, Carlene, and SheaLynn, and her sister, Frances F. (Dautrich) Kline of Reading. In addition to her husband, Checkie, Alice is preceded in death by her six sisters and two brothers.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 11:00 am in Bean Funeral Homes, 129 East Lancaster Avenue, Shillington. The family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday, October 19th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Interment will follow the service at Wyomissing Cemetery, Gouglersville. The family requests when joining them to celebrate Mrs. Eckenroth that you please wear bright colors. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Ukraine National Women’s League of America, Regional Philadelphia, 700 Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046 in honor of Mrs. Alice A. Eckenroth. Bean Funeral Homes, Shillington is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.