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Kelsey Lynn Annand, 4 days

CECILTON, Md. - Kelsey Lynn Annand died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. She was four days old.

Kelsey was born Dec. 9, 1998, in Union Hospital, Elkton, the daughter of Sonya D. Roland of Cecilton.

She was preceded in death by an uncle, Robert Roland Jr., in August 1998.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Jeff and Kathy Palmer of Cecilton and Robert Roland Sr. and Kim Roland of Earleville; and great-grandparents Robert Annand Sr. and Muriel Annand of Tennessee, Dorcus Roland of Earleville and Marion Anderson of Newark, Del.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Earleville.

 

Gertrude Smith Benton, 54

CLAYTON - Gertrude Smith Benton of Clayton died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, in her home. She was 54.

Mrs. Benton was born Nov. 19, 1944, in Dover, the daughter of Lester and Nora Smith, late of Clayton.

She graduated from the former John Bassett Moore High School, Smyrna, in 1962; from Delaware Technical and Community College with an associate in applied science degree in executive secretarial technology in 1974; and from Wilmington College with a degree in applied profession in business in 1986.

Mrs. Benton had worked for the former Buchanan Firestone in Dover in 1962 and 1963; for the Capital School District and its predecessor, the Dover Special School District, as a secretary, retiring from there after 30 years; and, most recently, for F.H. Everett and Associates, Dover, as a secretary.

She was a member of the National Association of Educational Office Professionals, the Delaware Association of Educational Office Professionals and the Kent Association of Educational Office Professionals; and an active member of the Downs Chapel United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid, the Clayton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, the Smyrna High School Alumni Association and the Dover Retired Secretaries. She also did volunteer work for Delaware Hospice, and had been a past member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Mrs. Benton's hobbies included gardening, quilting, cooking, gift baskets and crafts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Marion Benton, in 1995.

She is survived by her close friend and companion, Robert Conner of Clayton; a daughter, Christine Barnhart; three aunts, Louise Wooleyhan and Sadie Smith, both of Sudlersville, Md., and Martha Stump Crelling of Dover; three granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and many cousins and friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Downs Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Ginger Jones, 6703 Sudlersville Road, Marydel, MD 21649.

 

Sara Catherine Campbell, 77

STEVENSVILLE, Md. - Sara Catherine Campbell of Stevensville died Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, in her home. She was 77.

Mrs. Campbell was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Frederick C. and Alice Abel Parker.

She attended school in Baltimore.

Mrs. Campbell married Carl B. Campbell of Baltimore Dec. 31, 1939.

She worked for Westinghouse as a microfilm operator in Baltimore.

In 1963, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and they later established and operated The Four Seasons Restaurant and The Skipjack Restaurant, both in Stevensville.

Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Kent Island Yacht Club; a charter member and a past senior regent of the Women of the Moose Chapter 1696; and member of the Ladies of the Elks Lodge 2576, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 278 and St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Chester.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jan. 25, 1997; and a brother, Frederick C. Parker Jr., in June 1998.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon A. Soong of San Francisco and Carol L. Thomas of Stevensville; two sisters, Alice Rothage of Kissimmee, Fla., and Mary Gordon of Pasadena; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Chester.

Family and friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home P.A., 106 Shamrock Road, Chester.

Burial will be in Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's Inc., 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658.

 

Lela B. Colatriano, 77

LONG NECK - Lela B. Colatriano of Pot Nets, Long Neck, and formerly of Wilmington, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 77.

Mrs. Colatriano was born in Oak Park, Ill., the daughter of the late Clarence W. and Isabelle Brennan Bailey.

She had been a cashier for A&P Supermarkets in Wilmington for 20 years, retiring in 1973.

Mrs. Colatriano was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, near Millsboro.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Vincent Colatriano, in 1993.

She is survived by two sons, Paul V. Colatriano of Basking Ridge, N.J., and William A. Colatriano of Wilmington; a daughter, Ellen M. Pringle of Newark; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, corner of Del. 5 and Del. 24, east of Millsboro, with the Rev. William F. Graney officiating.

