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Obituaries Nelson L. Quillen, corrections officer Nelson L. Quillen, age 79, of Roxana, died. Sunday, March 23, 1997 of heart failure at home. Mr. Quillen retired in 1984 after 25 years of service with the State of Delaware in the Department of Corrections. He was a captain as- signed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a corporal in the Army Air Corps. He was an avid beekeeper and a member of the Delaware Beekeepers Associa- tion. Mr. Quillen was a member of Roxana United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer for 40 years, and was the bay delegate to the Peninsula Delaware Confer- ence. He was a charter member of the Roxana Fire Company and was the first president, serving five terms. He was a member of the Diamond State Democratic Club and the committee person for the 6th/38th Representative District. He formerly served as an attach6 for the Delaware House of Representatives and was currently serving as Sergeant at Arms in the Delaware Senate. He was a mem- ber of American Legion Post #24, Dagsboro, and was on the staff of the Hastings Funeral Home for several years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, in September, 1996. He is survived by two sons, Ronald N. of Seaford and Allan B. "Burr" of Roxana; a daughter, Linda D. Flood of Salisbury, Md.; a brother, Harris B. Quillen of Bishopville, Md.; two sisters, Electa A. Kunsman of Rehoboth Beach and Sarah D. Hickman of Bayard; an adoptive daughter, Carolyn R. Ralph of Laurel; five grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Services were held at Hastings Funeral Home, Selbyville, with burial in Roxana Cemetery, Rox- ana. Contributions are suggested to Roxana United Methodist Church Building Fund, RD 2, Box 69, Frankford, DE 19945 or the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 420, Frankford DE 19945. Catherine Platt, Milton resident Catherine Platt, age 61, of Mil- ton, died Thursday, March 20, 1997 of cardiac dysrhythmia in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Ms. Platt was affiliated with the Friendship Baptist Church, Lewes. She is survived by a brother, Willie West of Dalton, Ga.; six sisters, Ann Thomas, Katie Amos, and Ernestine Thomas, all of Mia- mi, Fla., Susie Allen of Shellman, Ga., Delores Nelson of Milton and Gwendolyn Waters of Rehoboth Beach; a stepmother, Bertha Platt of Milton; three stepsisters, Clara Bennett, Annie Beoche and Joan Services were held at Friend- Georgetown, DE 19947. ship Baptist Church, with burial in Baptist Church Cemetery, Shell- Evelyn K. Prettyman, mall, Ga. Rehoboth homemaker Walter Carpenter, Evelyn K. Prettyman, age 92, of Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, security guard March 21, 1997 of heart failure at Walter Carpenter, age 80, of Lewes Convalescent Center. Salisbury, Md., died Monday, Mrs. Prettyman was a home- March 24, 1997 of respiratory maker. She was a member of failure at home. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Mr. Carpenter was employed and a former choir member and with Bennett Security Co., as a chairman of Country Store in security guard. 1979. He served in the U.S. Army and Mrs. Prettyman graduated from Air Force in World War H, and re- Panzer College in East Orange, ceived the N.J. where she was a member of Purple Heart. Delta Psi Kappa. He was a She was a former member of the member of Civil Defense Corps of New Jer- American Le- sey and a past,president of Morris gion Post County, N.J. PTA, former chair- #28. man of Family Safety Council in Mr. Car- Morris County, former co-chair of penter was Greystone Parks Project Commit- preceded in tee of the Women's Club inMor- death by his ristown, N.J., and a former mem- wife, CARPIrrI ber of the Morristown chapter of Dorothy. the American Red Cross. She was He is survived by two daugh- the former religious chairman of ters, Kimber Cordrey, of Sails- the Federation of Womens Clubs bury, Md., and Carol A. Vaskelis and served as the president and of Klamoth Falls, Ore.; four treasurer of the Hanover, N.J. grandchildren, Daniel A. Palese, PTA. Mrs. Prettyman was also a IV of Wilmington, Mark C. Palese member of the Rehoboth Beach of Wilmington, Sherry L. Barce- Village Improvement Associa- has of Klamoth Falls, Ore. and tion. Jennifer A. Vaskelis of San Di- She was preceded in death by mas, CaliL; four great-grandchil- her husband, Harold, in 1994. dren, Andie M. Vaskelis and She is survived by three sons, David A. Vaskelis, both of Harold M., of Waynesboro, Va., Klamoth Falls, Ore. and Megan Mahlon B. of Towson, Md., and Cordrey and Christyn Cordrey, Palmer E. of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; both of Salisbury, Md.; and one two sisters, Muriel Hargraves of great-great granddaughter, Aman- Glendale, Calif., and Marie Perez da A. Palese of Wilmington. of Ojai, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; Services were held at the and 24 grandchildren. Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Parsell Fu- Services were held at Westmin- neral Home, with burial in Bethel ster Presbyterian Church, Re- Methodist Cemetery, Lewes. hoboth Beach with burial in Union Cemetery, Geagetow. T. Karl Peterson, crane operator Dr. Harold P. Rose, T. Karl Peterson, age 79, of retiged dentist Long Neck and formerly of Dr, Harold P. Rose, age 85 of Chester, Pa., died Sunday, March Lewes, died Saturday, March 22, 23, 1997 ofcancer at home. 1997 of congestive heart failure at Mr. Peterson retired in 1977 as his residence. a crane operator from Westing- Dr. Rose retired from the Veter- house Corporation in Lester, Pa. ans Administration Hospital Cen- He was a professional roller skater ter, North Point, NY after 29 years with the Keystone Trio. Mr. Pe- of service as a dentist. terson was a veteran of World Dr. Rose graduated from Long War H, serving in the U.S. Anny's Island University with his pre- Battery A, 392nd Field Artillery reed degree and graduated from Battalion. He was past president Tufts Medical/Dental School in of Trinity Chapter, Knights of