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Lois A. Mannering, 58
DOVER - Lois A. Mannering of Dover, and formerly of Townsend, died of a heart attack Tuesday, May 5, 1998 in Kent General Hospital. She was 58.
Ms. Mannering retired from the State of Delaware, where she had worked for the Department of Correction and also the Division of Highways.
She is survived by her mother, Mildred E. Mannering of Townsend; a sister, June M. Stover of Smyrna; two nephews, Gary L. Stover Jr. of Chesapeake City, Md., and Jeffery B. Stover of Smyrna; and a niece, Lori L. Stover of Fair Hill, Md.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Townsend Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions be made to American Diabetes Foundation, 110 S. French St., Wilmington, DE.
Rosemary Rose, 64
DOVER - Rosemary Rose of Dover died Thursday, May 7, 1998 in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 64.
Mrs. Rose was born in 1934, the daughter of the late James V. and Alberta Cullen.
She Graduated from Dover High School in 1952.
Mrs. Rose retired from Dover Air Force Base in 1988 after 32 years with the Civil Service as a cashier in the Accounting and Finance Office, and for the last nine years, she was employed by Wilmington Trust, Milford.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Earl Rose of Dover; two daughters, Kelley R., and her husband, Bryan G. Jones, of Warwick, Md., and Lisa R., and her husband, Fred S. Billings, of Salisbury, Md.; three brothers, James Cullen, Gerald Cullen and John Cullen, all of Dover; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Service will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 South Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
George Briggs, 72
GEORGETOWN - George Briggs of Georgetown died of heart failure Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 72.
Mr. Briggs was a retired farmer and owner of Lucky Star Farms.
He was a past master of Midland Grange 27; a 40-year member of Union Lodge 3, International Order of Odd Fellows, Georgetown; and also a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Catherine M. Briggs; two sons, Charles Elmer Briggs Sr. and Lewis W. Briggs II, both of Georgetown; a daughter, Ruth Briggs King of Georgetown; six grandsons; a granddaughter; a stepgranddaughter; a great-grand daughter; three brothers, John L. Briggs of Georgetown, David R. Briggs of Oak Orchard and Theodore Briggs of Dover; and two sisters, Marcela Reeser of Hammonton, N.J., and Dora Hauck of St. Charles, Mo.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
Contributions can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, E. Market St., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Louis Jacono, 70
MIDDETOWN - Louis Jacono of Middletown died of a heart attack Thursday, May 7, 1998, at work. He was 70.
Mr. Jacono was an Army veteran.
He was working as a consultant for the Montell Corp., Elkton, Md. He retired in 1993 from Highmont, and he also worked for Hercules Co. for over 30 years as a mechanical engineer.
Mr. Jacono enjoyed doing carpentry and woodworking in his spare time. He also enjoyed traveling.
He was a member of the Woodworkers Guild of Delaware.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Helen D. Jacono; three sons, Steve of Middletown, Bruce of San Diego, Calif., and Eric of Bear; two daughters, Colette Jacono of Gainesville, Fla., and Carla Dabundo of Boothwyn, Pa.; three sisters, Regina Wojciechowsky of Fla., Elsie Newsham of Lewes, and Theresa Minor of Ithaca, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Service will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 4 Trolley Square, Wilmington, DE 19905.
Henrietta Caldwell, 84
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Henrietta Caldwell of Norristown died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in the Rittenhouse Pine Center for the Elderly, Norristown. She was 84.
Mrs. Caldwell was born in 1913 in Westmoreland County, Va., the daughter of the late Jefferson and Rosalee Coleman.
She attended school in Westmoreland, Va.
Mrs. Caldwell was a domestic worker most of her life.
She was a mother and a member of The Fountain Of Life Community Church, Norristown; she would help in any way she could, as well as helping out in other churches when needed as long as she could.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Caldwell.
