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Obituaries

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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Shirley L. England

March 12, 1936 — March 16, 2012
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Shirley L. England, 76, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully at her home March 16, 2012 surrounded by her family. Born in Auto, WV on March 12, 1936, Shirley was the daughter of the late Marshall Eugene and Ruth Lucille Johnston Gabbert. She started school at the age of 4 in West Virginia and graduated at the age of 16 from Rising Sun High School in 1952. Except for working at Bainbridge for a few years, Shirley began her...

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John William Mason

December 28, 1932 — March 14, 2012
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Bill Mason, 79, of Chesapeake City, MD, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Born in Elkton, MD on December 28, 1932, Bill was predeceased by his parents, Edna B. and John Mason and his brother, Ralph Mason. Bill served his country during the Korean War as a 'Frogman' while in the Navy from 1951-1955. After an Honorable Discharge, he worked for the DuPont Co.'s American Dredging Co. and then had his own construction company from which he retired...

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Claire M. Becker

Claire M. Becker

December 31, 1917 — March 13, 2012
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Claire M. Becker returned to Heaven on March 13th, 2012. After celebrating an incredible life of 94 years with her beloved husband, Annapolis graduate, Lt. Col Paul E. Becker, and loves of her life, three sons, Dr. Kip Becker and his wife Kathy, Kenneth, and Randy with his wife, Victoria. She was also blessed to have enjoyed two grandchildren of Kenny's, Cara and Andy, and Kenny's extended family, Carolyn and her children, Bow and Kendra and...

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Calvin C. Weiss

March 14, 1925 — March 13, 2012
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Calvin C. Weiss, age 86, of Newark, DE, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. He was born on March 14, 1925 in Hazelton, PA to the late Otto and Harriett (Simonson) Weiss. Calvin worked in the coal mines of Wilkes-Barre, PA. He later worked as a truck driver for Allied Van Lines Security Storage in Wilmington, DE and retired in 1984. Calvin was a member of the Teamsters Trucking Union. He enjoyed spending time with his family,...

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