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cape Qazett00 CAPE LIFE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008 '1 Obituaries )) Continued from page 12 well and his partner Earl Massey of Lewes, Steve Tidwell of Georgetown and his girlfriend Connie Willoughby of Milton, Susan Reynolds and her husband Ed, also of Georgetown, and Mark Tidwell and his wife Julie of Bethesda, Md.; two sisters, Jane Pusey and her husband Paul of Georgetown, and Ruth Dono- van and her husband David of Milford; two brothers, Jerry Turner of California and Jimmy Turner and his wife Loretta of Florida; two grandchildren, Shawn Tidwell and his wife Katie, and Nicole Reynolds; and two great-grandchildren, Lane and Harley TidweU. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, where friends may call after noon. Entombment will immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, George- town. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church in honor of Mrs. Tid- well. Joseph V. Maksimowicz, retired plumber Joseph V. "Mack" Maksimow- icz, 83, of Milton, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, in his home. Mack was born in Shenan- doah, Pa., son of the late Stanley and HelEn Lapuszewski Maksi- mowicz. Heretired from the Tasty Bak- ing Company in 1985, after work- ing in the plumbing department for 39 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mack was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 646, both in Lewes. In addition to his parents, Mack's first wife, Frances Hugh- es Maksimowicz, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Mary Bross Soupik Maksimow- icz; a stepdaughter, Anne Marie Shetz; a stepson, Stephen Soupik; eight grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Lewes, with burial private. In lieu of flowers, contribu- tions can be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Mil- ford, DE 19963. Thelma La Rue Kepler, Lewes center member Thelma La Rue Kepler, 80, of Lewes, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at her residence. She was born Jan. 11, 1928, in Frederick, Md. to the late Lloyd and Nellie Stewart Kepler. Ms. Kepler was a good friend and neighbor to the people in Sa- vannah West Square. She en- joyed the beach and going on trips with the Lewes Senior Cen- ter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Steven C. Hobbs (2005); a grand- son, Jordan Mask (2004); and her sister, Mildred G. Noll. She is survived by two daugh- ters, Anne Marie Ramsden and her husband Jack of Syracuse, N.Y., and Belle Angela Mask and her husband Paul of Spokane, Wash.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lloyd Kepler of Catharpin, Va. Interment will be at National Memorial Park Cemetery, Falls Church, Va., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Meals on Wheels, 32409 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. Helen A. Johnson, retired nurse Helen Adele Johnson, 95, of Lewes, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late James Manning Davison and Helen Bright Davison. Helen was a 1936 graduate of the Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia and practiced nursing in the Philadel- phia area for 44 years. She was a member of the Oak Orchard CHEER Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond. She is survived by a daughter, Donna Rae Johnson of Slaughter Beach and her dearly loved dog, Skippy. Services will be private. Jeanne T. Champlin, retired school nurse Jeanne T. Wilson Champlin, 85, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabili- tation Center in Lewes. She was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Wilmington to the late William and Marie Linthurst Wilson. Mrs. Champlin and her hus- band relocated to Sussex County from New Jersey in 1973. Prior to moving to Delaware she was a school nurse in New Jersey and worked for the public health de- partment in Pennsylvania. She worked as a school nurse at Cape Henlopen Junior High for 10 years before retiring. She was an avid knitter and quilter and a member of the Quilting Club at Cape Heulopen Senior Center. She was famous for the Christmas stockings she made for her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jesse H. Champlin; a daughter, Jessica Smith and her husband George of Florida; two sons, Lawrence Champlin and his wife Mary of Lewes, and Charles Champlin of Wilming- ton; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Enter- prises Inc., Lewes. A chapel committal service at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date. Arthur J. Meding Sr., National Guardsman Arthur Jerome Meding Sr., 63, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Washington Hospital, Washing- ton, D.C. Born in Scranton, Pa., the son of the late Anna Slavinskas and Arthur E. Meding, he was a plumber. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, and he served in the National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Bar- bara Lee Elliott Meding; two sons, Arthur J. Meding Jr. of Mil- ford, and Sean L. Meding of Seaford; a brother, Walter Med- ing of Lewes; and five grandchil- dren. Services and burial will be pri- vate. _ Janice L. Elliot,, gardener, crafter Mrs. Janice L. Elliott, 59, of Lewes, formerly of New Castle, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at her home surrounded by her beloved family. Mrs. Elliott was born Oct. 24, 1949, in Delmar, Md. A gifted homemaker through- out her life, she delighted in cooking and baking for her fami- ly. She also greatly enjoyed gar- dening around her home and working on many types of deco- rative arts and crafts projects. Mrs. Elliott was a devout Christian and a longtime mem- ber of All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar. A devoted mother, she was active in sup- porting her children's education as well as their Little League and high school sports activities. More recently, her greatest joy came from spending time with her precious grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Tingle Sr.; twin sons, Justin and Jason; son, Jor- dan; twin grandsons, Georgie and Justin Delaney; and brother, Paul Tingle Jr. She is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Jerry A. E1- liott; her son, Jeff Elliott and wife Sheila of Bear; her daughter, Jamie Delaney and husband Donovan of Middletown; her mother, Helen Hovatter Tingle of Delmar; her grandchildren, Jenna, Alec and Donovan Jr.; Continued on page 16 Herb roasted turkey Giblet gravy Honey baked ham Oyster stuffing Pineapple stuffing Sausage stuffing Butternut squash & mussel soup Baby greens with dried fruit & candied walnuts Glazed sweet potatoes with pears and pecans Scalloped potatoes au gratin Fresh cranberry sauce Green beans almandine Baked acorn squash Rolls & butter Apple Brown Betty Double layer pumpkin pie Pretzel salad Coffee/Tea/Soda The buffet will be served from 12:00PM until 5:00PM The cost per person is $33; $13 for children under 12  t. (including gratuity) RESERVATIONS REQUESTED Call (302) 645-6611 108 Second St., awntown Historic Lewes