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Lou Burton

Lou Burton

October 15, 1926 — March 9, 2013
Service: Private Service

Lou was born in Parkville, Maryland to Edna Schimpf and Clarence Aubrey Burton. He was the younger brother to Audrey Necker and Grace Montgomery Burton. He enlisted in the Navy and worked on a mine sweeper in the North Pacific during WWII. It was there that he developed a love of Alaska and all its natural beauty. After WWII he met and married Jean Burton, the love of his life, and they remained married for 64 years until his death. They have...

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Ida E. McMullen

Ida E. McMullen

July 20, 1918 — March 7, 2013
Service: March 13, 2013

Ida E. McMullen, age 94, of Hoosick Falls, NY and formerly of Perryville, MD, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Bennington Hospital in Bennington, VT, after a short illness. Ida was born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 20, 1918 to the late Joseph Ganora and Gesuina (Conca) Ganora. She is survived by her granddaughter, Kelly Berkau of Hoosick Falls, NY, and two great grandsons, whom she adored, Jeremy Barss and Shane Barss. She was...

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John Lowery Freeman

John Lowery Freeman

March 22, 1924 — March 3, 2013
Service: March 8, 2013

John Lowery (Dick) Freeman, age 88, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Sunday March 3, 2013 at Caraway Manor in Elkton, MD. He was born in Galena, MD on March 22, 1924 to the late C. Harvey and Leona Lowery Freeman. He graduated from Galena Public School in 1940. Mr. Freeman was raised and worked on his parents' farm in Galena, MD. He started his own dairy farming in 1948 and continued to farm until 1963. He prided himself on his registered...

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Meilli Shire Paquin

Meilli Shire Paquin

— March 2, 2013
Service: March 8, 2013

Meilli Shire Paquin, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Ansbach, Germany, Meilli was the daughter of the late Johann and Karolina Wilhelminia Kohn. She studied at the University of Heidelberg, and later when she came to the United States, pursued an advanced degree at the University of Southern California. As a young woman, she was an outstanding...

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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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