Tressie M. Wilson, 88, of Oxford, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Christian Hospital, Newark, DE.
She was the wife of the late Clyde I. Wilson with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.
Born in Asheville, NC she was the daughter of the late William and Lona Miller Keys.
She was a member of the Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church.
Tressie was a seamstress at Fawn Grove Manufacturing Company, Rising Sun, MD.
She enjoyed her family, listening to gospel music, cooking and sewing.
Timothy Lee McGill of North East died Saturday, March 19, 2016. He was 63.
He was born in Champaign, Ill., on August 30, 1952.
Mr. McGill served in the U.S. Army.
He attended the Florida Institute of Technology. He worked as a contractor.
Mr. McGill was a member of North East United Methodist Church. He enjoyed boating, kayaking, woodworking, diving, music, the beach, and taking trips with his family.
Winifred M. Corbett, better known as “Winnie” to those close to her, passed to be with the Lord on March 18, 2016.
Born in Wingate, Maryland, on May 11, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Edward Lee and the late Louise Thelma (Turner) Long, Sr.
Getting to know Winnie was easy, since she never met a stranger. She was always quick to share a warm smile and a kind word. Winnie had a desire to help others. She had a kind heart, a generous spirit and a strong work ethic: she started volunteering at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland. She joined the Women’s Auxiliary there and eventually served as president of the Junior Board.
In previous years, before her health began to decline, she had been active in two garden clubs—Country Thyme Garden Club of Rising Sun, and All Season’s Garden Club of North East. Winnie was also involved in the North East Women’s Civic League.
In addition to a sunny disposition and an enthusiasm for serving others, Winnie had a fun, light-hearted side that truly shined…no time was this more apparent when she founded Les Grand Dames of Cecil County—a local Cecil County chapter of the ‘Red Hat Society’. As queen mother for her chapter, Winnie and her fellow Red Hatters enjoyed many fun times together.
Many people grew to know Winnie in her later years, and how fun she could be. Many people didn’t know the young Winnie, who was a professional roller-skater, who toured preforming acrobats with a skating partner, or the young woman who modeled for the nicer department stores in Salisbury during the 1950’s. Many people didn’t know that Winnie was an accomplished seamstress, a painter, and a woman with a beautiful voice that loved to sing.
David William Shiflett of North East died on Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was 69.
Born in Los Banos, Cal., on December 9, 1946, he was the son of the late Robert and Evelyn (Roberts) Shiflett.
Mr. Shiflett served his country proudly in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of Captain.
He worked as a geologist for Occidental Petroleum.
One of his passions was riding and restoring motorcycles. He enjoyed running marathons, reading, and music. He was quite an artist. Spending time with his family was the thing he loved the most.
Lois L. Sheets, 89, of Rising Sun MD, passed away on March 24, 2016.
Born in Harrisville, MD, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lizzie Wingler Adams.
Lois was an avid bingo player and Baltimore Orioles fan. She was a member of the Conowingo Baptist Church.
She is survived by 7 children; Tom (Patty) Sheets, Drumore, Betty (Bud) Jones, Darlington, MD, Judy (Mac) Cianchette, Hartland, ME, Jim (Cindy) Sheets, Quarryville, Wanda Morrison, Quarryville, Linda Vencill, Rising Sun, MD, Ruth (Doug) McGlothlin, Conowingo, MD, 23 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 65 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by 7 siblings and 3 grandsons.
Martha Alice Palmer of Elkton died Saturday, March 26, 2016 in the Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun. She was 85.
Born in Philadelphia on October 3, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Marie Woehr.
Mrs. Palmer was a kindergarten aide for over 20 years at Conowingo Elementary School.
She loved her family dearly, especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Palmer attended Kensington High School in Philadelphia; as class President her slogan for voting recruitment was “Be a Smarty and vote for Marty.”
Jeffrey Thomas Caroselli of Rising Sun died at home Thursday, March 24, 2016. He was 46.
Born in Lakewood, N.J., on August 25, 1969, he was the son of Josephine (Garofalo) Caroselli Reilly, of Rising Sun, and the late Donald Caroselli.
Mr. Caroselli was known for his huge smile and great hugs. He enjoyed his time riding motorcycles, the Ravens, watching games at Rising Sun Little League, and most of all spending time with family and friends.
Mr. Caroselli was a truck driver, employed by The Tile Market in Wilmington, Del.
Grace Louise ‘Polly’ Shoff of Rising Sun died Friday, March 25, 2016 in her daughter’s home in Mansfield, Ohio, where she has resided for the last 8 years. She was 75.
Born in Rising Sun on April 2, 1940, she was the daughter of the late David and Grace (Riley) Nickle.
Mrs. Shoff retired from Zion Market, where she was the manager.
She enjoyed bingo and puzzles, especially picture and crossword.
Kenneth Rodney Wyatt of Elkton died Thursday, March 24, 2016. he was 50.
He was born in Wilmington, Del., on September 22, 1965.
Mr. Wyatt was a graduate of Glasgow High School in 1983.
He was also in the union-sponsored Electrical Apprentice Program.
Mr. Wyatt enjoyed watching NASCAR and University of Delaware football. He liked all sports, especially baseball, basketball, biking and walking. He loved going to the gym at the YMCA.
Wilma L. Hayworth, 86, of Rising Sun, MD, formerly of Nottingham passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at Calvert Manor Health Care Center, Rising Sun, MD.
She was the wife of the late Offie Hayworth, Sr. and was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Sanchez.
Born in Rhodell, WV, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia Brown Shutt.
Wilma enjoyed playing bingo.