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Charles I. Nelson, 82

LONG NECK - Charles I. Nelson of Long Neck and formerly of Massapequa, N.Y., died of heart failure Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in his home. He was 82.

Mr. Nelson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Carl Nilsen and Maren Torgeson.

He was a retired draftsman and mechanical engineer employed by Conn Edisn of New York before his retirement.

Mr. Nelson was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ethel M. Nelson; four daughters, Alice Bosch of Hornell, N.Y., Janet Thomas of Rosemont, Pa., Karen Nelson of Vashon Island, Washington, and Elaine Nelson of Boulder, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

Service and burial will be private.

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.

Carl Eugene Kellner Sr., 67

GOLDSBORO, Md. - Carl Eugene Kellner Sr. of Goldsboro died of natural causes Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in the Pines-Genesis Elder Care, Easton. He was 67.

Mr. Kellner was born in 1931 in Baltimore, the son of the late Edward and Mae Wolfe Kellner.

He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Kellner had been employed by B.G. & E. as a supervisor for 35 years, retiring in 1990.

He moved here in 1991, coming from Anne Arundle Co.

He enjoyed playing for the men's over 50 softball and BG&E softball team.

Mr. Kellner was a lifetime member of the D.V.A. 13 of Glen Burnie.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Kellner.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, June Ann Lendle Kellner; a son, Carl E. Kellner Jr. of Goldsboro; two daughters, Gayle Harwell of Hanover, Pa., and Patricia Focht of Goldsboro; seven brothers, Edward Kellner of Ft. Meyes, Fla., Calvin Kellner and Walter Kellner, both of Baltimore, William Kellner of Pasadena, Warren Kellner of Annapolis, Kenneth Kellner of Baltimore County and Alfred Kellner of Glen Burnie; a sister, Mildred Gronberg of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home in Greensboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service. Friends may also call from 3-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Shore Chapter, 212 W. Main St., Suite 202C, Salisbury, MD 21801.

John J. Morehouse, 80

SMYRNA - John J. Morehouse of Smyrna died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna. He was 80.

Mr. Morehouse was born in 1917, in Freedom, Pa., the son of the late Benjamin & Evelyn Morehouse.

He had been a truck driver with Eastern Express Trucking for 25 years.

Mr. Morehouse was a life member of the Bowers Fire Company.

He is survived by three sons, Benjamin, Delbert and John Morehouse, all of Pennsylvania.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Pastoral Care Chapel of the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, 100 Sunnyside Drive, Smyrna.

Burial will follow in the Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.

Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

Gerald 'Speedy' Vickers, 61

BISHOPVILLE, Md. - Gerald ''Speedy'' Vickers of Bishopville died of liver failure Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. He was 61.

Mr. Vickers was born in Bishopville, the son of the late Clarence O. and Ida May Vickers.

He had been a truck driver with Townsends Inc. in Millsboro before illness forced his retirement about four years ago.

Mr. Vickers was a member of the Benvolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2173 in Slebyville and a former member of the Berlin Moose Lodge.

He is survived by two sons, Keith S. Vickers of Decatur, Ala., and James C. Vickers of Bishopville; two grandchildren, Ashley R. Vickers and Bradley W. Vickers; and his former wife and caregiver, Bonnie Baker Vickers of Friendship.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St. in Millsboro.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where an Elks Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m.

Burial will be in Bishopville Cemetery, Bishopville.

Gladys H. Crisp, 81

DOVER - Gladys H. Crisp of Dover died of respiratory failure Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Westminster Village Health Center, Dover. She was 81.

Mrs. Crisp had been a labratory technician with the duPont Company in Seaford for 17 years, retiring in 1970.

She was president of duPont Retirees Club and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary both in Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther B. Crisp in 1996.

She is survived by a son, Jerome L. Hickman of Dover; a daughter, Rosalie Hickman of Orlando, Fla.; her mother, Mattie E. Shirley of Lewes; two sisters, Mildred Turner of Dover and Carolyn Kasten of Ocean View; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce St. in Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

Mona Lynn Casey, 25

LEWES - Mona Lynn Casey of Lewes died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was 25.

Ms. Casey was a student at Wesley College in Dover.

She enjoyed jewelry making and music.

Ms. Casey had been a member of the Lewes Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her mother, Loretta Moik of Philadelphia; her father and stepmother, Frank and Bunny Casey of Milton; a sister, Susan Casey of Philadelphia; paternal grandparents, Lemuel and Catherine Casey of Folcroft, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Anna and Joseph Quaiser of Philadelphia; and her fiance, Toby Allred of Lewes.

Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Lewes Presbyterian Church, Kings Highway in Lewes, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Environmental Science Program, c/o Wesley College, Dover, DE 19901.

Arrangements by Short Funeral Service, Milton.

Walter Dennis Berry, 47

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Walter Dennis Berry of Chestertown died from injuries sustained in a bicycle/automobile accident Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, near Rock Hall. He was 47.

