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Obituaries

Mary Frances Hall

Mary Frances Hall

August 30, 1930 — March 31, 2012
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Mary Frances Hall, 81, of Elkton, MD, passed away March 31, 2012. Born in Maysville, WV, Mary was the daughter of the late George Dewey and Mary Elizabeth MacDonald Cosner. She was a country music fan and enjoyed playing Bingo, cards and trying her luck at the slot machines. She is survived by her son, Clifton Randall Hall and his wife Melissa of Central Square, NY; two daughters, Debbie Cannon and her husband Edward of North East, MD and...

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Elizabeth M. Bailey

November 30, 1941 — March 30, 2012
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Elizabeth M. (Libby) Bailey, 70, of Parma Heights, OH, passed away March 30, 2012 at Governor Bacon Health Center. Born in Daniels, WV on November 30, 1941, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Woodrow J. and Panzie Mitchem Bailey. She was a legal secretary in Ohio and Arizona. She is survived by her brother Mack R. Bailey and his wife Roberta J. of Earleville, MD; sister in law Mildred Tyree-Shrewsbury of Newark, DE, nieces Terri S....

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Grace L. Blendy

Grace L. Blendy

December 30, 1928 — March 29, 2012
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Grace L. 'Amazing Grace' Blendy, 83, of Elkton, MD, passed away March 29, 2012 at Elkton Care and Rehabilitation. Born in Bear, DE on December 20, 1928, Grace was the daughter of the late Benjamin Y. Lloyd and Lillie Marie Anderson Reynolds. She was employed as a most congenial and professional receptionist/operator at W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. for 27 years. Prior to her employment at W.L. Gore, Grace worked at Wetherall Steel in Baltimore...

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Richard E. Ward

May 7, 1953 — March 28, 2012
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Richard E. Ward, 58, of Elkton, MD, passed away March 28, 2012 after a brief illness. Born in Washington, DC on May 7, 1953, Richard was the son of the late Richard Ward and Oma Fay Cheek Mecke. He was a graduate of the Philadelphia State School for the Deaf. Richard was an outstanding handyman who with even limited resources could fix just about anything. He took a lot of pride in his work and was a very dedicated tradesman. ...

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Warren M. Hutton

— March 27, 2012
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Warren M. Hutton, 80, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at home March 27, 2012 surrounded by his family. Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 5, 1931, Warren was the son of the late George and Anna Logan Hutton. He graduated from Haverford High School and worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service at the Sharon Hill Post Office until his retirement in September 1989. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1950-54...

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Dorothy M. Laws Steen

September 26, 1920 — March 26, 2012
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Mrs. Dorothy May Laws Steen, age 91, of Hockessin, DE, died peacefully at home on Monday, March 26, 2012 with her 3 daughters by her side. Doe, as she was known all her life, was born in Middletown, DE of September 26, 1920, daughter of the late J. Theodore and Ethel (Wilson) Laws. She graduated from Middletown High School in June 1938. She married Paul Donald Steen, on Christmas Eve 1941. A dedicated homemaker, Doe and her family moved...

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Conley E. Barker

Conley E. Barker

November 13, 1950 — March 24, 2012
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Conley E. Barker, age 61, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on March 24, 2012 at Union Hospital. He was born on November 13, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio to Millard and Willie (Wyatt) Barker. Conley was a wonderful, caring, selfless man who put his family first above all else. He was extremely spiritual and loved attending church and bible study. He enjoyed the simple things in life and thrived off of helping others in many different ways. Many...

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Hilda Martha McKenney

February 2, 1937 — March 19, 2012
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Hilda Martha McKenney, age 75, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012. She was born on February 2, 1937 to the late Frank and Ida (Carey) Porter. Hilda is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Donald McKenney of Pike Creek, DE; sons, Jeffrey McKenney of New Castle, DE and Stephen McKenney of Pike Creek, DE; daughter, Penny McKenney of Pike Creek, DE; 5 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. Services will be private.

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Ruth Peel Kucharsey

Ruth Peel Kucharsey

February 1, 1916 — March 17, 2012
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Ruth Peel Kucharsey, age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Christiana Hospital. She was born on February 1, 1916 to the late Archie L. and Mary (McCormick) Peel. Ruth worked as an Administrative Assistant at DuPont and the University of Delaware, and ended her work career with 20 years of administrative service at the Newark School District. She also worked as an aide to her father, State Representative, Archie L...

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Amber Lynn Benson

Amber Lynn Benson

October 25, 1991 — March 16, 2012
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Our precious Amber was taken from us on Friday March 16, 2012. She was 20 years old. Amber was a ray of sunshine in the lives of so many who knew her. Amber was a graduate of Christiana High School. During her high school years she also attended the Networks School, where she has been continuing her education. Through the Networks School, Amber volunteered at Faithful Friends and helped socialize animals for adoption. She especially enjoyed...

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