Ann E. Whitcraft, 93, formerly of West Chester, an educator for 40 years at Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, died Nov. 15 at Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square.

Miss Whitcraft graduated from West Chester High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College, where she was on the field hockey team. She later earned a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania while teaching. Before joining the Friends' Central faculty in 1940, she taught English at West Chester High for three years.

She taught English in the Upper School at Friends' Central for many years, and was dean of girls when she retired in 1980.

Miss Whitcraft was an active member of the High Street Friends Meeting in West Chester, served on the board of West Chester Friends School, and volunteered at the Chester County Historical Society.

She was a founder of the Concerned Citizens of Greater West Chester, and received an award from the mayor of West Chester for her community service. In 1999, she was grand marshal of the West Chester bicentennial parade.

A passionate golfer, Miss Whitcraft was a member of the West Chester Golf and Country Club for 50 years. She also enjoyed reading, the theater and visiting museums.

She was a second mother to her nephews, James and William Whitcraft, and niece, Mary Elizabeth Feldman, who survive her.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Kendal at Longwood, 1109 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square. Burial was in Outlands Cemetery in West Chester.