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~1~. (]azette : CAPE LIFE TUESDAY, JUNE 7- THURSDAY', JUNE 9, 2011 15 Obituaries )) Kenneth Elmer Mitchell, retired lineman Kenneth Elmer Mitchell, 85, of Lewes, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, surrounded by his family He was born in Lewes Dec. 21, 1925, son of the late Elmer O. Mitchell and Elizabeth (Blizzard) Mitchell. In addition to his par- ents, he was preceded in death by his brother Lemuel Palmer; his sister Ella Klonowski; and his stepfather Murray Joseph. Mr. Mitchell graduated from Lewes High School in 1944. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country in World Lewes Lions Club, commander and Thomas Esham, all of River- Jack Hickman, War II and in the Philippines. He of American Legion Post 5, and side; and two great-granddaugh- also worked as an electrical line- was a Mason with Masonic ters: Melana Palmertree andretired developer man for the Town of Lewes. He Lodge 15 and a member of the Kimora Quinn, both of Texas. Jack Hickman, 78, of Ocean retired after working many years Order of Red Men Lodge in A memorial service will be View, passed away peacefully as assistant fire chief at Dover Lewes. held at 11 a.m, Tuesday, June 7, at Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Beebe Air Force Base, and he retired He is survived by his wife Ruth St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Medical Center in Lewes. from Cape Henlopen High (Bailey) Mitchell of Lewes; three Second and Market streets, Mr. Hickman was born June School after working as an engi- daughters: Linda Larrimore and Lewes Interment will be pri- 22,1932, in Bayard, son of the late neer. her husband Joseph of Lewes, vate. Ollie and Mattie Mae (Bishop) He was an avid golfer, and he Gall Merz and her husband Gary In lieu of flowers, memorial Hickman. He was a veteran of loved wood carving, painting of Lewes and LatLrie Houston of contributions may be made to the Korean War, serving in the with watercolor and gardening. The Colony, Texas; one sister, the Beebe School of Nursing United States Army. Jack was a Entertaining was his idea of fun Doris Lehman of Milton; three Scholarship Fund, 902 Savannah retired real estate broker and de- with his ioke telling, andhewasa grandsons: Joshua Esham and Road, Lewes, DE 19958 or to veloper, owning Jack Hickman strong swimmer who won sever- wife Patricia of Riverside, Calif., Compassionate Care Hospice, Real Estate Company in Bethany al trophies in the Breakwater Brian Q uinn of Texas, and lohn 28467 DuPont Blvd., Suite 6, Beach. Mr. Hickman was also race. Kenneth Merz of Lewes; one Millsboro, DE 19966..Arrange- the past postmaster of the Mr. Mitchell was a member of granddaughter, Kathleen Quinn ments handled by Parsell'Funer- Bethany Beach Post Office. Jack St.PetefsEpiscopalChurch. He ofTexas; three great-grandsons: al Homes & Crematorium, also served as president of the Matthew Esham, Riley Esham Lewes. ., Continued on page 16 Timmons Continued from page 14 and out of the Middle East. It wasn't long after flying in support of Operation Desert Storm that she came full circle and rejoined the Delaware Air National Guard's 166th opera- tions group to fly C-B0s, the plane she sought to fly for more than 15 years. kl mbat Federal laws were changed in the early 1990s to allow service women to take a more active role in combat zones. Women were permitted to fly combat missions in 1992, board ships in 1993 and be assigned to some ground units in 1994. Timmons said several factors put pressure on policy makers to make changes, including a need to attract women in an all- volunteer armed-services, a growing need to recognize women in the military who were already flying every plane men were flying and a blurring of the front lines starting with .Operation Desert Storm. Ironically, the first women pi- lots to fly in World War II oper- ated a ferrying service out of New Castle County Airport, the home of Delaware Air National Guard. "I never dreamed I would fly in combat," she said. "I never planned to be a colonel or com- mander either." She set a career goal of serv- ing 20 years in the military, re- tiring and becoming a commer- cial pilot. That path changed somewhat. She is now entering her 34th year in the military, but still keeps her "day job" as a commercial pilot. In 1987, Pan Am hired her as a flight engineer, and when the company went out of business, United Airlines hired her in 1993 as a pilot. Today, she flies transcontinental flights out of IFK, LaGuardia and Newark. In her current task as director of the Guard's joint staff- Air Force and Army - she seesa lot less flying time, but she says that's all right, because younger pilots are coming up through the ranks. 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