Friends may call at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, two and one-half hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Del. 1, Milton.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

Geneva Mae Ferri, 84

EASTON, Md. - Geneva Mae Ferri of Easton died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, in Caroline Nursing Home, Denton. She was 84.

Mrs. Ferri was born May 23, 1914, in Salem, Ind., the daughter of the late Leslie and Loula Mae Lockhart Brough.

She was a homemaker.

She attended St. Benedict Catholic Church, Ridgely, and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Denton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tillie Ferri, in 1975; and a grandson, Peter Ruskin, in 1992.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Ruskin of Easton; two sisters, Lillian Patton of Branford, Fla., and Virginia Clark of Monticello, Ind.; a grandson, Daniel Ruskin, and his wife, Kathleen, both of Denton; a granddaughter, Lesley Furton, and her husband, Ted, both of Boston; a granddaughter-in-law, Kelly Ruskin of Denton; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Ridgely.

Friends may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Greensboro.

 

Mary Virginia George, 71

NEWARK - Mary Virginia George of Newark died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, in Wilmington Hospital of Christiana Care, Wilmington. She was 71.

Mrs. George had been a foster parent with the state Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families for 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. George III, in 1989.

She is survived by two daughters, Laurette Painter of North East, Md., and Ginny Sparklin of Wilmington; three sons, Robert H. George IV of Elkton, Md., Steve George of Homasassa, Fla., and Jonathan George of Kissimmee, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ogletown Baptist Church, 316 Red Mill Road, Newark, where friends may call after the service.

Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Gracelawn Memorial Park, Minquadale.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Diabetes Association, 110 S. French Ave., Wilmington, DE.

Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.

 

Emily Elizabeth 'Em' Greene, 66

EASTON, Md. - Emily Elizabeth ''Em'' Greene of Easton died Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, in the Genesis ElderCare - The Pines, Easton. She was 66.

Ms. Greene was born March 13, 1932, in Trappe, the daughter of the late William and Dora Greene.

She attended the public schools of Talbot County, graduating from Robert Russa Moton High School in 1952.

Ms. Greene was employed by Memorial Hospital at Easton for 26 years, retiring early due to illness.

She was a member of Scott's United Methodist Church, Trappe, where she served on the Usher Board and in the Flower Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only son, Jewett Nichols; and two brothers, Ezekial Greene and Howard Greene.

She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis D. Dickerson of Easton; two grandchildren, Alonzo G. Dickerson III and Schedannia V. Dickerson, both of Easton; a great-grandson, DaeShawn R. Shouman of Pondtown; a devoted companion, Sharon Holland of Easton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Scott's United Methodist Church, Trappe, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery, Trappe.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

 

Retta H. Lane, 81

MILFORD - Retta H. Lane of Milford died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. She was 81.

Ms. Lane graduated from the Milford Hospital School of Nursing, where she was an instructor for a few years.

She was a registered nurse at the Milford Memorial Hospital. She also worked for Dr. Villasis for several years.

She was an avid gardener.

Ms. Lane had been a member of the Avenue United Methodist Church and the Milford Garden Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Lank of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two sons, Gerald W. Lank of Milford and David K. Lane of Bear; four sisters, Pauline Daniels and Gladys Case, both of Milford, Anna Mae Calvert of Harrington and Arlene Hendricks of Seaford; a brother, Franklin Hendricks of Harrington; and two grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front Street in Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church St., Milford, DE 19963.

 

John Francis Lynch Sr., 88

SEAFORD - John Francis Lynch Sr. of Seaford died of heart failure Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 88.

Mr. Lynch was born and raised in the Forty Acres section of Wilmington.

He played semipro baseball for the Hagley ball team, Wilmington, a former farm club of the Giants.

