VLS Mourns Madeline Hartsell Lamb '78
It is with great sadness that we share the loss of a classmate, Madeline Hartsell Lamb '78
Lamb passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012 of a brain tumor, at the North Carolina home of her daughter, Amanda Lamb Griffin.
A native of North Carolina, Lamb graduated from Concord High School in 1958, earning an Angier Biddle Duke scholarship to Duke University, where she earned a B.A. in English and Russian in 1962, before attaining her law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1978.
Lamb practiced for 34 years as a Chester County lawyer, starting her career at a West Chester law practice with her husband, William Lamb, who later became Chester County district attorney and a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice. By 1985 she established her own solo family law practice in West Chester where she represented clients until 2012.
In addition, Lamb was also a member of the Board of Directors at Chester County Hospital from 1972 through 2007, and a member and past Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Chester County Art Association from 1999 to 2005.
Lamb is survived by a daughter, Amanda Lamb Griffin, a son, Josh Lamb, three grandchildren, Mallory Griffin, Chloe Griffin and Sydney Lamb, and a sister, Pamela Stephenson, her husband Robert Stephenson and their three children, Elise Shoe, Leslie Matz and Matthew Stephenson.
Lamb was remembered at a private graveside service in Goldsboro, North Carolina in July and at a public memorial service in Paoli on August 18th.
In lieu of flowers, Madeline has asked that donations be made to Hospice of Wake County and the Robert Preston Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Hospital.