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Betty Ann Cephas-Stinson, 44
DOVER - Betty Ann Cephas-Stinson of Dover died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, in her home. She was 44.
Mrs. Stinson was born in 1954, the daughter of Mrs. Delores Jones of Wildwood, N.J., and Cliford ''Dicky Bird'' Cephas of Cambridge, Md., Step-father, William Jones of Wildwood and a devoted daughter, April L. Stinson, also of Dover.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Stinson and her grandmother, Willie Mae Cephas.
In addition to her daughter and parents, she is survived by four grandchildren, Tomaya, Roger, Tiana and Amerie Tucker of Dover; two sisters, Valerie Jones of Wildwood, and Vanessa White of Los Angeles; four brothers, Wilmont and William Jones, both of Wildwood, Raymond Chase of Dover and Benjamin Jones of Grasonville, Md.; parental grandparent, Mrs. Evelyn Askins of Grasonville; a devoted mother-in-law, Elois Martin of Cambridge and grandmother, Bernice Cornish of Cambridge; five sisters-in-law, Patricia Hughes of Hurlock, Md., Lois Stinson of Cambridge, Tina Jones of Wildwood, Patricia Lee and JoAnne Chase, both of Cambridge, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, stepbrothers, stepsisters, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Refuge Temple in Cambridge, where the Rev. Gloria Cephas will officiate.
Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Waugh Church Cemetery, Cambridge.
 

Jane R. Wheatley, 78

SMYRNA - Jane R. Wheatley of Smyrna died Thursday, May 7, 1998, in her home. She was 78.

Mrs. Wheatley was born 1919 in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Clinton D. Robertson Sr. and Myrtle Mae Pearsaul.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Wheatley was a member of of Maple Dale Country Club, she was also an active supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Leslie 'Reds' Wheatley, 1984.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Service will be noon Saturday at the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.

Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, Suite 201-A, Newark, DE 19702.
 

Rebeca Jarrell Owens May, 90

BRIDGETON, N.J. - Rebecca Jarrell Owens May of Bridgeton died of congestive heart failure, on her 90th birthday, Thursday, April 30, 1998, in her home.

Mrs. May was Born in Chestertown, Md., the daughter of the late Clifton Lloyd and Elezabeth Jarrell.

She worked at the New Jersey State School for Girls, Vineland, N.J., and retired in 1972.

Mrs. May was married to H. LeRoy ''Buck'' Owens, 1926-1950, of Berton, Md., and later married Clifford May, of Bridgeton, who preceded her in death, 1958.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Emma Bennett of Chestertown, Kathryne Norris and Edith Schaffer, both of Baltimore, and Martha May Legg of Denton and two brothers, Clifton and George Henry Jarrell, both of Baltimore.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Jane Ale, of Bridgeton and a son Donald L. Owens, of Betterton; a sister, Ernespine Jarrell Matthews of Chestertown; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Serivice was held at Sray Funeral Home, Bridgeton, on Monday, May 4.

Burial was in the Jarrell family plot, Chester Cemetery, Chestertown.

Instead of flowers the family suggests contrubutions to be made to Chestertown Volunteer Fire Co. or Kent and Queen Anne's rescue squad, Chestertown, MD 21620.

 

Ronald L. Price, 61

LAUREL - Ronald L. Price of Laurel died of heart failure Monday, May 4, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 61.

Mr. Price was born 1937 in Camden, N.J.

He worked for the Department of Transportation for the state of New Jersey.

Mr. Price was a member of St. John United Methodist Church, Berlin, N.J.

He is survived by his wife, Marie L. Price of Laurel; three sons, Ronald M. Price Jr. of Philadelphia, David Price of Sicklerville, N.J., William Price of Blackwood, N.J.; seven grandchildren, four brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law and a daughter-in-law Zaira Price.

Friends may call at Miller Funeral Home in Camden, N.J. on Saturday.

 

John Charles Werden, 84

DOVER - John Charles Werden of Dover died Thursday, May 7, 1998, in Silver Lake Nursing Home, Dover. He was 84.

Mr. Werden served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He had 21 years of service and retired as a Master Sergeant, serving with the 88th Division. Starting in Italy as a quartermaster, he helped over 30 children in an orphanage with food and clothing.

He worked for civil service at the Philadelphia Naval Yard and Dover Air Force Base.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Anna M. Werden of Dover; two sons, John C. Werden Jr. of Clearwater, Fla., and James Werden of Charleston; a grandson, Christopher Werden of Charleston.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at The Trader Funeral Home Inc., 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

 

Mary Alice Massey Arbeene, 38

FRANKFORD - Mary Alice Massey Arbeene died of injuries resuting from an auto accident Tuesday, May 5, 1998, in Christiana Medical Center, Newark. She was 38.

Mrs. Arbeene was born in Baltimore, the daughter of John C. and Alice Massey.

She worked as a lab technician for Intervet Inc. of Millsboro.

