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Kathryn L. Souder  

Kathryn L. Souder

January 18, 1953 ~ October 12, 2015

Kathryn L. Souder, age 62, of New Castle, Delaware passed away peacefully on Monday, October 12, 2015.

A lifelong Delawarean, Kathryn was born in Wilmington, Delaware on January 18, 1953, she was a daughter of Virginia Smith Ellis and the late Kenneth Ellis, Sr.

Kathryn worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a legal secretary, retiring in 2009 following 13 years of dedicated service.

Strong in her faith, she loved attending New Castle Free Will Baptist Church.

A talented artist, Kathryn took great pride and enjoyed creating paintings of various sorts. She was a collector of many nick nacks and especially enjoyed shopping for antiques.

In addition to her father, Kenneth Ellis, Sr., Kathryn was preceded in death by a daughter, Christy Souder, and two grandsons, Nathaniel Souder and Austin Myers.

She leaves many fond memories to her loving husband, Welton L. Souder, Sr., two children, Stacey Myers (Jimmy) of Wilmington, DE and Welton L. Souder, Jr. (Brandi) of New Castle, DE; a sister, Virginia Stigler (Harry) of Wilmington, DE; two brothers, Kenneth A. Ellis, Jr. (Bonnie) of Millington, MD and Larry W. Ellis (Susan) of New Castle, DE and four very special grandchildren, Edward Cross, Matthew Sheats, Jr., Karissa Souder and Tyler Souder.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday morning, October 16, 2015 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may visit with Kathryn’s family from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery, near Port Penn, DE.

In honor of Kathryn’s love for her church, memorial contributions may be made to New Castle Free Will Baptist Church, 407 Moores Lane, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Floyd Shelby and Jenise Myers, October 14, 2015

    We are very sorry to hear about aunt Kathy. We will be thinking about everyone and we love you.

  2. Diane Murray, October 15, 2015

    We were so sorry to hear about Kathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Diane Murray

  3. DeLisa Claude, October 15, 2015

    I certainly was honored to work with Kathy and meet such a spectacular lady. She was dedicated to being a great wife, mother, grandmother, and most importantly to me, a friend. Buck, Stacey, BJ, Eddie, Matt, Karissa, Tyler and all her many family members, know that we are praying for you all. May God’s comfort surround you all.

  4. Eleanor Bartell, October 15, 2015

    I’ve been extremely blessed to have known Miss Kathy! I loved her sense of humor, her love for her husband, children, and her grandchildren. Her love for the Lird was infectious! I have always admired her caring nature, and the love she had for people. She’s the only person who could outdo my husband at decorating for Christmas. I’m going to miss her very much, I’m thankful she knew the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and that she is eternally at peace and rejoicing and singing! (Which was another thing I I loved about her her singing)
    My prayers are with you Mr Buck, my bestie, BJ, Eddie, Matt, Karissa, Ty-man, and the rest of the Souder/Ellis family.
    “All is well with soul”

  5. Phyllis Gibbons, October 16, 2015

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My sister-in-law (Joanne Gibbons) has lost her Best Friend and Sister-Kathy. Kathy has left all of us to be in a better place. She will rest in peace – she’s with her daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. May God Bless All of You.

  6. Melanie Foltz, October 16, 2015

    I am sorry to hear about Kathy you are in my prayers.

  7. Perla Ivey, October 17, 2015

    To the Souder family our sincere condolences from the Ivey family.

  8. Rhonda Stevens Bellak, October 19, 2015

    I graduated from William Penn High School with Kathy and remained friends with her throughout the many years, especially at class mate get togethers and reunions. Kathy was a kind and beautiful lady and I am blessed to have had the opportunity to have her in my life. My sincere condolences go out to Kathy’s family and friends. May the Lord lay his gentle hands upon you and your family. May he heal your breaking hearts and soothe your soul. May he comfort you in the coming days and bring you to a place of peace. RIP Kathy……you will be missed my friend. Rhonda Stevens Bellak


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