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Obituaries Therese E. Glasscock, retired draftsman Therese Emily Glasscock, age 75, of Lewes, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, in Bcehe Medical Center. Mrs. Glasscock was born in Trenton, N.J., where she was among the first women employed as a draftsman by the Delaval Steam Turbine Company. She served in the United States Marine Corps during World War H and attended the University of Texas on the G.I. Bill. She had lived in Lewes since 1968, where she was a homemaker and participated in a variety of community and charita- ble works. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Green B. "Tad" Glasscock of Lewes; a daughter, Susan Marie Trachtenberg of Walnut Creek, Ca.; a son, Sam Glassceck of Lewes; two sisters, Harriet Glady of Wayland, N.Y. and Marie Nettleton of Milford; and grandchildren. Private services were held April 19. William H. Childress, Jr. owned Saxon Swan William H. Childress, Jr., age 77, died Saturday, April 19, 1997 of cancer in Beebe Medical Cen- ter. Mr. Childress was Director of Budget and Finance for the World Health Orga- nization in Washington, D.C. for about 20 years, retiring in 1976. Prior to that he worked for the state of Maryland in CHIld3RESS the Depart- ment of Public Health as well as the Tennessee Valley Authority. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War H, and had five years of active service in the Eu- ropaan Theater. Mr. Childress was in the Army Reserves, and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He held a master's degree in Public Health Administration from Johns Hopkins University, and undergraduate degrees from Syracuse University and the Uni- versity of Maryland. After his re- tirement, he attended the Univer- sity of Maryland and obtained a degree in Fine Arts. In 1985 he moved to Lewes and opened the Saxon Swan, a busi- ness of fine arts and gifts. Mr. Childress Was past director of the Rockville, MD Art League and a member of the Rehoboth Art League, where he frequently entered his work for art shows. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy, who died in 1984. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Evelyn L.; two sons, Marcus M. of Plains, MT and Hampton of Baltimore, MD; a sis- ter, Betty Agricola of Pensacola, FL; and four grandchildren, Jen- ny, Robert and Marc Childress and Stefan Virizlay. A memorial service washeld at Groome United Methodist Church, width private burial in Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD." Contributions are suggested to the Lewes Public Library. Helen Moore Joseph, retired seamstress Helen Moore Joseph, age 82, of Harbeson, died Sunday, April 20, 1997 of heart failure at home. Mrs. Joseph was a seamstress for Graves Manufacturing in Mil- ton for 23 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Harheson United Methodist Church where she was the Sunday School trea- surer for 40 years, and the church treasurer for seven years. She was also a member of the Milton Se- nior Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, in 1966. Mrs. Joseph is survived by a sis- ter, Margaret F. Moore of Re- hoboth Beach; two brothers, Lester S. Moore of Harrington and Clifford A. Moore of George- town; andseveral nieces and nephews. Services were held in the Atkins-Lodge Chapel at Parsell Funeral Homes, with burial in Harbeson Cemetery. Mary R. Betham, former resort resident Mary Rhoads Betham, age 84, of Conshohocken, Pa. and former- ly"of Rehoboth Beach, died Fri- day, April 18, 1997, at the home of her granddaughter. , Mrs. Betham resided in Re- hoboth Beach from 1969 to 1996, having previously lived in Philadelphia and Lafayette Hill, Pa., before moving to Con- shnhocken last year. She attended West Conshohocken schools, was a life member of the Lincoln Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in White Marsh Township, Pa. and loved gardening and cooking. Her husband, Samuel J. Betham, died in 1986. She is survived by two sons, Samuel W. Betham and James H. Betham, both of Plymouth Town- ship, Pa., and Leon R. Betham of Pascagoula, Miss.; three daugh- ters, Mary L. Jones of Citronelle, Al., Viola P. Hentz of Con- shohocken, Pa. and Alice B. Kijak of Haughton, La.; two sisters, Mable Lightkep of North Port, Al. and Alice Mason of Conshohock- en, Pa. She is preceded in death by two sisters, Blanche Waters and Anna Rhoads, and a brother, William