Mary-Lynn (Cappe) Deafenbaugh
April 27, 1938 – December 6, 2016
Mary-Lynn (Cappe) Deafenbaugh, age 78, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 27, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Irene (First) Cappe. In addition to raising her family, Mary-Lynn worked as an administrative assistant for the Kahl Company in North Wilmington, retiring after many years of dedicated service.
She was a longtime member of the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Delaware, Caesar Rodney Chapter No. 8, the Delaware Saengerbund and the Newark Senior Center. Mary-Lynn adored animals of all kinds and loved visiting the Delaware beaches. Above all else, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be very dearly missed.
Mary-Lynn is survived by her husband, Roy L. Deafenbaugh; children, Nancy Elswick (Derek), Connie Kennon (Scott), Bill Gilliland and Terry Purse (Ray); 14 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Saturday afternoon, December 10, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary-Lynn’s memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.