Mary Elizabeth Deakyne Woodrow
Of Milford, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at home, surrounded by her family. She was 96.
Mrs. Woodrow was born on July 20, 1914 in Wilmington, daughter of the late Clarence and Rose (Roberson) Deakyne.
She was a 1936 graduate of the University of Delaware.
Her 27 year career started with a teaching position at Newark High School, Bancroft Junior High School, Frederica Elementary School, and lastly as a home economics teacher with Caesar Rodney High School from where she retired in 1973.
Mrs. Woodrow was a member of the Delaware Retired Teachers Association and the Trinity United Methodist Church in Frederica.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Woodrow in 1980, a brother, Clarence Deakyne, Jr. and a sister, Olga Alexander.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Mary and Jerry Rutt of Newark and Carol and William Stevenson of Milford; six grandchildren; Julie Rutt, Richard Stevenson, Thomas Rutt and his wife Carrie, Matthew Stevenson and his wife Sonya, Mark Rutt and his wife Valerie, and Heather Stevenson; and eight great grandchildren; Amanda, Sarah, Alie, Taylor, T.J., Sarah, Shane, and Madeleine.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Barratts Chapel Cemetery, 6486 Bay Rd, Frederica.
Burial will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, Kent County, 911 S. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE, 19901.