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Helen Bolen Shafer

Helen Bolen Shafer

July 22, 1934 — November 11, 2012
Service: November 17, 2012

Helen Inez Bolen Shafer, age 78 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on November 11, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sneedville, TN on June 22, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Tyler and Martha Seal. Helen was a member at Janes United Methodist Church in Rising Sun, MD where she was active in the choir and walking club. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and music, but her greatest joy in life was being with her family. She...

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Frances M. Dabler

Frances M. Dabler

July 3, 1923 — November 10, 2012
Service: November 15, 2012

Frances M. Dabler, 89, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away Saturday November 10, 2012 at Singerly Manor Assisted Living in Elkton. Born in Newark, DE on July 3, 1923, Frances was the daughter of the late John and Tannie Apsley Grant. She was a homemaker and an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Chesapeake City. She is survived by a son, John "Jack" W. Dabler of Colora, MD; two daughters, Wanda L. Bull of Elkton and Ruth Ann Bull...

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Shirley (McDonald) Knight

Shirley (McDonald) Knight

April 30, 1952 — November 10, 2012
Service: November 14, 2012

Shirley Ann (McDonald) Knight, 60, of Elkton, MD, passed away at her home on November 10, 2012 surrounded by her family. Born in West Grove, PA on April 30, 1952, Shirley was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy Turner. Shirley's first love was her family and was a devoted and loving grandmother. She enjoyed camping, shopping and the beach; and was a fan of country music. She is survived by her husband Harry I. Knight; two daughters,...

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William "Captain" Haelle, Jr.

William "Captain" Haelle, Jr.

July 26, 1933 — November 9, 2012
Service: November 14, 2012

William L. Haelle, Jr., 79, of Earleville, MD, passed away at his home November 9, 2012. Born on July 26, 1933, Bill (Captain) was the son of the late William L. Haelle, Sr. and Edith Layton Haelle. He retired from Smith Kline and French where he worked as a printer. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was an active member of VFW Post 3460 in Media, PA as well as Post 7687 in Chesapeake City, MD and served as Commander at both Posts....

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Elizabeth "Betty" (Hay) Himes

Elizabeth "Betty" (Hay) Himes

July 11, 1917 — November 9, 2012
Service: November 16, 2012

Elizabeth "Betty" (Hay) Himes, 95, of Newark, DE, went home to be with the Lord on November 9, 2012. Betty was born in Berlin, Somerset Co., PA on July 11, 1917 to the late Merle Herbert and Emma Grace (Werner) Hay. She graduated from Berlin High School in 1935 where she received the 8th grade DAR Good Citizenship Award, played the piano and violin, and was a cheerleader. After retiring to Delaware, Betty continued playing the piano, as well...

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Catherine Mary Jensen

Catherine Mary Jensen

February 29, 1920 — November 7, 2012
Service: November 13, 2012

Catherine M. Jensen, 92, of Bear, DE, passed away at her home November 7, 2012, surrounded by her family. Born in Lancaster, NH on February 29, 1920, Catherine was the daughter of the late Philip and Alice Greene. She bowled on the Gems League in Newport, DE for over 40 years. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Neal Jensen; three sons, Terry Althouse of FL, MichaelAlthouse of...

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Helen S. Wyres

Helen S. Wyres

July 29, 1917 — November 5, 2012
Service: November 9, 2012

Helen S. Wyres, 95, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully November 5, 2012 at Millcroft Nursing Home. Born on July 29, 1917 in Queens, NY, Helen was the daughter of the Harry and Katherine Kircher Baker. She graduated from Hillside, NJ High School in 1934, where she was active in basketball, field hockey and cheerleading. She went on to work for the Prudential Insurance Co, in Newark, NJ for several years. She then married James Wyres and was...

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Grace L. Vansant

Grace L. Vansant

November 24, 1923 — November 3, 2012
Service: November 13, 2012

Grace L. Vansant, age 88 of Newark, DE passed away November 3, 2012. She was born on November 24, 1923 to the late George and Alma Grace (Preddy) Burnham. Grace's loving nature led her to be known for taking care of everyone. While she enjoyed sewing, gardening, and cooking, she especially cherished her moments spent with her wonderful family. Grace is survived by her son, George E. Vansant and his wife, Maureen of Newark, DE; brothers,...

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Nancy McKee Balderston Conrad

Nancy McKee Balderston Conrad

February 13, 1927 — November 2, 2012
Service: November 7, 2012

Nancy McKee Balderston Conrad, age 85 of Colora, MD passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born in Rising Sun, MD on February 13, 1927 to the late Richard Mead and Rachel (McKee) Balderston. She attended Westtown High School and later graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in Wilmington, DE. Nancy was a graduate of Drexel College where she majored in home economics and minored in clothing design and...

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Edward Gregory Connolly

Edward Gregory Connolly

October 5, 1954 — November 1, 2012
Service: November 24, 2012

Edward Gregory Connolly, 58, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly at his home November 1, 2012. Born in the Bronx, NY on October 5, 1954, Edward was the son of the late Edward and Margaret Jantek Connolly. Surviving are his sisters, Mary-Catherine Connnolly, Angela Connolly Cunneely, and Marguerite Connolly Cain, all of Newark. He was called Edward or Ed, but by far he was best known as "Uncle Eddie" to his many nieces, nephews, great...

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