Mr. Lynch retired in 1975 from the DuPont Co., Seaford, after 35 years as a power operator in the powerhouse.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus St. Molua Council. He was an umpire for high school and Little League baseball for many years, and was an avid horseracing fan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Haley Lunch, in 1985.

he is survived by two sons, John Francis Lynch Jr. of Newark and Joseph M. Lynch of Seaford; five daughters, Mary Phillips of Tacoma, Wash., Julia Anne Jefferson of Bridgeville, Cornelia Zangrilli of Douglassville, Pa., Roberta Long of Seaford and Bernadette Marvel of Dagsboro; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford.

Friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 Shipley St., Seaford.

Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.

 

Catherine R. Matthews, 86

GREENWOOD - Catherine R. Matthews of Greenwood, and formerly of Dover, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, in the Country Rest Home, Greenwood. She was 86.

Mrs. Matthews was born in Cordova, Md., the daughter of the late John T. and Rosaline McCormick.

She had been a homemaker and a loving wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin T. Matthews, in 1994.

She is survived by a son, Ronald E. Matthews of Dover; a daughter and son-in-law, Rose Ann Hall and Irving J. Hall, both of Lincoln; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford Street, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Greenmount Cemetery, Hillsboro, Md.

 

Evelyn F. McDowell, 70

BRIDGEVILLE - Evelyn F. McDowell of Bridgeville died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center, Milford. She was 70.

Mrs. McDowell was born Jan. 10, 1928, daughter of the late J. Frank and Florence Marvil Willoughby.

She graduated from Bridgeville Consolidated School in 1946.

She owned and operated McDowell's Market in Bridgeville for 44 years with her husband, retiring Dec. 31, 1992.

Mrs. McDowell enjoyed family genealogy and making scrapbooks.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Marion C. ''Monk'' McDowell; a daughter, Judy M. Derrickson, and son-in-law, Dennis B. Derrickson, of Bridgeville; two sisters, Anna R. McDowell of Greenwood and Virmadel McAllister of Laurel; two brothers, William E. Willoughby of Greenwood and Ormond L. Willoughby of Bridgeville; an aunt, Hazel Douglas of Chester, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Hardesty Funeral Home, 202 Laws St., Bridgeville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Bridgeville Cemetery.

 

Horatio R. 'Ray' Proctor Jr., 79

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Horatio R. ''Ray'' Proctor Jr. of Chestertown died of heart failure Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. He was 79.

Mr. Proctor was born in Crownsville, Md., the son of the late Horatio R. and Mary Dryden (Worthington) Proctor.

He attended the Stroyer Business School for one year.

Mr. Proctor then went to work for the Franklin Balmar Manufacturing Co., remaining there for 16 years. After leaving Franklin Balmar, he went to work for Johns Hopkins University, where he remained, working as the grants officer in the Department of Arts and Science, until he retired in 1983 after 27 years of service.

He married Pollyanne in 1956, and together, they raised a son. After his retirement, they moved to Chestertown.

Mr. Proctor was a past member of the St. John's Huntington Church in Baltimore, where he was a member of its vestry, its treasurer and a Sunday school teacher. After moving to Chestertown, he became an active member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and the Chestertown Lions Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, in 1996.

He is survived by a son, James R. Proctor of Chestertown; a brother, Richard D.J. Proctor of Milton, Fla.; a sister, Mary Dryden Sollers of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown.

Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, PO Box 875, Chestertown.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home.

 

Aleine H.J. Short, 90

MILLSBORO - Aleine H.J. Short of Millsboro died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, in her home. She was 90.

Mrs. Short worked for Georgetown Trust Co., which became a branch of Wilmington Trust Co., in Georgetown for a total of 43 years before retiring as the branch's treasurer.

She was a member of the Millsboro Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd T. Short, in 1978.

She is survived by three nephews and three nieces who looked after her, James N. Smith of Frankford, Richard I. Smith of Newark, Donald C. Smith of Georgetown, Nancy Mattson of Wilmington, Carol Pettyjohn of Milton and Kathleen Bigony of York, Pa.; and several other nephews and nieces.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Indian River Senior Center Inc., 322 Mitchell St., Millsboro, DE 19966.

