John Duker Casey, 79
BARCLAY - John Duker Casey of Barclay died Thursday, March 13, 2003, in his home. He was 79.
Mr. Casey was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Baltimore, son of the late Samuel and Rose Hartman Casey.
He worked on a farm for many years and on May 1, 1950, began working at Delmarva Sash & Door Co., of Barclay, retiring on Aug. 15, 1990.
Mr. Casey loved his family, gardening and baseball. He was also an avid New York Yankee fan.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Roxanne Casey; and two brothers, George and Elvin Casey.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, whom he married on Aug. 6, 1949, Mary Ann Casey; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy Casey and David Osborn of Barclay and Penny Casey and Kevin Urie of Millington; four grandchildren, Jennifer Osborn Rhode, David Michael Osborn, Stephanie Michelle Urie and Jessica Rae Urie; a great-grandson, Jason Craig Rhode; two brothers, Charles Casey of Crumpton and Edward Casey of Frederick; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Queen Anne's County, 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658.
James L. Elliott, 64
LAUREL - James L. Elliott of Laurel died following a short illness Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in his home. He was 64.
Mr. Elliott was born June 8, 1938, in Seaford, son of the late Robert and Helen Elliott.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force in the 1607th Civil Engineer Squad.
He created and taught the HVAC program at Sussex Vocational Technical School.
Mr. Elliott was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Delaware Right to Life, member of St. Molua Knights of Columbus Council and served as grand knight, an active member of American Legion Post 19 and served as past post commander. He was also a member of Loyal Order of Moose 1728 and of the R.S.E.S.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ann B. Elliott; two sons, Martin J. Elliott of Euless, Texas, and James L. Elliott II of Laurel; three daughters, Laura A. Munyan of Allen, Texas, Christine M. Turner of Bethany Beach and Helen E. O'Brien of Salisbury, Md.; two grandsons; two granddaughters; four sisters, Evelyn Knowles of Mesa, Ariz., Betty Brown of Sun City, Ariz., Jane Aptt of Houston and Joyce Abbott of Peoria, Ariz.; and three brothers, Monroe Elliott of Tempe, Ariz., Robert Elliott of Danville, Calif., and Thomas Elliott of Tuscon, Ariz.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight in Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St., Seaford.
Catholic Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford. Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Highway, Suite 107, Georgetown, DE 19947; and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, P.O. Box 719 Seaford, DE 19973.
Paige M. Henry, 55
LAUREL - Paige M. Henry of Laurel died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 55.
Mr. Henry was born in Milford, son of the late William L. and Madelyn B. Henry. He grew up in Laurel.
He received his bachelor of science degree in agricultural education and his master's degree from the University of Delaware, and was a student at Wilmington College, Cohort No. 6.
Mr. Henry was previously employed with the Bureau of Census and the Sussex Vo-Tech School District, a teacher of agriculture at Caesar Rodney High School and Laurel Senior High and an agri-business instructor at Delaware Technical and Community College. He was also a partner in Evergreen Farms in Laurel and, most recently, he was assistant director for Tech Prep Delaware.
Some of his favorite pastimes were landscaping, working mainly with flowers, and cooking.
Mr. Henry was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Career Education for 30 years, the Association for Career and Technical Education, the National Tech Prep Network, Delaware Association of School Administrators and an honorary Delaware FFA member.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Arba L. and Martha L. Henry of Quarryville, Pa.; a niece, Elizabeth L. Henry of Quarryville; and a nephew, Brian W. Henry of Quarryville.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel. The Rev. Kevin English will officiate.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to CHEER Home Services, 5 Sandhill Road, Georgetown, DE 19947; or to Epworth Perpetual Cemetery Fund, c/o Margaret Holloway, 14957 Sycamore Road, Laurel, DE 19956.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Home, Laurel.
Anna Victoria Johnson, 102
HARRINGTON - Anna Victoria Johnson of Harrington died Sunday, March 9, 2003, in the Milford Center. She was 102. She was known affectionately as "Aunt Annie" or "Mother Johnson."
Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 16, 1900, in Queen Anne's County, Md., daughter of the late Sarah Emily and Riner Nichols.
