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Mary Louise Miller, 79

PEARISBURG, Va. - Mary Louise Miller of Pearisburg died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, in her home. She was 79.

Mrs. Miller was born in 1918, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ennis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert F. Miller.

She is survived by her son, Joseph E. Miller; three sisters, Elizabeth ''Betty'' Fugee, Dorothy ''Dot'' Burke and Virginia Bice, all of Delaware; two grandchildren, Andrew Joseph Miller and Caitlin Grace Miller both of Hiwassee, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton, where The Rev. John Dean will officiate.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes.
 
 

Phyllis Courtney, 92

SWANSEA, S.C. - Phyllis Courtney of Swansea, S.C died Sunday, June 21, 1998, during her visit to Delaware, in the Capital Health Care Services in Dover. She was 92.

Mrs. Courtney was born in Chatham, Kent County, England, the daughter of the late Charles and Alice Sawyer Fleiger.

She retired from Dillon Read of Wall Street in New York.

Mrs. Courtney had been a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Swansea, and of the Women of the ELCA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Courtney Sr.

She is survived by a son, George Courtney Jr. of Camden, whom she was staying with for the past four months; a daughter, Alice Sant'Andrea of New York City, N.Y.; a sister, Edna Schade of Sooke, British Columbia; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Service was held on Thursday, June 25 in the Good Sheperd Lutheran Church with burial in Melrose Cemetery in Swansea.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Swansea.

Local arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
 
 

John F. Noronowicz, 68

MILLSBORO - John F. Noronowicz of Millsboro died of lung cancer Thursday, July 2, 1998, in his home. He was 68.

Mr. Noronowicz was born in 1929, in Wilmington, the son of the late John J. Noronowicz and Alice Zelazny.

He had been an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Noronowicz retired in 1986 from General Motors as an electrical repairman after 26 years of service.

He enjoyed fishing and crabbing.

Mr. Noronowicz was a member of the VFW in Kennett Square, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Noronowicz of Millsboro; a son, Michael Bove of Modena, Pa.; two daughters, Michelle Brittingham and her husband, Bill, both of Avondale, Pa., and Jeannette Noronowicz of Tucson, Az.; a sister, Sylvia McCool of Wilmington; three brothers, Stan Noronowicz of Lewes, Joe Noronowicz of Wilmington and Ronnie Noronowicz of Smyrna; and six grandchildren, Tiffany, Elizabeth, Anthony, Natalie, Jason and LaTosha.

Service and burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 228C North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947 or to the Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes.
 
 

Alice Elizabeth Klein, 68

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Alice Elizabeth Klein of Chestertown died Thursday, July 2, 1998, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital. She was 68.

Mrs. Klein was born in 1930, in Still Pond, Md., the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Mary Elizabeth Crossley Mann.

She attended Chestertown High School.

Mrs. Klein worked with Acme Supermarkets for several years. She later worked with her sister at Unruh's Coffee Shop for several years before moving on to providing personal care for many Chestertown families. Her health forced her into retirement in 1992.

She enjoyed gardening, working diligently on her flowers. She also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her friends.

She is survived by two sons, Randy Klein of Chestertown and Robbie Klein of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a daughter, Patsy Klein Bische of Bradenton, Fla.; a sister, Theresa Unruh of Chestertown; two foster-brothers, Elmer and Charles Taylor, both of Chestertown; two foster-sisters, Helen Knott of Ridgley, Md., and Pauline Starkey Clark of Catonsville, Md.; and eight granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Rd. in Chestertown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Still Pond Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Chestertown Rescue Squad in Chestertown, Md.
 
 

Helen H. King, 74

GEORGETOWN - Helen H. King of Georgetown died Thursday, July 2, 1998, in the Beebe Medical Center. She was 74.

Mrs. King was a homemaker and in previous years, had been a baby sitter. She also delivered newspapers for the Wilmington News Journal.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. ''Cliff'' King, in 1997.

She is survived by two sons, Alan S. of Oak Orchard and Gerald C. of Georgetown; two sisters, Ruby Jackson of Newark and Agnes Scott of Chester, Pa.; a granddaughter, Mindy Eskridge of Georgetown; and three great-grandchildren, Alan, Haley and Tyra Jo Eskridge, all of Georgetown.

Service will be private.