 

Elva M. Wyatt, 88

MILFORD - Elva M. Wyatt of Milford died of heart failure Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, in Milford. She was 88.

Mrs. Wyatt worked in many of the shops in Milford, and retired from Dot's Card and Gift Shop in 1967.

She attended the First Presbyterian Church, Milford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles ''Chic'' Wyatt, in 1987; and a son, Charles Major Wyatt, in 1996.

She is survived by a son, Ronnie R. Wyatt of Newark; a sister, Hazel M. Sczubelek of Newark; three grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Milford, P.O. Box 172, Milford, DE 19963.
 

Alma C. Smith, 83

HARRINGTON - Alma C. Smith of Harrington died of respiratory failure Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, in her home. She was 83.

Mrs. Smith and her husband had owned and operated Burton's Sport Shop in Harrington for 46 years. She retired in 1986.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and its choir; a member and poppy chairwoman of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7; a member of the Harrington Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary; and a member of the Milford AARP chapter and the Harrington Senior Center.

Mrs. Smith was a volunteer in the Milford Memorial Hospital pharmacy, where she was honored for 3500 hours of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burton T. Smith, in 1976; and a son, Randall T. Smith, in 1993.

She is survived by a sister, Mabel Thompson; four grandsons, Randee B. Smith, Glenn B. Smith and Forrest P. Smith, all of Harrington, and Eric C. Smith of El Paso, Texas; four great-grandson; and three great-granddaughters.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Commerce Street, Harrington, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Trinity U.M. Church, Harrington, DE 19952; or to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Arrangements by McKnatt Funeral Home, Harrington.

 

Maggie Sarah Baker, 89

GUMBORO - Maggie Sarah Baker of Gumboro died of heart failure Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, in Chancellor Care Center, Delmar. She was 89.

Mrs. Baker was born in Gumboro, the daughter of the late Noah J. and Della M. Hadder Collins.

She was a member of Salisbury Baptist Church, Salisbury, Md.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Roy Baker, in 1979; and a sister, Estella Mae Adkins, Dec. 2, 1998.

She is survived by a daughter, Agnes M. Taylor of Parsonsburg, Md.; a brother, Granville Collins of Gumboro; three sisters, Ola Moore of Laurel, Edith Shockley of Salisbury and Ruth Larmore of Parsonsburg, Md.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, with the Rev. James Langrall officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery, Willards, Md.

 

Velma Olivia Barham, 84

HURLOCK, Md. - Velma Olivia Barham of Hurlock died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, in Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge. She was 84.

Mrs. Barham was born April 27, 1914, in Dorchester County, the daughter of the late James W. Jones and Sadie Pinder Jones.

She attended the public schools of Dorchester County in Hurlock.

Mrs. Jones was an employee of the Acme Market of Hurlock, retiring at age 65.

She was a very modest lady and a devoted mother and wife.

Mrs. Jones was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and a supporter of it throughout her life. One of her favorite hymns was ''When Jesus Comes Into My Life.'' Some of her most rewarding experiences were serving on the usher board and being a dedicated member of the Communion team.

The traditional family gathering and feasting around Labor Day was another highlight in her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry E. Barham, also from Hurlock.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Dr. Carl S. and Delores W. Barham of Columbia and James E. Barham of Williamsburg and Gladys Barham; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hurlock United Methodist Church, Hurlock, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Federal Hill Cemetery, Federalsburg.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Hurlock.

 

Bruce Ballard, 43

GIRDLETREE, Md. - Bruce Ballard of Girdletree died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. He was 43.

Mr. Ballard was born on Oct. 28, 1955, in Salisbury, the son of Sarah Ames of Snow Hill and Rudolph Taylor of Girdletree.

