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Marion O. (Bennett) Sherren

January 17, 1923 – February 14, 2015

Marion O. (Bennett) Sherren, age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

Born in Habro, CO on January 17, 1923, Marion was the daughter of the late John Edgar Bennett and Clotelle (Burkhart) Bennett. She and her husband eventually settled in Newark and the couple purchased one of the first homes in the Brookside community in 1952. Marion was a dedicated employee of the Christina School District where she prepared delicious meals from scratch for many students and staff.

Strong in her faith, she was a founding member of Kingswood United Methodist Church in Newark. Marion enjoyed cooking, baking and flower gardening in her leisure time. An active member of her community, she gave of time as a volunteer with the Hope Dining Room. Above all else, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who adored spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, Marion was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Ralph Leo Sherren, sisters, Evelyn, Dorothy and Velma and a brother, Floyd. She is survived by her son, Ronald W. Sherren (Anita) of Bear, DE; daughter, Kay L. Williams of Dover, DE; brother, Ernest Dale Bennett of Newport Richey, FL; 2 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and many extended family members.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday afternoon, February 19, 2015 at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marion’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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  1. David Hankinso, February 14, 2015

    Donna and I are truly saddened by Aunt Marion’s passing. Don’t think I have ever met a sweeter, kinder, gentile soul. She will be missed by her family and friends.

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  2. Marie O'Connor, February 22, 2015

    Ron and Anita, I was sorry to read about your mother’s passing. She did a lot of wonderful things in her lifetime. I didn’t have your address to send a card and wanted to send my condolences. Marie O’Connor II worked with Anita at Blood Bank of Delmarva).

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