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Barbara L. Webb

Barbara L. Webb

August 30, 1942 — March 2, 2013
Service: March 9, 2013

Barbara L. Webb, 70, of Bear, DE, formerly of Rising Sun, MD, passed away unexpectedly at her home March 2, 2013. Born in West Chester, PA on August 30, 1942, Barbara was the daughter of Ruth "Gerry" Webb and the late Hubert A. Webb. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School where she was an outstanding athlete, and Goldey Beacom College. She worked as a legal secretary and most recently at Delaware Park. She was an animal lover,...

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Josephine  M.  Ruello

Josephine M. Ruello

September 20, 1926 — February 27, 2013
Service: March 2, 2013

Josephine M. Ruello, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Calvert Manor Nursing Home. Josephine was born in Atlantic City, NJ on September 20, 1926 to the late Nicholas P. & Margaret M. (Tuccio) Ruello. Josephine graduated in 1944 from Kennett Consolidated High School in Kennett Square, PA. She was the class secretary and was also valedictorian of her class. She was fluent in Latin,...

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Diana Lynn Ciancaglione

Diana Lynn Ciancaglione

June 28, 1943 — February 26, 2013
Service: March 6, 2013

Diana Lynn Ciancaglione, age 69, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Kutz Home in Wilmington, DE. She was born June 28, 1943 in Wilmington, DE to the late William and Audrey Reeder. Diana, a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High school, earned her nursing certificate and spent her career as a registered nurse at Sun Oil, Christiana Care and Union Hospital. She loved traveling, dancing, as well as wining and dining. In...

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Harold E. Ferguson

Harold E. Ferguson

February 21, 1926 — February 26, 2013
Service: March 4, 2013

Harold E. Ferguson, age 87, of Elkton, MD passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Harold was born on February 21, 1926 to the late Joseph S. & Bertha J. (Sweede) Ferguson. Harold was a member of the Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church for 52 years. Harold served on the Board of Directors of the Head of Christiana Cemetery for 13 years and also as their President for 10 years. Harold was a...

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Charles R. Goodie

Charles R. Goodie

May 8, 1930 — February 26, 2013
Service: March 3, 2013

Charles R. Goodie, 82, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away February 26, 2013 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. Born in Rising Sun, MD on May 8, 1930, Charles was the son of the late William Clarence and Florence Wright Goodie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Charles passion was firefighting. He was a professional firefighter at Bainbridge Naval Station and Aberdeen Proving Ground and was a life member of the...

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Annabelle L.  Weldin

Annabelle L. Weldin

February 10, 1929 — February 26, 2013
Service: March 5, 2013

Annabelle L. Weldin, age 84, of Bear, DE passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Christiana Hospital after a short illness surrounded by her loving family. Annabelle was born on February 10, 1929 to the late Norman H. Laws, Sr. & Ruth V. (Morrison) Laws. Annabelle was a native Delawarean; she grew up in the Bear/Glasgow area on a farm. She was an active lifelong member of the Pencader Grange #60 and worked at the Delaware State Fair in the...

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Doris B. DeStafney

Doris B. DeStafney

June 19, 1926 — February 25, 2013
Service: March 15, 2013

Doris B. DeStafney, age 86, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Christiana Hospital. Doris was born in Newark DE on June 19, 1926 to the late Charles & Mary Biddle. She was a graduate of Newark High School. After high school, she worked for Delmarva Power as a clerk, retiring after more than 20 years of service. Delivering Meals on Wheels to the home bound for many years was her way to give back to the community and brought her...

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Luther R. Gilliam

Luther R. Gilliam

November 22, 1921 — February 24, 2013
Service: March 2, 2013

Luther R. Gilliam, age 91, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on February 24, 2013. Luther was born in Phenix, VA on November 22, 1921 to the late Luther R. Gilliam & Hannie (Pugh) Gilliam. Luther was a veteran of the Army having served from 1942-1945 and 1950-1951 in Company C, 393rd, 99th Division. He was a Prisoner of War in Germany during WWII having been captured on December 16, 1944 at the Battle of the Bulge and was liberated on April 29,...

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Elizabeth  A. Jaquette

Elizabeth A. Jaquette

October 24, 1928 — February 24, 2013
Service: March 4, 2013

Surrounded by loved ones, Elizabeth A. Jaquette, age 84, formerly of Elkton, MD passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Genesis Healthcare in Elkton, MD. Born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 24, 1928, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late James and Anna (Walther) Jaquette. Upon graduating from Elkton H.S., she worked at Libby's Beauty Shop in Elkton until she started her own shop which she operated for many years. In her spare time,...

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Ruth Barrett Kyle

Ruth Barrett Kyle

June 30, 1926 — February 24, 2013
Service: March 2, 2013

Ruth Barrett Kyle, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on February 24, 2013. Ruth was born in Sylmar, PA on June 30, 1926 to the late Clifford and Kathleen (Ferguson) Barrett. Ruth attended Beacom College where she earned a two year associate's degree. She was one of the longest standing members of Mt. Pleasant Church. Ruth was in charge of the dining room for the spring and fall turkey suppers, always making sure their were pies for all. ...

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