Friends may call from 12 noon -1 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, E. Market Street, Georgetown.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
 
 

Mary Lois Yoder, 73

DOVER - Mary Lois Yoder of Dover died Thursday, July 2, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 73.

Mrs. Yoder was born in 1925, near Wellman, Iowa, the daughter of the late Samuel and Lucy Miller Swartzendruber.

She taught first grade at Central Christian School for 13 years.

Mrs. Yoder committed her life to the lord in her youth and was a member of the Central Mennonite Church in Dover at the time of her death. She loved the church and taught Sunday School for many years.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Luella, in 1917, and Ellen, in 1955, and a brother, Owen, in 1978.

She is survived by her husband, whom she married on March 16, 1947, Daniel Yoder; four children, Michael Yoder and daughter-in-law Brenda of Hartly, Rebecca Whitham and son-in-law Terry of Dover, Stephen Yoder and daughter-in-law Gayle of Dover, and Rachel Maldonado and son-in-law John of Tacoma, Wash.; two brothers, Joseph Swartzendruber of Glendale, Az., and William Swartzendruber of Kalona, Iowa; a sister, Wilma Thayer and her husband Dean of Roseville, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Ira Miller, of Dry Fork, W. Va.; a sister-in-law, Lois Gugal, of Kalona, Iowa; and five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Central Mennonite Church, Denneys Road in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service. Friends may also call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church and from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 West Camden-Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming.

Burial will be in the church's adjoining cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Central Christian School, 220 West Denny's Road, Dover, DE 19904.
 
 

Steven Mark Davis, infant

LEWES - Steven Mark Davis of Lewes died at birth Thursday, July 2, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington. He was an infant.

Steven was born on July 2, 1998, in Wilmington, the son of Virginia Dianne Davis of Lewes.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Amber Lee Lopez; his grandmother, Linda Davis of Lewes; and his grandfather, Steve Davis of Lewes.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peters Cemetery, Pilottown Road, Lewes. Father Philip Sheehy will officiate.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lewes.
 
 

Anna L. Redman Boulter, 85

ROCK HALL, Md. - Anna L. Redman Boulter of Rock Hall died Friday, July 3, 1998, in her home. She was 85.

Mrs. Boulter was born in 1912, in Talbot County, the daughter of the late George C. and Ada A. Slaughter Redman.

She attended school in Talbot County before moving to Kent County in the early 1930's.

Mrs. Boulter worked for several different companies, such as Swarthmore College as a waitress, Atlantic City in the hotel industry, Chestertown Defense Plant and Colonial Jewelers as a clerk. On Jan. 26, 1963, she married Charles Boulter, making their home in Rock Hall. Together they owned and operated Boulter Laundromat until 1996 when they sold the laundromat and retired.

She enjoyed bird watching and needlepoint. She was devoted to her family.

Mrs. Boulter was a member of Sacred Heart and St. Johns Catholic Church, where she served on the Church Council. She was a past member of Chestertown Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. She also helped prepare meals for both Rock Hall and Chestertown Lions Clubs.

In addition to her husband of 34 years, she is survived by two sons, William Carl Redman and Phillip Lee Redman, both of Chestertown; two sisters, Margaret Morris of Rock Hall, and Ada North of Easton; three brothers, Theodore C. Redman and George C. Redman, both of Chestertown, and William Eugene Redman of Baltimore; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church in Rock Hall, where the Father Leonard Blakelyt will officiate.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Rd., Chestertown.

Burial will be in St. Pauls Cemetery near Chestertown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Chester River Home Health and Hospice, 118 S. Lynchburg St., Chestertown, MD 21620.
 

Rose Mary 'Ro' Callahan, 49

EASTON, Md. - Rose Mary ''Ro'' Callahan of Easton died of cancer Monday, August 3, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 49.

Mrs. Callahan was born in Salem, N.J., the daughter of the late Gennaro Ferrelli and Catherine Marchesano Ferrelli.

She attended Penns Grove High School in Penns Grove, N.J.

Mrs. Callahan was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Talisman Callahan in 1997, and a sister, Lena Hillman.

She is survived by a son, Michael Callahan of Glen Burnie, Md.; four brothers, James Ferrelli of Browns Mills, N.J., Gabe Ferrelli of Salem, N.J., Joe Ferrelli of N.J., and Anthony Ferrelli of Wilmington; a sister, Nancy Sinigaglio of Carney's Point, N.J.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 South Second St., in Denton, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

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

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 505, Denton, Md., 21629.
 
