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Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes, Lewes. Obituaries Janice Murray Powell, Continued from page 72 retired banker tion of his wife and children, - :" Janice (Jan) Murray Powelt, of He was a member of the Mason- Dagsboro, died peacefully Tues- ic Lodge and Knights Templar in day, March 9, 2004, at home after Baltimore for 25 years and h long battlewith pulmonary ill- Groome Methodist Church,:" hesse! She was surrounded by her Lewes. He also volunteered for =loving husband, daughter-and Boy Scouts while his sons attend- ed the programs and accompanied the troop on many overnight camping trips. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Catherine D Butler; three children, Marilyn L. Peper of Westminster, Md., J. Linton But- ler of Essex, Md. and Linda Blumner of Lewes; five grand- children; and four great-grand- children. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Anna Zbosnik, Lewes homemaker': Anna Zbosnik, 92, of Lewes, died Sunday, March 14 2004, at Harbor Health Care::Cinter, Lewes. :: i Mrs. Zbosnik was born in Keyser, W.Va., on May 23, 1911, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Koziar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 1959. She is survived by two daugh- ters, Paulette Kroon of Lewes and Mary Ann Sterling of Lewes; six grandchildren, Greg and Gary Sterling, Peggy Glenn, Rickey, Lesley and Ashley Kroon; and two great-grandchildren, Megan Sterling and Alison Schrader. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 19, at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 North Walnut Street, Phillipi, W.Va., where friends may call one hour before services. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Flemington, Contributions amggested to Meals on Wheels, Route 9, Box 135, Lewes DE 19958. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes, Lewes. family. Jan was involved in banking for 35 years before retiring from PNC Bank as an assistant manager. Pri- or to her banking career, she worked for seven years as a secre- tary in the research department of Hercules Corporation in Wilming- ton. She was a graduate of Lord Baltimore School and Goldey Beacom College. For 12 years, she served as secretary for Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church board. Most re- cently, she was an active member of the Church of Christ of Ocean View. Mrs. Powell retired from bank- ing in 1998 and was able to travel and enjoy her grandchildren with many trips to Disney World in Kissimmee, Fla. Her greatest joy was caring for and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Mary Murray of Whaleyville, Md.; her brother, Gerald E. Murray of Fenwick Is- land and a brother-in-law, Lawrence (Mc) McCoy of Re- - hoboth Beach. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Albert H. (Pete) Pow- ell; a daughter, Sherry Norton and her husband Mike of Dagsboro; her grandchildren, Christopher and Lindsay Norton; a sister, Joyce M. McCoy and her husband Richard Munroe of Rehoboth Beach andPort St. Lucie, Fla.; her Harold H. Grafton, fire alarm technician Harold H. Grafton, 79, of Lewes, and formerly of Newark, died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Harrison House of Georgetown. Mr. Grafton had worked as a fire alarm service technician for Simplex Time Recorder Compa- ny. He was a U.S. Air Force veter- an. He is survived by his wife Es- :' ther E. Smith Grafton, son Michael L. Grafton and wife Amy of Middletown; daughter Donna i L. Kirby and husband Richard of Bear; and grandchildren Mike and ' Alexis Grafton and Greg,,Steve and Eric Kirby. Services and burial will be pri- vate. Contributions are Suggested to the Alzheimers Association of Delaware, 2306 Kirkwood High- way, Wilmington, DE 19805 nieces, Mary Elizabeth McCoy of Hawaii and Ann McCoy Hansen and her husband David of Port- land, Ore.; and her mother-in-law, Elsie M. Powell of Ocean View. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March-21, at the Church of Christ on Route 26 and West Avenue 4n Ocean View. Family and friends may call be- fore the servi'e from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Intei'rnent will be ifi the cemetery of the Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church. A re- ception will follow in the Fellow- ship Hall of the Church of Christ. Contributions are suggested to the Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1247, Route 26 and West Avenue; Ocean View, DE 19970. The family wishes to express its gratitude to the Peninsula Region- al Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., Maxim Healthcare Services, Bay Shore Community Church, the Church of Christ, and to many friends for prayers, cards and sup- port. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services, Frankford. Leon Ernest Donovan, retired teacher Leon Ernest Donovan, 78, of Milford, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at Peninsula Regional Med- ical Center, Salisbury, Md. Mr. Donovan worked for more than 25 years as a school teacher in the Dover School District. Prior to teaching in Dover, he taught in Harrington for 10 years and also University, Cleveland, Tenn. He later attended George Peabody CJege, a division of Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tenn. and received his bachelor's and master's:degrees. He also took at the Playhouse in Wilmington, doing a solo in the operas "Car- men" and "LaTosca." He served as organist for the Milford Church of God for many years, and at the Christ Episcopal Church in Mil- graduate classes in Oigon, New ford: for five years. He was organ- Hampshire and at the University ist and ghoir director at First Pres- of Delaware.  . - ' byterianChurciiTor more than 25 He also enjoyed an extensive years. He was regarded as the music career. H'was involved in main private piano teacher for music most of his life. In the late' many area students for more than 1940s, he and his wife Juanita 40 years. 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