Mr. Berry was born in East Orange, N.J., the son of Walter and Patricia Berry of Warrington, Pa.

He was an assistant dean of students and director of residential life for Washington College in Chestertown. He joined the the Washington College staff in 1984 as director of the Swim Center. As a member of the athletic staff, he launched the college's swim program and created ''rec'' sports. In 1993, he became the director of Student Activities, overseeing the opening of the newly renovated Student Center and designed programs for substance-free recreation on campus. His keen interest in integrating campus living and learning opportunities inevitably moved him into his post as director of Residential Life in 1995, where he created leadership training programs for resident assistants and started the Resident Hall Association. His ''Emerging Leaders Seminars,'' a program that brought Washington College students together with local high school students, received national attention. His insight into issues of retention and personal growth in a campus environment led him to publish and speak widely on those topics. He was especially interested in creating leadership opportunities for young women.

Before moving to Chestertown in 1984, he was the Swim Director at Lake Forest High School in Felton, Del., and the wrestling coach at Kane Area High School in Kane, Pa.

Mr. Berry enjoyed biking, lifting, working out and spending and sharing time with his children.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 23 years, Judith Taylor Berry; a son, Justin W. Berry of Fairlee; a daughter, Tasha A. Berry of Fairlee; a brother, Michael Berry of Quakertown, Pa.; and two sisters, Jean Bear of Schnecksville, Pa. and Patricia Mignogna of Quakertown, Pa.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chestertown.

Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery near Chestertown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Towson Men's Lacrosse Department, 8000 York Road, Room 334, Towsen, MD 21252, or Western Maryland College, Attn: Office of Development Swim Team, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD, 21157 or to Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Homes, Chestertown.

Barbara P. Moon, 84

LEWES - Barbara P. Moon of Lewes died of heart failure Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in the Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes. She was 84.

Mrs. Moon was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, a province of Canada.

She was a homemaker and donated her time to many charitable organizations.

During World War II, she was a translator for the French Naval Mission in Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Moon served for many years on the alter guild of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lewes. She was one of the first volunteers for Meals on Wheels serving the Lewes and Rehoboth area, participated in the Read Aloud Program for children, a local promoter for the American Cancer Society and a 30-year trustee for the Lewes Library, serving on the libraries building commission and books selections committee. She was also very active in the Sussex Gardener's of Lewes and Rehoboth area, and a member of the St. George's Episcopal Chapel of Angola.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, The Rev. Frank L. Moon; a son, Richard P. Moon of Holland Patent, N.Y.; a daughter, Katherine M. Hughes of Georgetown; and two granddaughters, Amy and Anna.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. George's Episcopal Chapel in Angola, where the Rev. James E. Manion will officiate.

Burial will be private, in St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery on Pilottown Road, Lewes.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Lewes Library in memory of Barbara Moon.

Virginia P. Taylor, 61

LEWES - Virginia P. Taylor of Lewes died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. She was 61.

Ms. Taylor was born in 1937, in Lewes, the daughter of the late David Franklin and Sadie Mae Taylor.

She is survived by four sisters, Blanche Slater and Pauline Stevenson, both of Lewes, Minale Hitchens of Angola and Bertha Littleton of Milton; and two brothers, James Taylor and Edgar Taylor, both of Lewes.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway in Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Randy Booth will officiate.

Burial will be in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, Lewes.

Robert L. Yost, 80

LEWES - Robert L. Yost of Lewes died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 80.

Mr. Yost was born in 1918, in Schuylkill Haven, Pa.

He had been a port engineer for the Pilots Association for the Bay & River Delaware, retiring in 1983 after 37 years.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Mr. Yost had been a member of the Phoenix Masonic Lodge 75, the American Legion-Berry Post 173 Tamaqua, Pa., and the Lewes Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Anne C. Yost of Lewes; a daughter, Patricia Macintire of Lewes; a son, Robert David Yost of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; a sister, Elva Seip of Tamaqua, Pa.; a brother, The Rev. Israel Yost of Frederick, Md.; and six granddaughters.

Service and burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Lewes Fire Department, 347 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958 or to the Lewes Presbyterian Church, Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958.
 

Rhoda Elizabeth Rhodes, 91

MILLSBORO - Rhoda Elizabeth Rhodes of Millsboro died of respiratory failure Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, in her home. She was 91.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen L. Rhodes, in 1964.

She is survived by two sons, William E. Rhodes of Cambridge, Md., and W. Robert Rhodes of Hutcheson, Kansas; two daughters, R. Jean Ramsey of Millsboro and Joyce Brooks of Millersville, Md.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

Arrangements by McKnatt Funeral Home, Harrington.

 

James Turner Anthony III, 85

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - James Turner Anthony III of Chestertown died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. He was 85.

Mr. Anthony was the son of the late E. Rumsey and Rebecca Rigley Anthony.