She is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends, Sister Grace Watson of Clayton and other very devoted friends, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Briggus, Sylvia ''Baby'' Lawton, Neal Driggus, and Mr. and Mrs. Elton Woodall, all of Star Hill.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Star Hill AME Church, Star Hill, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Dover.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Howard L. 'Hank' Struble, 68
MILLINGTON, Md. - Howard L. ''Hank'' Struble of Millington died Thursday, May 7, 1998, in his home.
Mr. Struble was born in 1930 in Newark Valley, N.Y., son of the late Leo and Gladys McCoy Struble.
He moved to Millington in 1963; there, he owned and operated Hank's Pool Service, and retired from R.C.O. Lumber, Millington, in 1992 after 20 years of being a foreman.
He enjoyed making lawn ornaments for his family and friends, and he also enjoyed NASCAR racing.
Mr. Struble was a member of Millington Moose Lodge 1909, where he held numerous offices, including governor. He was a social member of V.F.W. Post 652.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Struble.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Shirley Ranson Struble; two sons, Howard L. Struble Jr. of Endicott, N.Y., and Bob Bakeoven of Chestertown; eight daughters, Cheryl Jones of Owego, N.Y., Anna Quick of Maine, N.Y., Caroline Sistein of Saunders, Ky., Sheila Martin of Boca Raton, Fla., Shirlyn Harris of Chestertown, ''Jerry'' Cahall of Hacks Point, Robin Bland of Chestertown, Debbie Bakeoven of Millington; three brothers, Mike Struble of Owego, Donald Struble of Denver, Colo., and James Struble of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Caroline Miller of Apalachin, N.Y., Rosalee Espe of Owego; 18 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. William Humphrey will officiate.
Burial will be in Galena Cemetery.
Claude R. Neeman, 81
GREENWOOD - Claude R. Neeman of Greenwood, and formerly of Harrington, died Friday, May 8, 1998, in Country Rest Home.
Mr. Neeman was raised on a farm in Felton.
He attended felton Schools.
Mr. Neeman served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1944-1946.
He retired from the General Baking Co., Harrington, after many years of service.
Mr. Neeman enjoyed fox hunting and caning chairs, and was a loyal fan of the New York Yankees.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Rash Neeman, in 1995.
He is survived by two daughters, Claudia Hughes of Wilmington and Brenda Pomianoski of Skillman, N.J.; a sister, Elizabeth Artis of Dover; and three brothers, Roland Neeman of Camden, Gerald Neeman of Hockessin and William Neeman of Indiana.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Price Funeral Home, 6 Dorman St., Harrington.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests donations
be made to the charity of one's choice in memory of Mr. Neeman.
Fletcher A. Perry, 73
HURLOCK, Md. - Fletcher A. Perry of Hurlock, Md., died Friday, May 8, 1998, in Memorial Hospital, Easton. He was 73.
Mr. Perry was born 1925 near Choptank, Md., the son of the late Emmit and Eva Agnes Chambers Perry.
He was employed as a truck driver for Phillips Oil Company of Cambridge for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby M. Andrews Perry, in 1992.
He is survived by two daughters, Joan C. Williamson of Federalsburg and Eva Ann Safrit of Rhodesdale; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a twin brother, Francis Perry of Gransonville; a brother, James Perry of Milford, Del.; two sisters, Rebeca Reid of Hurlock and Marie Covey of Easton; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg, where the Rev. Dennis Foster will officiate.
Serving as pallbearers will be Henry Dockins Jr., Jeff Fletcher, Richard Harris, Michael Harris, David Safrit, Emerson Williamson and Timothy Cole.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Hill Crest Cemetery, Federalsburg.
Bessie M. Blanchard, 88
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Bessie M. Blanchard, of Chestertown, died Friday, May 8, 1998, in Kitty's Domiciliary Care Home, Sudlersville. She was 88.
Mrs. Blanchard was born in Greenup, Ill., the daughter of the late Herman A. and Anna Lubbers Burns.
She graduated from Greenup High School, class of 1926, and from nursing school in 1929. She attended the University of Michigan and graduated as a public health nurse.
Mrs. Blanchard worked in Detroit, Mich., as a visiting nurse and during World War II as an industrial nurse.
She enjoyed traveling and needlework.
