West Chester Woman Who Had Tea with Queen Elizabeth II When She Was Princess Celebrates 104th Birthday

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Marion Painter
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Marion Painter.

Marion Painter, a resident at Aventura at Pembrooke in West Chester, who met Queen Elizabeth II before she took the throne, celebrated her 104th birthday on Sept. 6, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News

Painter was born in 1918 in Wayne. She graduated from Juniata College in 1941 and worked as a foreign exchange teacher in England from 1948 to 1949. While there, she had tea with the Queen mother and Princess Elizabeth. She also volunteered helping refugees in Austria and had an audience with Pope Pius XII before returning home on the Queen Mary. 

She married her husband, John, in 1957, and they had two children. 

Painter worked as a schoolteacher for decades and tutored English after retirement. 

Read more about Marion Painter in the Daily Local News

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