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Marian Pursley

d. September 23, 2010

Marian L. Pursley

Of Greenwood, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was 75.

Marian was born on July 30, 1935 in New York, New York, daughter of the late Joseph and Isabelle (Marino) DeMaria.

She was employed with the State of Delaware as part of the administrative staff in the Medical Coding department for 15 years, retiring from that position in 2006.

Mrs. Pursley enjoyed aroma therapy as a hobby in her free time.

She was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church in Milford, where before her illness; she was training to be a Eucharistic minister to homebound members.

She is survived by her husband of four years, Jesse C. Pursley; a son, Gary G. Lohr of Wilmington; two sisters, Anita DeMaria of Saratoga, NY and Debbie McCullough and her husband Larry of Glen Burnie, MD; two grandsons, Ryan Lohr and Gary Lohr and a lifelong friend of 55 years, Ann "Muffy" Craner of Dover.

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave, Milford.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the St. John's Catholic Church, 506 Seabury Ave, Milford.

Burial will be held in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to St. John's Catholic Church, Building Fund, 506 Seabury Ave, Milford, DE, 19963 or to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE, 19963.


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