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32 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 29 September 4, 1997 Obituaries Marietta Jones Houtman, kitchen manager Marietta S. Jones Hutman, age 96, of Smyrna, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997 of heart failure at home. Mrs. Houtman was a kitchen manager and seamstress for St. Joseph School for Boys for 17 years, retiring in 1972. She taught Confraternity of Christian Doc- trine at St. Joseph's and St. Poly- carp's Roman Catholic Church in Smyrna, where she was a mem- ber. She was a member of the *Third Order of St. Francis. Mrs. Houtman was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J., in 1977. She is survived by five sons, John F. Jr. of Lewes, Joseph A. of Bridgeville, Frank L. of Carlisle, Pa., William R. of Wilm- ington, and David J. of Newark; five daughterS, Sr. Immficulata Houtman O.S.B. of Ridgely, Md., Catherine H. McMillan of Smyr- na, Mary Esther Noted of Dover, Sr. Jane Frances Houtman D.H.S. of West Grove, Pa., and Faith E. Ahuja of Monsey, N.Y.; 21 grand- children; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Mass will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at St. Polycarp's Ro- man Catholic Church , 135 Ran- son Lane Smyrna, with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Benedictine Sisters Retire- ment Fund, 14259 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely, Md. 21660; or Daughters of the Holy Spirit, /o Sr. Jane Frances Houtman, D.H.S., 111 Phillips Mill Road, West Grove, PA., 19390. "'HE S"ORE WHERE CONTRAC"ORS BLIY Robert R. Tapp, C & P Telephone worker Robert R. Tapp, age 69, of Lewes, died Monday, Aug. 25, 1997 of renal failure at Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Tapp was a cable splicer with C & P Telephone in Virginia, retiring in 1980 after 30 years of service. He was a member o/' the Tele- phone Pioneers. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Arlene M.; two sons, John R. Tapp of Fallon, Ill. and David Kahn of Falls Church, Va.; two daughters, Janice Bigelow of Lakewood, Colo., and Mary Anne Appleton of Chantilly, Va.; and five grandchildren.. Services were held at the Chapel at National Memorial Park, with burial in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Va. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Di, vision, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Kenneth Farley Williams, automobile salesman Kenneth Farley Williams, age 72, of Dover, died Sunday, April 24, 1997 of heart failure at Kent General Hospital, Dover. Mr. Williams retired in 1997 from 3-D Auto World in Harring- ton. He had worked for 50 years in automobile sales and manage- ment. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Williams enjoyed do- ing yard work. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth S. Williams. He is survived by his wife, Janus; two sons, Kenneth F,, of Rehoboth Beach and Stevea F. of Jacksonville, Fla.; five daughters, Holly W. Runkle of Richmond, Va., Candace A. Williams of Re- hoboth Beach, Terri L. Surabian of Arlington, Va., Pamela N. Castell of North East, Md., and Kimberly L. Blitzstein of Ridley Park, Pa.; a sister, Margaret B. Riggs of Palm Coast, Fla; and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held in Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover, with burial in the Delaware Veter- ans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. Charles A. Stafford, vegetable farmer Charles A. Stafford, age 86, of Harrington, died Monday, Aug. 25, 1997 of respiratory failure in Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Stafford waas a vegetable farmer in the Harrington area for many years. He was a member of the Independent Bible Fellowship Church in Harrington. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn B.; three sons, Charles W. of Middletown, Royc e F. of Lewes and Paul M. of Wilm- ington; a sister, Catherine Stafford of Pittsburgh; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services were held in Roger's Funeral Home, Milford with bur- ial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Mil- ford. Contributions are suggested to Independent Bible Fellowship Church, Milford-Harringtoa Road, Harrington, DE 19952. Tyrane, Deshone Hood, infant twins Tyrane and Deshone Hood, the children of Yashmen -Hood of' Milton and Ricky White, Jr. of Lincoln, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997 in Milford Memorial Hospi- tal. In addition to their parents, they are survived by their matermtl grandparents, Deborah Hood of Milton and Lorenzo Bailey of Milford; paternal grandparents, Paula Chamberlain of Dover and Ricky White, Sr. of Lincoln; an aunt Stephanie Hood of Milton; aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. Services will be private, with burial in Old .Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck. semane Lodge AF & AM in Re- liance, and a volunteer with Seaford Fire Company. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Hennessy Lankford; three sons, Ronald E. of Rehoboth Beach, Donald L. of Laurel and Affon S. of Seaford; a daughter, Mary Ellen Lynch of Gaylesville, Ala.; a brother, Ronald V. of Seaford; two sisters, Jane Reed or Seaford and Geraldine Ranieri of Bethel; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held at Watson- Yates Funeral Home with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Contributions are suggested to the Seaford Fire Company, P.O. BOX 87, Seaford, DE 19973, or Gethsemane Lodge 28, AF & AM, c/o Paul Ellis, 529 McKean Street, Seaford, DE 19973. Leonard B. Zerhusen, Air Force staff sergeant Leonard B. Zerhusen, age 67, of Rehoboth Beach, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997 of acute myocar- dial infarction at Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Zerhusen was a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force for 23 years, retiring in 1970. He was a life support spe- cialist. He was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church in Lewes, a member of the St. Vincent De- Paul Society and a member of the Disabled American Veterans So- Alton Carter Lankford, textile mechanic Alton Carter Lankford, age 84, of Seaford, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997 of cancer at Lofland Park Nursing Home, Seaford. Mr. Lankford was a textile me- chanic for the DuPont Company in Seaford for 36 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of Geth- ciety. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jean Marie; six daughters, Jean Zimmerman of Milford, Gretchen Pierce of Wilmington, 'Heidi Baustert of Dover, Joyce Bridges of Easton, Md., Laura Voshell of Camden and Sharon Zerhusen of Bear; four sons, Stephen of Dover, Andrew of Sa- vannah, Ga., and Eric of Bear, and Charles of Ashbum, Va.; a sister, Margaret Nicholson of Rivera Beach, Md.; four brothers, Henry of Catonsville, Md., John of White Marsh, Md.,'Leo of Ellicott Continued on page 33 Flags & Banners./ =A $ELECnON  YOU're NEVE BEFORE SFZN" Chesapeake Kite.&.Flag Co. CHeCr our ous STORE r Check out our handmade dec4nfive cotton & adt sedes flags. 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