He was employed at Perdue Farms.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Dorothy Taylor, and a grandfather, George Taylor, who raised him.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three daughters, LaShayle Fletcher of Pocomoke City, Chelsea Ballard of Salisbury and Shanika Roy of Princess Anne; a son, Darius Dennis of Princess Anne; four sisters, Glenda Smith of Cambridge and Brenda Ames, Denise Ames and Brenda Holden, all of Snow Hill; four brothers, Maurice Ames and Anthony Sterlings of Snow Hill, Gregory Ames of Washington, D.C., and Rudolph Dennis of New York; a devoted friend, Elvira White of Pocomoke City; maternal grandparents, Artie and Elizabeth Ballard of Snow Hill; and several uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

Service will be noon Saturday at the Cool Spring United Methodist Church, Girdletree. The Rev. Thomas Fitchett will officiate.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, and one hour prior to the service, at the church.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Pocomoke City.

 

Harry R. 'Dutch' Exner, 66

MILLSBORO - Harry R. ''Dutch'' Exner of Millsboro died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, in Burlington County Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, N.J. He was 66.

Mr. Exner was born in Trenton, N.J., and resided in the Hamilton Township, N.J., area for most of his life before moving to Millsboro five years ago.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict.

Mr. Exner was employed as an operations manager for Bell Atlantic and its predecessor, the Bell Telephone System of AT&T, for 32 years. Most recently, he was employed with Siemens Tel-Plus as an operations manager, and retired after 10 years of service.

He was a former member of the Trenton Elks, and had been an elder at the Brick Presbyterian Church of Bricktown, N.J.

At the time of his death, Mr. Exner was a member and the Sunday school superintendent and treasurer of the East Gate Presbyterian Church, Long Neck.

He was a local artist, and placed in several contests for his work with watercolor.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta K. Exner; two sons and one daughter-in-law, David Exner of Bricktown and Glenn and Jennifer E. Hopwood of Allentown, N.J.; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Diana and Robert Ewashko of Mount Holly, Mary Jane Creely of Riverside, N.J., Tina and Mike Fossati of Hamilton, N.J., and Jackie Kuck of Largo, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Judy Exner of Hamilton Township; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Shirley Kiss of Mount Holly, Patricia and George Malick of Columbia, Md., Phyllis Braun of Ewing Township, N.J., and Marion and Jamie Heilman of Ocean City, N.J.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at East Gate Presbyterian Church, Long Neck, with the Rev. Craig Lins, pastor, officiating.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the East Gate Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Long Neck, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Arrangements by Saul Memorial Home, Trenton.

 

Albirta Flamer, 95

MAGNOLIA - Albirta Flamer of Magnolia died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 95.

Mrs. Flamer was born June 2, 1903, in Maryland, the daughter of the late Albert and Gracie Flamer. She was the youngest daughter of 10 children (four girls and six boys).

She received her education in the public school system of Maryland.

Mrs. Flamer loved to cook and enjoyed domestic-type work.

She loved going to church and, whenever her health would allow, she was always in a hurry to go to her home church, Holy Tabernacle Church of Love.

Mrs. Flamer was a very loving, caring and sharing person. She would give you her last dollar if you needed it. She loved to read the Bible and listen to music.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Flamer.

She is survived by a daughter, Grace Chase of Dover; two sons, Leonard Flamer of Harrington and James Flamer of Houston; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Service will be noon Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 717 West Division St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Kenneth Rudolph Johns, 55

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Kenneth Rudolph Johns of Cambridge died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, outdoors in Cambridge. He was 55.

Mr. Johns was born May 24, 1943, in Hurlock, the son of the late Freddy Adams and Pearl Ruby Johns.

He was educated in the Dorchester County public school in Hurlock.

Mr. Johns made many friends and was a very kindhearted person. He loved to share what he had. He loved singing and was with a group at one time. The musical group was a spiritual part of his living.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Georgeanna Earle Johns.

He is survived by a sister, Ruby Pearl Redd; two uncles, Dewitt Johns of Hurlock and Truckson Johns of Philadelphia; five aunts, Bernice Crawford and Mamie Stanley, both of Hurlock, Elnora Williams of Trappe, Janet Moore of Mechanicsville and Sadonia Adams of Baltimore; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hurlock United Methodist Church, Hurlock, where friends may call one and one-half hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Washington Cemetery, Hurlock.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Hurlock.