Rhoads. Funeral services were held at Russell-Kuhnert Funeral Home, Conshohecken, Pa. with burial in George Washington Memorial Park, White Marsh Township. Joseph H. Htfleton HI, King Cole supply clerk Joseph H. Littleton HI, age 47, of Milford, died Friday, April 18, 1997 of heart failure at home. Mr. Littleton had been a supply clerk for King Cole Canning Co., of Milton for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Viet- nam War in Germany. He is survived by a sister, Cindy Baker of Milton; and two broth- ers, Ronald P. of Lewes and Robert G. of Angola Beach. Services were held at Short Fu- neral Services, Milton, with burial in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Ralph W. Zebley, retired truck driver Ralph W. Zebley, age 73, of Re- hoboth Beach and formerly of Marcus Hook, PA., died Wednes- day, April 16, 1997 athome. Mr. Zebley retired as a truck driver after 40 years. He enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his f'n'st wife, Phyllis Russel, in 1970; three sons, Russell L., Edward J., and Ronald W. Zebley; and a daughter, Lori Ann Zebley. He is survived by his second wife, Mildred Miller Zebley; four sons, Ralph A. of Preston, MD, Paul L. of Linwood, PA, Clarence L. of Harmony, MD and Barry L. of Sextford; five daughters, Shirley D. Rickabaugh of Wilmington, Linda M. Meredith of Rehohoth Beach, Mary E. Lund of Califor- nia, Marion G. Hurleck of Lewes, and Peggy A. Peele of Preston; a stepson, John Rappold of Clay- mont; four stepdaughters, Peggy Gusler of Claymont, Bonnie Banks of Marcus Hook, PA, and Alice Killian and Cheryl Dunn, both of Rehoboth Beach; three sisters, Elizabeth Twadell and Marian Zebley, both of Wilming- ton and Helen Dawson of Newark; a brother, Thomas Zeb- Icy of Crofion, VA; 28 grandchil- dren and nine great-grandchil- dren. Services were held at McCrery Funeral Home, Wilmington, with burial in Chester Bethel Ceme- tery. Contributions are suggested tO Chester Bethel United Methodist Church or Chester Bethel Ceme- tery, 2619 Faulk Road, Wilming- ton DE 19810. Hilda Short, Rehoboth postal clerk Hilda Short, age 87, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Friday, April 18, 1997 of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Short was a postal clerk at the Rehoboth Beach Post Office for many years. She was a mere- her of Epworth United Methodist Church and of the church's Methodist Women Society. She was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mrs. Short was one of the two remaining graduates of the class of 1927 of Millsboro High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1960. She is survived by a brother, Thomas Woodrow Lynch of MiUsboro; a sister, Betty Britting- ham, of Laurel and several nieces Services were held in the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck, with burial in the Millsboro Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Epwort h United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. grandchildren and I I great-grand- children. Services were held at Robert T. Jones & Foard Funeral Home, Newark, with burial in White Clay Creek Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Christiana Fire Company. Margaret E. Kelly, restaurant hostess Margaret E. Kelly, age 81, of Christiana, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, in Medpointe Continu- ing Care Facility, Elkton, MD. Mrs. Kelly was hostess at the Glasgow Arms Restaurant for 25 years before retiring in 1984. She was a member of Christiana Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and Christiana United Methodist Church. She is survived by three daugh- ters, Karen J. Pfaff of Wilming- ton, Linda D. Hope of Pennsville, N.J., and Nancy D. Weed, of Christiana; a brother, George Randall E. Johnson, farm worker Randall E. "Happy" Johnson, age 61, of near Millsboro, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997 of cancer in Harbor Health Care Center, Lewes. Mr. Johnson worked in the farming operation of J.G. Townsend.& Co., in Georgetown. Mr. Johnson is survived by four brothers, Elson L., Crawford and Kendall W., all of Millsboro, and Harlin T., of Georgetown; three sisters, Rochella V. Nock, with whom he lived, and Barbara H. Johnson and Vivian I. Johnson, Continued on page 29 GENESIS A Mission of the Episcopal Church LONG NECK ROAD SEAFARERS CENTER { ACROSS FROM THE CRAB BARN) SUNDAY SERVICE 9:00 A.M. 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