At age 24 she gave her heart in marriage to the late Oliver Wallace Johnson, who had lived in Denton, Md.
She began her Christian experience as a member of John Wesley Methodist Church in Denton, Md.
After moving to Harrington in the early 1930s, she and her late husband attended Metropolitan M.E. Church, which was later renamed United Methodist.
She is survived by a daughter, Rosanna Smith of Dover; three nieces, Ida Mae Brown and Sarah Staten of Denton and Bertie Mae Johnson of Chance, Md.; a nephew, Thomas Brown of Denton; and a host of great nieces, relatives and friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Harrington, where friends may call two hours earlier.
Katrina M. 'Trina' Krumrie, 23
JACKSON, Mo. - Katrina M. "Trina" Krumrie of Jackson, formerly of Dover, Del., died in a tragic house fire Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in Cape Girardeau. She was 23.
Ms. Krumrie was born July 30, 1979, in Dover, Del., daughter of Wayne and Vicky Shockley of Jackson.
She graduated from Dover High School and moved to Jackson in December 2001. She had been attending Southeast Missouri State University the past year and was working toward a degree in elementary education.
Ms. Krumrie was employed by Applebee's Restaurant in Cape Girardeau.
She and her little sister, Cori of Jackson, thoroughly enjoyed each other and spent time together as often as possible. Cori referred to her as the "best big sister."
Ms. Krumrie attended LaCroix United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents and her little sister, she is survived by a stepbrother, Wayne Shockley Jr. of Dover; a stepsister, Amy Stup of Massey, Md.; her maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Chester Walter of Jackson; her paternal grandfather, Bob Shockley of Chestertown, Md.; a maternal aunt, to whom she was very close, Lisa Walter of Park City, Utah; and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be 10 a.m. today in McCombs Funeral Home, Jackson. The Rev. Rob Mehner will officiate.
Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, and should be clearly marked "In Memory of Katrina Krumrie." Contributions will be received at the funeral home or they can be mailed to 1028 N. Kings Highway, Suite A, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
James Herman Morris, 59
CENTREVILLE, Md. - James Herman Morris of Centreville died suddenly Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at his home. He was 59.
Mr. Morris was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Centreville, son of Hazel Hammond Morris of Easton and the late Herman Redman Morris.
He graduated from Centreville High School in 1961.
He later served in the U.S. Army as a Green Beret.
Following his release from active duty, he returned to Centreville, where he operated the BP Gas Station until 1973. He then worked as a waterman in the seafood industry. While working as a waterman he also became manager of Jeff Davis Post 18 in Centreville.
On Feb. 16, 2001, he married the former Florance "Flossye" Councell Walls of Centreville.
Mr. Morris was a member of American Legion Post 18, the Sons of the American Legion, 40-8 and the Bay Country Moose Lodge in Queenstown.
In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Duane Sard of Federalsburg; a son, Michael Morris of Trappe; a step-daughter, Donna North, and her husband, John, of Marydel; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Nancy Morris Centreville and John and Marilyn Morris of Easton; and eight grandchildren, Jessica Smith, Zachary Sard, Leeann Sard, Stephen Sard, Vincent Sard and Heather Sard, all of Federalsburg, and Amber and Natalie North, both of Marydel.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Centreville.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Chesterfield Cemetery, Centreville.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jeff Davis Post 18, 2619 Centreville Road, Centreville, MD 21617
Christian S. 'Chris' Nielsen, 63
CAMDEN - Christian S. "Chris" Nielsen of Camden died of natural causes Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in his home. He was 63.
Mr. Nielsen was born June 17, 1939, son of the late Christian O. Nielsen and Marie Jensen Nielsen.
He worked for Mike's Upholstery in Camden and previously had been a truck driver for many years for several companies.
Mr. Nielsen had a great interest in cars, and he also liked to go boating in his earlier years.
He is survived by a son, William C. Nielsen of Chestertown, Md.; a stepdaughter, Terri Nielsen of Chestertown; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Clara Warner of Jackson, N.C., Alma Shelton and Vicki and Dick Stoops, all of Dover, Doris and Paul Sipple of Smyrna and Ruth and Stuart Scott of Berlin, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be private at a later date.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a favorite charity.