A native of the area, he graduated from Chestertown High School in 1930. He was graduated from Washington College before attending the University of Maryland for post graduate studies.

In 1931, at the time of the Chester River Bridge construction, Mr. Anthony was awarded the prestigious Andrew Carnegie medal for heroism after rescuing a drowning teenager from the Chester River.

He served as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant during the World War II.

For more than 30 years, he and his partner owned and operated Anthony's Flowers, his family's nursery and florist business.

After retirement, he enjoyed helping his wife in the real estate business.

Mr. Anthoney was a past president of the Kent County Historical Society and the Chestertown High School P.T.A. He served on the Board of Directors of the Adkins Arboretum near Denton. He was an active member of the Washington College Alumni Association and a long-time member of the Chester River Yacht and Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret N. Anthony; a daughter, Jean Anthony Knox and her husband, G. Eric Knox, M.D. of Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, Louis Barrett Anthoney and Richard Upshaw Anthony, both of Chestertown; two sisters, Katherine A. Clements of Chestertown and Patricia A. Blake of Towson; two granddaughters, Amy Vickers Knox of Oaland, Calif., and Heather Alexander Knox of Telluride, Colo.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Old St. Paul's Church near Chestertown.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Marvin V. Williams Jr. Funeral Director, Chestertown.

 

Uhland H. Johnson Sr., 83

GREENWOOD - Uhland H. Johnson Sr. of Greenwood died of cancer Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in The Country Rest Home, Greenwood. He was 83.

Mr. Johnson was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Lewes, the son of the late Harry and Lydi Johnson.

He was a truck driver for American Original for 18 years, retiring in 1989.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the Delaware National Guards, Hickory Ridge Church and Harrington Moose Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his previous wife, Alice Johnson, in 1992.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia Peterman; two sons, Donald L. Johnson and his wife, Pat, of Lincoln and Uhland H. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Connie, of Milton; a daughter, Dottie Dukes and her husband, Dale, of Laurel; a step-son, Roy L. Peterman and his wife, Sarah, of Greenwood; two step-daughters, Myrtle White and her husband, Kenneth, and Margaret Carey and her husband, Norman, all of Delmar; a sister, Dot Adams and her husband, Roscoe, of Georgetown; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hickory Ridge Church, 1 mile north of Greenwood on the north bound side of Route 13, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Fleischauer Funeral Home, Greenwood.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Donations may be made to Hickory Ridge Church, P.O. Box 186, Greenwood, DE 19950 or Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

Mildred V. Saddler, 75

DOVER - Mildred V. Saddler died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 75.

Ms. Saddler was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Camden, daughter of the late Alexander Harris and the late Elizabeth Harris Cale.

She attended Booker T. Washington School and Delaware State College.

She worked at Quality Inn Motel, Emily Morris Day Care.

Ms. Saddler became a foster grandparent at East Elementary before her illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard W. Saddler, and a brother, William Harris of Dover.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sharon Scott of Dover; a daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Samuel Greene of Pawleys Is., S.C.; six sisters, Eva Bostic of Dover, Alberta Scott of Woodside, Anna Evans of Smyrna, Helen Gibson of Dover, Dorothy Cale of Germany and Frances Lewis of Dover; a brother, Joseph Harris of Dover; two brothers-in-law, Lester Scott of Woodside and David Lewis of Dover; six grandchildren, an adopted grandchild and seven great-grandchildren. 

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

 

Mabel E. Warren Reed, 81 

DOVER - Mabel E. Warren Reed of Dover died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in Bayhealth, Kent General Hospital. She was 81.

Ms. Reed was a homemaker.

From 1954 until 1996, she had lived in Gainsville, Fla. In 1996 she moved back to Delaware to be closer to her family.

Ms. Reed was a member of the North Central Baptist Church, Gainsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Reed; a daughter, Dorothy Miller, two brothers, Edward and Lester Warren and two sisters, Myrtle Long and May Powell.

She is survived by a son, Ronald L. Reed of Harrington; a daughter, Darlene Brown of Gainsville; a brother, Nelson Warren of Greenwood; two sisters, Virginia 'Polly' Dixon and Gladys Anderson, both of Dover; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday in the Evergreen Cemetery, Gainsville, Fla.

Service will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, where friends may call after 6 p.m.

 

Virginia P. Taylor, 61

LEWES - Virginia P. Taylor of Lewes died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. She was 61.

Ms. Taylor was born July 11, 1937, in Lewes.

She is survived by her father, David Franklin Taylor; four sisters, Blanche Slater and Pauline Stevenson, both of Lewes, Minnie Hitchens of Angola and Bertha Littleson of Milton; and two brothers, James Taylor and Edgar Taylor, both of Lewes.

Burial will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Randy Booth will officiate.

Burial will be in Bethel U.M. Cemetery, Lewes.


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