She was past Honor Queen for the Order of Jobs Daughters, Bethel Chapter #20, of Frankford, and treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 281 of Ocean View, and a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Selbyville.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Paul L. Arbeene, two sons, Jon P. Arbeene and Christopher Arbeene, both at home.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Fankford. The Rev. Dale Vroman will officiate.

Friends may call from 6-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Mariner's Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View.

 

Clinton 'Sonny' B. Morris Jr., 63

BRIDGEVILLE - Clinton ''Sonny'' B. Morris Jr. of Bridgeville and formely of Denton, Md., died of heart failure, Thursday, May 7, 1998, in his home. He was 63.

Mr. Morris was born in Greensboro, Md., the son of the late Clinton Bates Morris Sr. and Virginia Morris.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Mr. Morris was a painter at the Department of Building and Grounds for the state of Maryland, Annapolis. He retired in 1997. 

He was preceded in death by a grandchild. 

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Morris of Bridgeville; a son, Wayne Morris of Denton; a daughter, Tammy Todd of Felton; a brother, Irving F. Morris of Easton, Md.; four grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton. 

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Denton Cemetery, Denton.

Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Caroline County Chapter, 218 Greenridge Road, Federalsburg, MD 21632 or S.I.D.S. Alliance, 1314 Bedford Ave., Suite 210, Balitimore, MD 21208.

 

Madeline Camper Short, 87

SEAFORD - Madeline Camper Short of Seaford and formerly of Rehoboth Beach died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, in Methodist Manor House. She was 87.

Mrs. Short was born in 1910, the daughter of the late Walter Saxton Camper and Annie Camper.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Short was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Francis Rice Short, 1990.

She is survived by four nieces, Margaret C. Thornblad, Rosalie Powers, both of Vero Beach, Fla., Patsy Garrison of Olkahoma City, and Jane Thelen of Magnolia, N.J.

Burial will be in Epworth Methodist Cemetery, Rehoboth Beach. The Rev. David Baker will officiate.

Contrabutions can be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, 32 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.

 

Lori Lyn Taylor

WYOMING - Lori Lyn Taylor of Wyoming died Wednesday, May 6, 1998.

Mrs. Taylor was born in 1966 in Seaford.

She graduated from Caesar Rodney High School, Camden, in 1984. After high school she attended the University of Delaware where she received a bachelor's degree in environmental science, graduating in 1994.

Mrs. Taylor was self-employed, and owned A-Z Marketing Designs Inc., Wyoming.

She is survived by her husband of three months, Wyoming Councilman Gary Taylor; her father, Joseph Vrudny of Dover; her mother, Kaye C. Henrichson of Lewes; her stepfather, Joe Delorenzo of Lewes; a stepbrother, Joey Delorenzo of Ocean City, Md.; a brother, Ty Vrudry, of Eugene, Ore.; a paternal grandmother, Pyllis Vrudny, of Dover; maternal grand parents, Clayton and Mary Catherine Collins, of Berlin, Md.

Service will be 7:30 p.m. today at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, where friends may call 6-9 p.m.

Burial will be private.

Intstead of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Conley's Methodist Church, RR #7 Box 93, Lewes, DE 19956.
 

Margaret Katherine Jordan, 74

HENDERSON, Md. - Margaret Katherine Jordan of Henderson died Wednesday, May 6, 1998 in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 74.

Mrs. Jordan was born in 1923 in Baltimore, the daughter of the late Elmer and Mamie Shenkell Mayhew.

She attended school in Baltimore 

Mrs. Jordan was a homemaker in the Baltimore area until 1986 when she and her husband moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to live in Grasonville and later in Henderson.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jim Jordan of Henderson; two sons, Mark S. Jordan of Denton and Javez J. Jordan of Calvert County; three daughters, Margie Houck of Grasonville; Christine Lauritzen of Seattle and Patricia Calvert of Pasadena; a brother, Elmer Mayhew of Baltimore; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Fellows Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home P.A., Chester.

Family and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery Eastern Shore, Hurlock, Md.

Contrabutions may be made to the American Lung Association, 20 E. Market St., Salisbury, MD 21801.

 

Audrey Edith Minster, Bozzelli, 67

CHURCH HILL, Md. - Audrey Edith Minster Bozzelli of Church Hill and formely of Hurlock died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in her sister's home. She was 67.

Mrs. Bozzelli was born 1930 in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Edward Bailey Minster and Anne K. Minster Phillips of Chestertown.

She enjoyed shopping.

Mrs. Bozzelli was a member of the Salisbury Moose Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Bozzelli in 1986 and her brother, Raymond Minster in 1966.

In addition to her mother she is survived by three sons, William E. Thomas and Terry C. Thomas, both of Seaford, Del., and Ronald D. Thomas of Great Mills; a daughter, Kathleen A. Williamson of Hurlock; two sisters, Joan Minster Townsend of Church Hill and Dianne Minster Bilson of Wilmington, Del.; three stepsisters, Hazel Anthony of Preston, Frances Patrick of Severn, and Ebby Hopkins of Florida; two stepbrothers, Harold Phillips of South Carolina and Kennedy Phillips of Florida; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in St. Dennis Cemetery, Galena.
Instead of flowers, contributions can be made to Queen Anne's County Hospice P.O. Box 179 Centreville, MD 21617.
 