Boston, Mass. in 1937. He served Columbus Peace Council #4518 in World War II. Dr. Rose moved of Melmont Park, Pa. to Lewes in 1975, and was a mere- He is survived by his wife, Nan- ber of the Lewes Senior Center. cy; a son, Thomas, of Ocean He enjoyed gardening. Pines, Md,; a stepson, Gerald He was preceded in death by his Maschino, Jr., of Newark, Ohio; a wife of 42 years, Audrey Rose. daughter, Karen Linden of Fla.; He is survived by three daugh- two stepdaughters, Kimberly ters, Katherine E. Heatley, East Marion of Marlton, NJ., and Jill Quogue, N.Y., Beth McDaniel of Bragen of Millsboro; two broth- Lewes, and Dawn L. Burton, of ers, Edward "Pete" Peterson of Milton; a stepson, Robert C. Bel- Newark, and John Peterson of las, of Portola Valley; Calif; and Linthicum, Md.; and 11 grand- nine grandchildren. children. Services were held at Atkins Services were held at the chapel Lodge Chapel of Parsell Funeral of Melson Funeral Services with Homes with burial in Bethel burial private. Methodist Cemetery, Lewes. Contributions are suggested to Contributions are suggested to Lawthers, all of Milton Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- ................................ vision,600.. DuPoat Highway, . yision, Georgetown, DE 19947. CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, March 28- April 3, 1897 - 31 Gordon B. Price, technical writer Gordon B. Price, age 70, of rur- al Dagsboro, and formerly of Westminster, Md., died Saturday, March 22 of beart failure at home. Mr. Price worked at Bendix Corporation where he was a tech- nical writer. He retired in 1977. He was a radioman with the U,S. Navy, serving in World War II. Mr. Price was a member of the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 02540 of Lewes, Door-to-Virtue Mason- ic Lodge #046 of Westminster, Md. and Bound Temple Shrine of Baltimore. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Claudine; a son, Gordon B. Jr., of Millville; a daughter, Kath- leen E. Montgomery of Great Ca- cation, W.Va.; four grandchildren and a great grandson. Services were held at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Summit. Contributions are suggested to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, c/o Boumi Temple, 4900 Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. Patrida Lee Moorehead, Dover homemaker Patricia "Patsy" Lee Moore- head, age 62, of Dover, died Sat- urday, March 22, 1997 of cancer at home. Mrs. Moorehead was a graduate of Goldey Beacom College, where she received a degree in business. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Moorehead was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Dover. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 1987, and her son, Kevin, in 1993. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Jones of Dover, and Karen Martin of Lexington, S.C.; a brother, Harold Maloney of Re- hoboth Beach; three grandchil- dren, Christopher Jones, Rachel Martin and Matthew Martin, and a lifetime friend, Louise Sherwin of Dover. Services were held at Odd Fel- lows Cemetery, Camden. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover DE 19901. Emma G. Henry, administrative secretary Emma G. Henry, age 94, of Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997 in Chrisfiana Hospital. Mrs. Henry retired in 1970 after 25 years as an administrative sec- retary for Artesian Water Co. She volunteered with the Red Cross and was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Brandywine Hundred; Ruth Chap- ter, Order of the Eastern Star, Claymont; and was an officer of the Cool Springs-Tilton Civic As- sociation. She was preceded in death by her husband, George F., in 1971. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy T. Harrison of Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach; three grand- children and five great-grandchil- dren. Services were held at Mcrery Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna. Contributions are suggested to the American Red Cross, Wilm- ington, or St. Paul's United Methodist Church memorial fund. Paula Ellingsworth, New Castle resident Panla Ellingsworth, age 36, of Manor Park, New Castle, died Thursday, March 20, 1997 of res- piratory failure at home. She is survived by two sons, James and Jordan, both of New Castle; her mother, Louise Ellingsworth, with whom she lived; a brother, Kirby Ellingsworth III of New Castle and a sister, Betty Ingerham of Milton. Services and burial were pri- vate. Robert Lee Davis, fork lift mechanic Robert Lee Davis, age 65, of rural Millsboro, died Thursday, March 20, 1997 of cancer at home. Mr. Davis was a retired fork lift mechanic. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by a son, Carl A., this Janu- ary. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; three sons, Stephen A. of Downingtown, Pa., Daniel R. and John R., both of Newark; a daugh- ter, Katherine A. Johnson of Newark; a brother, Edward J. Davis HI of Northeast, Md,; four sisters, Dorothy A. Phipps of Bear, M. Marie Tones of Killen, Texas, Edith M. Turner and Flo- rence Colmery, both of Newark; and 11 grandchildren. Services were held at the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, with burial following the service. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- vision, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947. George Bellvue Vent, retired carpenter, George Bellvue Vent, age 85, of Frankford, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997 of heart failure in Beebe Hospital. Mr. Vent was a carpenter for Acme Markets. He was a life member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of Ameri= ca and an avid bowler. He took up golf at age 75, and had a hole-in- one in 1994. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Culbertson Vent, in 1955; and his second wife, Claudine Williams Vent, in 1985. He is survived by two stepsons, John M. Witherspoon, and his wife Paula of Glenside, Pa. and Guy W. Witherspoon and his wife Debra of Malvern, Pa.; two daughters, Thelma Beddow and her husband David of Nashville, Continued on page 32