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Shirley E. Deppish

Shirley E. Deppish

August 11, 1943 — March 26, 2017
Service: No Services

Shirley E. Deppish of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the age of 73. She was born in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Harry and Margaret McGonigal. Shirley was a retired PCO Dispatcher for the police department. In her free time, she loved to be outside and enjoyed gardening. Shirley had a particular liking for football and NASCAR. She was an avid New England Patriots fan and liked Penn State at the college level....

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Norma L Knox

Norma L Knox

April 24, 1936 — March 23, 2017
Service: March 29, 2017

Norma Lee Knox of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was born in 1936 to the late Walter and Edna (French) Foraker. Norma was a graduate of Newark High School Class of 1954. She was a homemaker prior to pursuing a career with the Christina School District as a baker and eventually a manager of several elementary school cafeterias. Norma was dedicated to the Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary at the local and county levels. She...

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William "Bill" Brooks

William "Bill" Brooks

March 20, 1938 — March 19, 2017
Service: March 25, 2017

William "Bill" C. Brooks, Jr. of Dover, DE, age 78, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was born on March 20, 1938 to the late William C. Brooks, Sr. and Madge Sybil (Steele) Brooks. Bill was born and raised in Bluefield, WV. He married Ava R. Evans on November 2, 1955 and moved to Wilmington, DE. Upon moving to Delaware, Bill worked for Electric Hose. He then went on to work for Diamond Shamrock in Delaware City as an electrician for 28...

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John Stewart Hopkins, Jr.

John Stewart Hopkins, Jr.

March 27, 1918 — March 19, 2017
Service: March 22, 2017

John Stewart Hopkins, Jr., 98, formerly of Smyrna, died March 19 at Brookdale Senior Living Facility, Dover, Del., after an extended period of declining health. At the time of his passing, John was believed to be the oldest resident living at Brookdale. Born March 27, 1918, in Newark, Del., he was the son of the late John S. and Mabel G. Hopkins of Newark, Del. He also is preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Jane Hartman, who passed away in...

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Wilma R. Lilley

Wilma R. Lilley

April 30, 1927 — March 17, 2017
Service: March 23, 2017

Wilma R. Lilley of Dover, DE, age 89, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born in Menfro, MO on April 30, 1927 to the late William Carl Richter and Freida (Kieninger) Richter. Wilma was a member of Newark United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening in her vegetable and flower gardens. Wilma found her greatest joy in spending time with her beloved family. Wilma is survived by her husband of 62 years, Thomas M. Lilley, daughter,...

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Patricia "Patti" Alderson

Patricia "Patti" Alderson

April 5, 1940 — March 16, 2017
Service: Services Pending

Carol and I are sorry to announce that our mother, Patricia Chandler Alderson has passed away at age seventy-six and has joined our father. Patti, Mom, or Grammy was most at home on the beaches of Ocean City, Fenwick and Bethany. Heaven is sure to have a beach and ocean as beautiful as those for her to enjoy. Patricia spent her childhood on the beach at Sixth Street training lifeguards, standing up rental beach umbrellas, and waiting tables...

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Barbara Ann Greenfield

Barbara Ann Greenfield

May 25, 1933 — March 13, 2017
Service: No Services

Barbara Ann Greenfield, age 83 of Wilmington, DE passed away on March 13, 2017. She was born on May 25, 1933 in Coatesville, PA to the late, Randolph McMichael and Mary (McNeal) McMichael. Barbara worked as a nurse at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. She appreciated life and always made time to stop and smell the flowers. Many will remember her as being friendly and amiable. She was strong in her faith and active at the Newark Senior Center...

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Phyllis Anne Johnson

Phyllis Anne Johnson

June 16, 1933 — March 12, 2017
Service: No Services

Phyllis Anne Johnson of North East, MD, age 83, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was born in Hackensack, NJ on June 16, 1933 to the late Milton W. DeNure and Evelyn Blanch (Hubschmitt) DeNure. Phyllis was a homemaker that later worked as a housekeeper at the Comfort Inn in Perryville, MD. She loved drawing and crafting, growing flowers and other plants, and watching the birds. Phyllis enjoyed listening to music, especially "Amazing...

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Janice Lee Persons

Janice Lee Persons

December 3, 1949 — March 12, 2017
Service: March 20, 2017

Janice Lee Persons of Rising Sun, MD passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the age of 67. She was born December 3, 1949 in Buffalo, NY to Leroy Beilein and Helen (Phillips) Beilein. Janice graduated from Elmira College, going on to work as a Laboratory Technologist at Union Hospital and later worked for Siemens. She was a proud member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Janice enjoyed shopping and loved cooking for family and...

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Lisa Dawn Rausch

Lisa Dawn Rausch

April 3, 1971 — March 10, 2017
Service: March 18, 2017

Lisa Dawn Rausch of Rising Sun, MD, age 45, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born in Baltimore, MD on April 3, 1971 to the late William Joseph Rausch, Sr. and Patricia Jane (Soash) Rausch. Lisa was fond of traveling on her vacations. She enjoyed helping others. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family; including family game nights, watching Alisha play softball and going to the beach with Brian. Lisa is survived...

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