 

Mildred Joyner, 81

SEAFORD - Mildred Joyner of Seaford died of heart failure Sunday, August 2, 1998, in Smyrna. She was 81.

Mrs. Joyner was born in 1971, in Bridgeville.

She was a domestic worker.

Mrs. Joyner was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Joyner, in 1966.

She is survived by a son, Nathaniel Joyner of Smyrna; a brother, Thelton Smith of Milford; a niece; a nephew; a friend, Maggie Bailey.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Middleford.

Arrangements by Youngs Funeral Home, Seaford.
 
 

Bessie Mae Pettyjohn Benson, 71

LINCOLN - Bessie Mae Pettyjohn Benson of Lincoln died Sunday, August 2, 1998, in the Milford Center. She was 71.

Mrs. Benson was born in 1926, the daughter of the late Robert A. Pettyjohn and Georgia Hill.

She was a domestic worker.

Mrs. Benson was a member of the Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Harrington.

She is survived by her husband, Roland Benson of Lincoln; a daughter, M. Grace Glascoe of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Roland Benson Jr. of Dover; two sisters, Carrie P. Brown of Milford and Virgie P. Lewis of Dover; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Harrington, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in Siloam A.M.E. Cemetery in Slaughter Neck.

Arrangements by Benny Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
 
 

Rev. Luther Rosevelt Stanley, 93

HURLOCK, Md. - Rev. Luther Rosevelt Stanley of Hurlock died Monday, August 3, 1998, in Mallard Bay Care Center, in Cambridge, Md. He was 93.

Rev. Stanley, the eldest of 13 children, was born in 1904, in Aireys (Dorchester County), Md., the son of the late William and Minnie Stanley.

He received his formal education in the schools of Dorchester County.

Rev. Stanley spent his entire life as a small truck farmer, school bus driver and minister of the gospel.

He is survived by a daughter, Gladys Perham of Bridgeville; three sisters, Grace Sampson of Hurlock, Emmer Hopkins of Rhodesdale, Md., and Mildred Murray of Petersburg, Md.; three brothers, Rev. George Stanley of Federalsburg, Md., Vincent Stanley of Denton, Md., and Hilton Stanley of Hurlock.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hurlock United Methodist Church, 502 Main St., Hurlock, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Hurlock.
 
 

Florence T. Starkey, 88

SUDLERSVILLE, Md. - Florence T. Starkey of Sudlersville died as a result of heart failure Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in Magnolia Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chestertown, Md. She was 88.

Mrs. Starkey was born in Barkley, Md., the daughter of the late Louis H. and Marion Carroll Teat.

She was educated in the Queen Anne's County school system.

Mrs. Starkey was a homemaker most of her life and loved to work on the family farm with her husband.

She was active in the United Methodist Women's Organization and the Sudlersville Homemakers Club, where she was a member for over 50 years.

Mrs. Starkey was family oriented and loved partaking in family activities. In her spare time, she loved growing flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, C. ''Harper'' Starkey in 1992, and a son, Charles E. Starkey in 1976.

She is survived by a daughter, Delores Chapman of Dover and a grandson, Sean Starkey, also of Dover.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fellows Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 370 Cypress St., Millington, Md., where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery.
 
 

Marydel West, 102

DAGSBORO - Marydel West, a lifelong resident of Dagsboro, died of heart failure Monday, August 3, 1998, in her home. She was 102.

Mrs. West was born in Bridgeville, the daughter of the late Isaac Willin and Fannie Wright Willin.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. West was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. West in 1956.

She is survived by a daughter, Helen I. Turner of Dagsboro.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Frankford, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in the Dagsboro Redmens Cemetery, Dagsboro.
 
 

Beatrice Helen Brittingham, 63

GEORGETOWN - Beatrice Helen Brittingham of Georgetown died Monday, August 3, 1998, in her home. She was 63.

Mrs. Brittingham was born in 1935, in Milford, the daughter of Samuel Willey of Georgetown and the late Grace Willey.

She was an employee at Naomi's Subs for 14 years, retiring in 1993.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Vance Brittingham; a son, Dalton Vance Brittingham Jr.,and a brother, James Willey.

