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Florence L. McIlwain

Died: 5/13/2010

Florence L. McIlwain, age 89, a resident of Monterey Farms in New Castle, DE since 1954, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Heartland Hospice House after a sudden and long hospitalization. Born in Washburn, WI on September 14, 1920, Florence was the daughter of the late Andrew Peterson and Clara Mikkelson Peterson, both Norwegian immigrants. She was a loving and prayerful woman, a homemaker by choice, a devout friend, and a great hostess. She loved caring for her family and her home, gardening, camping, taking family trips to Wisconsin, and traveling to both Norway and Scotland. She had been an active and faithful member of Christiana Presbyterian Church for nearly 50 years. Florence will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children, Joan Kay Robinson of New Castle, and Paul Stewart McIlwain (Constance) of Rising Sun, MD; her grandsons, James Jamie William Robinson (girlfriend, Sarah) of New Castle, and Scott Andrew Robinson (Jenel) of San Antonio, TX, who were her great joys and who blessed her with great grandchildren, Caiden, Sophia, and Arianna; and step grandsons, James Penrose (Suma) and Dan Penrose (Andrea) and their children, Maria and Owen. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 65 years, James Robert McIlwain, in 2006, and by 10 older siblings, 4 nephews, and a niece. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, May 17, 2010, at Christiana Presbyterian Church, 15 N. Old Baltimore Pike, Newark (Christiana), DE 19702, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Florence to Christiana Presbyterian Church at the address above. To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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