Richard Lloyd Winter, 68
KENTMORE PARK, Md. - Richard Lloyd Winter of Kentmore Park died of a heart attack Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in his home. He was 68.
Mr. Winter was born in 1930 in Bryn Mawr, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Edna Winter. 
He was a graduate of Haverford High School class of 1947. He then attended the University of Delaware, where he graduated in 1951 as a chimical engineer.
Mr. Winter served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1954-1956. 
He worked for the Esso (Standard Oil of N.J.), then in 1958 he started work for Philadelphia Gear Corp. retiring in 1992. An Eagle Scout himself, he served as scoutmaster of Troop #121, Berwyn, Pa. 
He enjoyed all of his summers in Kentmore Park from 1932-1985 when he moved there permanently. He enjoyed a number of hobbies and interests including sailing, model railroading, golf, traveling, and his family and friends.
Mr. Winter was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was active in Wayne Prebyterian Chruch, Wayne, Pa., where he was past president of the board of deacons and served as a member of the session for serveral years. He was a past Commodore of the Philadelphia Advertising Sailing Association and the Kentmore Park Sailing Club. He was past president of the Kentmore Park Improvement Association and was serving as that organization's secretary. He was also a member of Chester River Yacht and Country Club.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Haley Winter, in 1996.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Doris Siepmann; two sons and their wifes, Richard and Beverly Winter of Runnemede, N.J., and Robert and Kathy Winter of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, J. William Winter Jr. of Oriental, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Richard II, Robert, Donald Douglas, Lauren and Caroline Winter.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Chestertown Presbyterian Chruch, Chestertown. The Rev. Julius Scheidel will officiate.

Burial will be in Shrewsbury Cemetery, Kennedyville.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Winter's name to the Kentmore Park Improvement Association, P.O. Box 176, Kennedyville, MD 21645.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Homes, Chestertown.
 

Josephine Elizabeth Waters, 101
MILLSBORO - Josephine Elizabeth Waters of Millsboro died of respiratory failure Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in Millsboro Nursing Home. She was 101.
Mrs. Waters was born in St. Martins, Md., the daughter of the late William and Hester Miller Mumford.
She was a member of the Millsboro Apostolic Faith of Jesus Christ Church, Millsboro.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Edgar Waters, in 1960, a son, William E. Waters and a daughter, Beulah Waters.
She is survived by two sons, Morris Henry Waters and Charles Clayton Waters, both of Bishopville, Md.; seven daughters, Viola W. Moore and Josephine A. Jackson, both of Millsboro, Edna E. Wooldford and Leetta V. Boykin, both of Frankford, Lille M. Taylor of Bishopville, Pauline M. Lewis of Georgetown and Joycelyn M. Bailey of Newark; 29 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 32 great-great-grandchildren, three great-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Curtis United Methodist Church, Bishopville, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Robert Starkey will officiate and the Rev. Joyce Whitington will assist.
Burial will be in the Church cemetery.
Arrangements by the Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home, Salisbury, Md.
 

Marjorie M. Clendening, 98
MILLINGTON - Marjorie M. Clendening of Millington died Wednesday, May 6, 1998 in Magnolia Hall Nursing Home, Chestertown. She was 98.
Ms. Clendening was born in Barclay, the daughter of the late George B. and Julia J. Johnson Clendcning.
She worked on the family farm in Barclay before moving to Millington, where she did domestic work for many families. Ms. Clendening enjoyed canning, cooking and baking for others.
She attended the Evangelical Christian Church, Millington, and was a member of Holden's Chapel, Marydel.
She is survived by several cousins and many dear friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home P.A., 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville.
 

Joan Elizabeth Nagy, 65
MILTON - Joan Elizabeth Nagy of Milton died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in an auto accident. She was 65.
Ms. Nagy worked prior to Omni Bank as the Town Clerk of Milton, and prior to that she was a clerk for the Board of Public Works, Lewes, for several years. She also owned and operated The Hollies Bed and Breakfast, Milton, for four years.
She was an active member of the Milton Chamber of Commerce where she also had written many articles for the Chamber Clipper Newspaper.
She was preceded in death by her father, Michael Nagy.
She is survived by her mother, Isabelle A. Nagy of Lewes; two daughters, Cindy Lemanec of Orefield, Pa., and Amy L. Kratz of Minneapolis; two sons, Michael L. Kratz of Pen Argyl, Pa., and Jan Donald Kratz of Lewes; and two sisters, Michelle N. Vessels of Lewes, and Arden Nagy of Nassau.
Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Lewes Presbyterian Church, Kings Highway, Lewes.
Contributions can be made to Lewes Aid Society, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangments by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.


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