 

Burton Joseph, 57

SEAFORD - Burton Joseph of Seaford died of cancer Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, in his home. He was 57.

Mr. Burton was born in Laurel, the son of the late Norman Burton Joseph and Blanche Catherine Whaley Joseph.

He worked for C.C. Oliphant & Sons Roofing, Laurel, as a sheet-metal worker for 23 years and, for the past five years, had been a shop foreman at R&S Fabrication, Seaford.

Mr. Burton attended the Atlanta Road Alliance Church.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Chesser Joseph; a daughter, Tanya J. Joseph, at home; two brothers, Ralph N. Joseph of Laurel and Roy T. Joseph of Seaford; and a sister, Kathleen M. Hearn of Laurel.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford, with the Rev. Samuel W. McGarvey officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice Inc., Suite 107, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

Charles W. Reed, 67

MILFORD - Charles W. Reed of Milford died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, in Bayhealth/Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. He was 67.

Mr. Reed was the son of the late James C. and Virginia Dickerson Reed.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn C. Reed; a daughter, Catherine Whitteker of Amma, W. Va.; a son, Patrick Alan Reed of Northridge, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Hughes and Ruth Marvel, both of Milton; a stepdaughter, Micky Hughes of Georgetown; a stepson, Kevin Christy of Douglasville, Ga.; and several grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front Street, Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

The family suggests donations be made to Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church Street, Milford, DE 19963; or to Home of The Brave, R.D. 1, Box 149, Lincoln, DE 19960.

 

L. Grant Schools, 29

CLAYTON - L. Grant Schools of Clayton died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, in Bayhealth/Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 29.

Mr. Schools was in his junior year at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston. He was a 1987 graduate of Smyrna High School.

He enjoyed golfing and computers.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Scott Schools, in 1989; and a half-brother, John Schools, in 1992.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Jane Still Ford and Joseph Ford of Clayton; his father, Bud Schools of Clayton; two brothers, Dean Schools of Kansas City, Mo., and Kent Schools of Clayton; a sister, Jan Schools of Clayton; a half-brother, Glenn Ford of Clayton; a half-sister, Vonnie Reynolds of Callao, Va.; his maternal grandparents, Buck and Katherine Still of Smyrna; and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Du Pont Highway, Smyrna.

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., 29 South Main Street, Smyrna.

 

Lillie B. Webb, 80

OCEAN VIEW - Lillie B. Webb of Ocean View died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, in her home. She was 80.

Mrs. Webb was born Jan. 26, 1908, in Roxana, the daughter of the late Aveington W. and Sarah Fenton Chandler.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Webb, in 1987; and two sons, Ralph A. Webb in 1973 and Bobby R. Webb in 1982.

She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty Layfield of Dagsboro, Janet and Paul Marvel of Frankford and Sarah Lee and Howard Mitchell of Greenwood; a brother, Wilbert Chandler of Roxana; nine grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. James Langrall will officiate.

Burial will be in St. George's Cemetery, Clarksville.

 

Robert John Weishaupt, 56

RIDGELY, Md. - Robert John Weishaupt of Ridgely died of natural causes Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 56.

Mr. Weishaupt was born April 7, 1942, in Baltimore, the son of Rose Cox Weishaupt of Centreville and the late Carl V. Weishaupt.

He was a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army, and had been stationed at the White House, with a ''President's Eyes Only'' security clearance, to work in the White House Communications Agency and at the LBJ Ranch, 1966-1968.

Mr. Weishaupt had attended the University of Maryland, College Park, prior to entering the Army, and following military service, attended the University of Houston, receiving a B.A. in English from the latter in 1972.

He had worked as a salesman.

Mr. Weishaupt was a devoted family man, was an avid stamp collector and a writer, and enjoyed reading.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Janelle Weishaupt; two sons, Jason Weishaupt of Columbia and Adam Weishaupt of Ridgely; and two brothers, Walter Weishaupt of Florida and Carl V. Weishaupt of Centreville. He was expecting a grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely.


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