In addition to her father, she is survived by three sons, Capt. Robert C. Brittingham of Millsboro, Samuel V. Brittingham of Georgetown, and Clifton D. Brittingham, also of Georgetown; four daughters, Donna K. Green and Christine G. Wootten, both of Georgetown, and Gloria J. Webster of Baltimore, and Holly L. Derrickson of Georgetown; a sister, Betty Byram of Littiz, Pa.; 13 grandchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium-Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.

The Rev. Douglas S. Albert will officiate.

Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery, Georgetown.

The family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division North DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, De., 19947.
 
 

William J. Pratt, 83

LEWES - William J. Pratt of Lewes died of cardiorespiratory arrest on Wednesday, July 29, 1998, in the Lewes Convalescent Center. He was 83.

Mr. Pratt was born in 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late David Pratt and Margaret Mahon.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

Mr. Pratt was the owner of William J. Pratt Realty Co., in Silver Spring, Md., for 40 years, retiring in 1962.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian J. Moore Pratt of Lewes; a son, C. David Pratt of Mt. Airy, Md.; two daughters, Valerie Jean Pratt of Lewes and Eileen Pratt Sanders of St. Augustine, Fla.; three grandchildren.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 2nd Street, Lewes, where Father Doug Culton will officiate.

Burial will be for the immediate family.

The family suggests contributions be made to Beebe Hospital School of Nursing, Market Street, Lewes, De., 19958.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
 
 

Marie Terese Joyce Quirk, 67

DOVER - Marie Terese Joyce Quirk of Dover, formerly of Dorchester, Mass., died Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 67.

Mrs. Quirk was a graduate of Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School in Boston.

She was associated with her husband in the Keg Restaurant for 18 years. She also worked part-time for 20 years with the Kent County Department of Elections as a Registar until illness forced her to leave in 1994.

Mrs. Quirk was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dover.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Paul A. Quirk of Dover; a son, Paul A. Quirk Jr. of Dover; three daughters, Marie Q. Hudson of Frederica, Mary Elizabeth Riecks of Dover, and Ann M. Lyon, also of Dover; two sisters, Mary Esty O'Connell of Dorchester, Mass., and Louise A. (Nancy) McNutt of Mashpee, Mass.; seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 631 S. State St., Dover.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Holy Cross Elementary School or National Kidney Foundation of Delaware.
 
 

Margaret McCool Mendenhall Short, 89

MIDDLETOWN - Margaret McCool Mendenhall Short of Middletown died Monday, August 3, 1998, in her home. She was 89.

Mrs. Short was born in 1908, in Elkton, Md., the daughter of the late John W. and Etta Jones McCool.

She was a graduate of Wesley Academy, Dover.

Mrs. Short served as a Red Cross Home Service Representative during World War II, and was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Earleville, Md.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Craig Short and a daughter, Angeline Mendenhall Brown, both in 1984.

She is survived by a son, Abe Mendenhall of Mendham, N.J.; two grandchildren, C.M. Brown of Glenwood, N.J., and Myra Brown of Chesapeake City, Md.; a sister, Dolly Thorton of Dover and three great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Glebe Road, Earleville, Md., where the Rev. William Plummer will officiate.

The family suggests contributions be made in her memory to Middletown Volunteer Fire Company, or Cecilton Volunteer Fire Company E.M.S. program c/o Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, P.O. Box 235, Galena, Md., 21635.
 
 

Sherri Lyn Conway, 26

DOVER - Sherri Lyn Conway of Dover died Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in Bay Health, Kent General Hospital. She was 26.

Mrs. Conway was born in 1972 in Anchorage, Alaska, the daughter of Linda D. and Dennis Winter of Magnolia.

She was a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, Class of 1991. She attended one year at Delaware Technical Community College and Delaware State University.

Mrs. Conway was employed with Greenwood Trust Company as a computer operator in the Dover office.

She was a member of the Dover Church of Christ, Dover.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of two years, Senior Airman Shawn D. Conway of Dover; two sons, Taylor Scott Conway and Brice Joseph Conway at home; a brother, Dennis D. Winter Jr. of Beaverton, Ore.; mother and father-in-law, John and Phyllis Conway of Elwood City, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Jennifer Conway of Elwood City.

Service and burial will be private.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to benefit Sherri's children, to Dover Church of Christ, 1156 S. Governor's Ave., Dover, De., 19904.


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