Mrs. Blanchard was a charter member of The Presbyterian Church of Chestertown.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest William Burns, in 1993.
She is survived by her husband, William P. Blanchard; a daughter, Linda Anne Walmsley of Chestertown; two brothers, Raymond Herman Burns of Powhattan Point, Ohio, and Lloyd Marion Burns of Steubenville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Julia and Christopher Walmsley of Chestertown.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Presbyterian Church of Chestertown, where the Rev. Earl Brooks will officiate.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Fellows Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.
Burial will be in Crumpton Cemetery, Crumpton.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to The Presbyterian Church of Chestertown, 905 Gateway Drive, Chestertown, MD 21620 or to Kent and Queen Annes Hospital Auxiliary, 100 Brown St., Chestertown, MD 21620.
Jane Elizabeth Headlee Buttrill, 77
SUDLERSVILLE, Md. - Jane Elizabeth Headlee Buttrill of Sudlersville, died from an aneurism, Friday, May 8, 1998, in Kent and Queen Annes Hospital, Chestertown. She was 77.
Mrs. Buttrill was born in Teague, Texas, the daughter of the late Horace H. and Lillian M. Headlee.
She was a school teacher for the Anne Arundel County public school system for 25 years, retiring in 1984. She specialized in special education and teaching deaf children.
She loved baking, gardening, and canning and processing vegetables from her garden.
Mrs. Buttrill was a member of the Calvary-Asbury United Methodist Church, Sudlersville, and a member of the Sudlersville Homemakers; she also was the past Maryland Chapter Queen of the International Flying Farmers; she was very active in the tape ministry at Calvary-Asbury Church and would deliver sermons to shut-ins around the area; she was very involved in the Del-Mar-Va Walk to Emmaus, an ecumenical spiritual movement; she was active in the cancer support group at Kent and Queen Annes Hospital.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, W. Hearon Buttrill; three sons, Bill Buttrill of Crisfield, Wally Buttrill of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Walter Buttrill of West Chester, Ohio; three daughters, Judy Patnaude of Restin, Va., Nancy Chambers of Centreville, and Sarah Carey of Clarksville, Del.; a sister, Grace Bailey of Webster, Texas; a dear friend, Mary Ponder of Fort Worth, Texas; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren - the third one was born the day of her death.
Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Calvary-Asbury United Methodist Church, Sudlersville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service and friends may also call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, MD.
Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 711, Chestertown, MD 21620 or the Del-Mar-Va Walk to Emmaus, c/o Bob Foster, 225 E. Flagstone Drive, Newark, DE 19702-3645 or the Chesapeake Walk to Emmaus, Box 4, Seaford, DE 19973.
Hazel Esther Eaton Rhodes, 82
BALTIMORE, Md. - Hazel Esther Eaton Rhodes of Baltimore, Md., died Friday, May 8, 1998, in the Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home, Baltimore. She was 82.
Mrs. Rhodes was born in 1915 in Queen Anne, the daughter of the late George and Mary Brown Eaton.
She graduated from Tri County High School, Class of 1934.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Reese Rhodes, in 1997.
She is survived by a son, Edwin R. Rhodes Jr. of Baltimore; two daughters, Patricia E. Chambers of Virginia Beach, Va., and Susan L. Emminizer of Baltimore; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Centreville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Centreville Cemetery, Centreville
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Saint Agnes Hospice, 900 Caton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229.
Mary Marie Virdin, 78
DOVER - Mary Marie Virdin of Dover died Friday, May 7, 1998, in Silver Lake Nursing Home. She was 78.
Mrs. Virdin was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Cowgirls Homemaker Club and attended Roby United Methodist Church, Leipsic.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Odella Davis, and her husband, William Artis Virdin in 1960.
She is survived by three sons, Charles Jack and his wife Diane Virdin of Dover, Robert Olin and his wife Sandra Virdin of Hartly, and Ronald Lee and his wife Marie Virdin of Smyrna; a daughter, Sonja Marie and her husband Elwood Carey of Dover; 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchilren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be at Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.