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Lillian S. Emory, 87
MILFORD - Lillian S. Emory of Milford died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 87.
Mrs. Emory was a supervisor in the Packing & Filling department of the L.D. Caulk Co., in Milford, for 33 years, retiring in 1975.
Mrs. Emory was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 9 in Georgetown, a member of the Shawnee Home Demonstration club, and a member of the Avenue United Methodist Church, Milford.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilson D. Shockley, and her second husband, Earl Emory; and a daughter, Helen.
She is survived by two sons, Orville W. Shockley and Harvey P. Shockley, both of Lincoln; a stepdaughter, Carolyn E. Hill of Milford; two brothers, Carl Webb and Walter Webb, both of Milford; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call an hour and a half prior to service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church St., Milford, DE 19963.
Kenneth Gordon Brenton, 67
DOVER - Kenneth Gordon Brenton of Dover died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, in his home. He was 67.
Mr. Brenton was born in Boston, the son of the late Richard Clark Brenton and Mary Cheeseman Brenton.
He was employed at Baker's Chocolate Co., which was eventually acquired by the General Foods Corp.
He married Nancy A. Searle in 1954.
Mr. Brenton and his family moved to Dover in 1964.
He served as supervisor at General Foods, retiring in 1986.
Mr. Brenton was a member and 32nd degree Master Mason with St. Paul's Algonquin Masonic Lodge, Boston.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy A. Brenton of Dover; two sons, David M. Brenton and his wife, Kimberly, both of Townsend, and Thomas M. Brenton and his wife, Robin, both of Northfield, N.J.; six brothers, Francis Brenton of Foxboro, Mass., Maxwell Brenton and Roy Brenton, both of Quincy, Mass., and Derek Brenton of Randolph, Mass., Albert Brenton of Medfield, Mass., and John Brenton of Halifax, Mass.; three sisters, Doris Brenton of Kissimmee Fla., Gerri Atherton of Beverly Hills, Fla., and Roberta Brenton of Ocala, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Christine Brenton of Northfield, N.J., Jeremy Gioffre, Morgan Gioffre, and Kenneth Gordon Brenton II, all of Townsend.
Service will be noon Saturday at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Friends may also call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
In memory of Kenneth Gordon Brenton, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Samuel C. Burrows Sr., 78
LEIPSIC - Samuel C. Burrows Sr. of Leipsic died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 78.
Mr. Burrows was the son of the late Benjamin B. Burrows Sr. and Elizabeth Collins Burrows.
He was a farmer and a waterman in the Leipsic area for a number of years.
He also was the founder of Sambo's Tavern in Leipsic, in 1953.
Mr. Burrows retired in 1985.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Burrows and Benjamin Burrows; and a sister, Ethel Krupka.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie L. Burrows of Leipsic; five sons, Harry J. Burrows of Portsmouth, Va., Frankie L. Burrows of Dover, Bobby J. Burrows and Samuel C. Burrows Jr., both of Leipsic, and Isaac J. Burrows of Clayton; a daughter, Sandra B. Cartanza of Leipsic; five stepchildren, Sgt. Phillip N. Thompson of Parris Island, S.C., Paul A. Thompson of Leipsic, Beverly L. Ackerman of Nauheim, Germany, Teresa L. Goebner of Newark, and Claudia R. Myslinski of Camden-Wyoming; seven sisters, Elizabeth Hurd of Clayton, Anna Biddle of Dover, Nellie Seward and Hilda Krupka, both of Hartly, Mildred Faulkner of Greenwood, Lulu Cummins of Dover, and Catherine Miller of Archbold, Ohio; 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Faries Funeral Home, 1250 S. Governors Ave., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Ruth E. Knapp, 69
WILMINGTON - Ruth E. Knapp of Wilmington, and formerly of Middletown, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, in Christiana Hospital. She was 69.
Mrs. Knapp was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ted G. Knapp of Wilmington; a son, Ted A. Knapp of Elkton, Md.; three daughters, Pat Bowling and Cheryl Merritt, both of Tennessee, and Ruth Ann Powers of South Carolina; four brothers, Adam Widdows and Jack Widdows, both of Newark, and George Widdows of Illinois, and Ray Widdows of Florida; three sisters, Cassie Laurenzi and Nancy Croteau, both of Wilmington, and Evelyn King of Townsend; and 12 grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Forest Cemetery, Middletown.
Henry James Yearsley, 76
MAGNOLIA - Henry James Yearsley of Magnolia died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, in Veterans Hospital, Elsmere. He was 76.
