Anna N. Towner, 83
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Anna N. Towner of Chestertown died Sunday, March 9, 2003. She was 83.
Mrs. Towner was born Feb. 29, 1920, daughter of the late Hans and Nettie Ward Naundorf.
She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the family farm. She also worked at the Chestertown Defense Plant up until it exploded in 1954.
She enjoyed bowling, sewing, traveling, boating, bird-watching and looking for Indian artifacts.
Mrs. Towner was a member of the Frank M. Jarman American Legion Auxiliary, the World Wildlife Fund and the Kennedyville Homemakers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Bonn Towner Jr., in 1986; three brothers, Paul Naundorf, Herbert Naundorf and Ralph Naundorf; and a grandson, Adam Courtney.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph B. Towner and Ralph Courtney, both of Chestertown; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. today in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in the Asbury Cemetery, Millington.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Kent and Queen Anne's Rescue Squad or to the Kent County Humane Society, c/o the funeral home.
Denice A. Cooke, 39
OCEAN VIEW - Denice A. Cooke of Ocean View, and formerly of Delmar, died of liver failure Friday, March 9, 2001, in Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes. She was 39.
Mrs. Cooke was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, J. Keith Cooke of Ocean View; a daughter, Courtney Cooke of the family home; two sons, Cody Cooke and Chase Cooke of the family home; her mother, Dolores Carmean of Delmar; and a sister, Debbie Hubbard, of Henderson, Md.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethany Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, West Avenue, Ocean View, where friends may call one-half hour prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
Jesse Norris Dodd, 85
SEAFORD - Jesse Norris Dodd of Seaford died of a stroke Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 85.
Mr. Dodd was one of 11 children of the late James Franklin and Frances Dodd.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Delaware, North Carolina and the Philippines.
He retired in 1979 from Charles Landon Truss & Construction Co. in Laurel. He also was a self-employed farmer.
Mr. Dodd was a member of the Federalsburg (Md.) Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States post, Gethsemane United Methodist Church and Gethsemane Grange 58, and was a 50-year member of Gethsemane Masonic Lodge 28.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Fannie Coulbourn Dodd; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Fay and Steve Hurst of Vienna, Md., Joyce and David Smith, Donna and Carroll Ketterman and Karen Dodd, all of Seaford, a sister, Helen Dodd Windmiller of Easton, Md.; five grandchildren, David Scott Smith, Kristen Lee Smith, Jodi Ann Evans, Joseph Dodd Ketterman and Brett Dodd Ketterman; and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at Cranston Funeral Home, 300 Shipley St., Seaford, where a Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Reliance Road, Seaford, where friends also may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Cokesbury Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Route 1, Box 307, Seaford, DE 19973.
Marguerite Arminta Silbereisen Donahue, 90
LEWES - Marguerite Arminta Silbereisen Donahue of Lewes died of Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 90.
Mrs. Donahue was born in Davies County, Ky.
She subsequently lived in Greenwood, where she graduated from high school at age 16. She then began her studies with the Beebe School of Nursing and progressed to the lab of Beebe Hospital.
From there, she took a position with the DuPont Co. in Seaford, where she worked as a chemistry-laboratory technician for 32 years, retiring in 1973.
Mrs. Donahue loved to work and enjoyed gardening. Her main devotion and enjoyment was to her four grandsons and their families.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Donahue, in 1961; and a son, Gordon A. Donahue, in 1995.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Dolores L. Donahue of Lewes; a brother, Harry Lee Silbereisen of Milford; four grandsons, Donald Donahue, Keith Donahue and Jerry Donahue, all of Lewes, and A. Mark Donahue of Georgetown; six great-grandchildren, Natalie Donahue, Steven Donahue, Kimberlyn Donahue, Joshua Donahue, Matthew Donahue and Jonathan Donahue; and a step-great-grandson, Mark Baker.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Edward VanBrunt will officiate.
Burial will be in Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Beebe Home Health Care, Market Street, Lewes, DE 19958.
Beatrice E. 'Bea' Drummond, 85
GREENWOOD - Beatrice E. "Bea" Drummond of Greenwood, formerly of Ellendale, died of heart failure Thursday, March 8, 2001, in Greenwood Nursing Home, Greenwood. She was 85.
Mrs. Drummond was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Mapsville, Va.
She was a retired child-care provider.
Mrs. Drummond was a member of Mount Zion AME Church, where she was a steward, a missionary and a member of the Elisha Price Missionary Society; and a member of the Host and Hostess Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Jackye Fountain; a sister, Mildred Jones of Baltimore; three grandchildren, Doryea T. Fountain, Hayes Fountain III and Dwayne E. Fountain; and a host of nephews, nieces, in-laws and children she had raised.
Service will be noon today at Mount Zion AME Church, Ellendale, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Mount Zion AME Church Cemetery, Ellendale.
Harold E. Klein, 80
MILLSBORO - Harold E. Klein of Millsboro, formerly of Cambridge, Md., died Friday, March 9, 2001, in the home of his son, David L. Klein, in Millsboro. He was 80.
Mr. Klein was born in Towner, N.D., son of the late Charles F. and Mary A. Sharp Klein.
He was raised in LaFarge, Wis., and was a graduate of LaFarge High School.
Mr. Klein was a U.S. Army veteran of World war II. He fought in New Guinea and Luzon and received the American Theater Service Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
He was a medical technologist who worked at several hospitals, the last being Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge, Md. He retired in 1985 after 39 years.
Mr. Klein was a life member and a two-time past commander of American Legion Post 91 in Cambridge, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 7460 in Cambridge, a member of the Grand National Waterfowl Association and a member, and past vice-commodore, of the Cambridge Yacht Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
In addition to his son, David, he is survived by another son, Ira Stephen Klein of Monroe, Wis.; a daughter, Judith Ann Willey of Cambridge; two brothers, Merlin Klein of Waupon, Wis., and Paul Klein of Cascade, Idaho; three sisters, Nadyne Cowley of Madison, Wis., Marion Newman of Onalaska, Wis., and Laurel McHenry of Brooklyn, Wis.; and five grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, Md., with the Rev. Randall Blackmon and the Rev. Kevin English officiating.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Calvin J. McBroom, 58
GEORGETOWN - Calvin J. McBroom of near Georgetown died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was 58.
Mr. McBroom was born in Baxter, Tenn., son of the late John H.F. and Bessie S. Campbell McBroom.
He served in the Delaware Army National Guard at the Milford Armory from 1959-1967.
He was a master plumber, working for Megee Plumbing and Heating in Georgetown for 23, years, retiring in 1987 due to illness.
Mr. McBroom's hobbies and interests were deer hunting, rabbit hunting, fishing, training puppies, NASCAR racing and baseball.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joan Mundorf McBroom of Georgetown; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roy D. and Barbara McBroom of Dover and Danny R. McBroom of Georgetown; two grandsons, John Bailey and David Melvin; three brothers, John McBroom and Ernest McBroom, both of Milford, and Larry McBroom of Laurel; three sisters, Gaye Smack and Callie Hering, both of Milford, and Doris Dunbeck of Louisville, Ky.; and several nephews and nieces.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.