Mr. Yearsley was the son of the late Walter V. Yearsley and Mary Elizabeth Dunning Yearsley.
He served in the U.S. Army for over 20 years, retiring in 1967.
His time in service spanned World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.
He was stationed in Panama, Korea and Germany.
Mr. Yearsley was skilled in electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work in the Kent County area.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter in his spare time.
He also enjoyed spending time working in his garden and with his family.
Mr. Yearsley was a member of Disabled American Veterans, and a member of the Walter L. Fox Post 2 American Legion.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter ''Buddy'' Yearsley; and a sister, Francis Connor.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Guilma Jaramillo Yearsley of Magnolia; a son, Henry J. Yearsley Jr. of Bowers Beach; three daughters, Cynthia Antal and her husband, Jeff, both of Marydel, Nancy Wommack of Magnolia, and Mary Ulmer of Felton; and 10 grandchildren, Tina Yearsley, Roseanna Yearsley, Matthew Yearsley, Devin Yearsley, Tabatha Yearsley, Allan Switzer, Frankie Ulmer, Justin Antal, Caitlin Antal and Hope Wommack.
Service will be noon Saturday at Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call an hour and a half prior to service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park Garden of Honor, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 625 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901; or the Home of the Brave, Rt. 1, Box 149, Lincoln, DE 19960.
Ralph Lofland, 71
FREDERICA - Ralph Lofland of Frederica died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in his home. He was 71.
Mr. Lofland was a machine operator at Playtex for 39 years, retiring in 1986.
Mr. Lofland was a member of Independent Bible Fellowship Church, Harrington.
He is survived by his wife, Marie K. Lofland of Frederica; two sons, Leon L. Lofland of Frederica, and Darrell B. Lofland of Honeybrook, Pa.; a daughter, Diane M. Bunch of Bull Head City, Ariz.; two sisters, Sally Schuler of Magnolia, and Ruth Marvel of Little Creek; and four grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Independent Bible Fellowship Church, Del. 14, Harrington.
Burial will be in Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
Arrangements by McKnatt Funeral Home, Harrington.
James M. Veasey, 63
HARBESON - James M. Veasey of Harbeson died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 63.
Mr. Veasey was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1977.
He was owner and operator of the N.C. Veasey & Son in Harbeson.
Mr. Veasey was a member of Harbeson United Methodist Church, a member and past president of the Henlopen Ruritan Club, a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge, a member of the American Legion, and a member of The Redman's.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Elizabeth Holmes Veasey of Harbeson; a daughter, Valerie L. Hairr of Fayetteville, N.C.; a son, Richard A. Hairr of Fayetteville, Ga.; a sister, Olilee Scott of Georgetown; and seven grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Harbeson United Methodist Church, Harbeson, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton.
John B. Welch, 61
LAKELAND, Fla. - John B. Welch of Lakeland died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, in Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. He was 61.
Mr. Welch was born in 1937 in Milford.
He was a graduate of the University of Delaware.
Mr. Welch served as a captain in the U.S. Army.
He moved to Michigan and worked for 30 years at General Motors as supervisor of education and training, personnel director and senior administrator of labor relations. He retired from General Motors and moved to Lakeland in 1992. His business expertise led him to a position as membership executive for the Lakeland-area Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Welch was an avid baseball fan. He was active in the American Legion; Masonic Lodge and was instrumental in the success of the Detroit Tigers Booster Club, extending his enthusiasm and support to the Tigers baseball teams in Lakeland.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Regina Rogers Welch; three daughters, Karla Bailey of Norfolk, Va., Sandra Swan and Diana Welch, both of Waterford, Mich.; a sister, Roma Carney of Rehoboth Beach; a brother, Rexford Welch of Milford and two grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, Milton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33612-3497.
Guy Charles Slader, 80
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Guy Charles Slader of Chestertown died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital. He was 80.
Mr. Slader was born in 1917, in Fort Calhoun, Neb., the son of the late Guy M. Slader and Martha Mortensen Slader.
He graduated from high school in Omaha, Neb.
He attended George Washington University for three years.
Mr. Slader then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942.
He served four years before being honorably discharged in 1946.
Mr. Slader married Margaret Hunter of Chestertown, in 1947.
He worked as an accountant for DuPont Textile and Fibers department, retiring after 32 years of service.
He was an avid golfer.
Mr. Slader was a member of the Chester River Yacht and Country Club, and a member of the Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post 36, Chestertown.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Slader; and a sister, Ellen Anne Pinto.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hunter Slader of Chestertown; and several nieces and nephews.
Service and burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital Foundation, 100 Brown St., Chestertown, MD 21620.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.