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Mary-Lynn (Cappe) Deafenbaugh  

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.

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  1. Dawn Logan, December 7, 2016

    What a beautiful Lady inside and out. I looked forward to Thursdays doing your hair, talking, laughing and enjoying your company every week over many years. We even had our special times in your kitchen with coffee and danish. Rest in Peace Mary Lynn Love ya!!!

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    • Terry Purse, December 9, 2016

      Thank you.

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  2. Teresa Vikari, December 7, 2016

    Klaus and I are so sorry for the loss of Mary-Lynn. She was a classy lady who always had a smile on her face! We had many grand times at the Delaware Saengerbund! God Speed Mary Lynn….. May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face.
    And rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in
    the hollow of His hand.

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    • Terry Purse, December 9, 2016

      Thank you

      Reply
  3. Gudrun Simms, December 7, 2016

    Mary-Lynn thank you for the friendship that we shared…
    Heaven gained another Angel!

    See you again
    Fondly Gudrun

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    • Terry Purse, December 9, 2016

      Thank you

      Reply
  4. Janean Christy, December 8, 2016

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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    • Connie Kennon, December 10, 2016

      Thank you.

      Reply
  5. Elizabeth Ellis, December 8, 2016

    My deepest condolences to Nancy and her family for their loss.

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    • Nancy, December 10, 2016

      Thank you!

      Reply
  6. Lori DeJane, December 8, 2016

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss Nancy. Your mom is at peace and is with loving and caring angels now. She is truly happy. Smile because she is a big part of who you are and she will always be looking down at you smiling.

    I love you Bestie. Big Hugs.

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  7. Keith Farmer, December 8, 2016

    Terry, Ray and Family,

    I was saddened to hear the passing of your Mother. Mary-Lynn was a wonderful lady who always had a kind word and a smile when she greeted you.

    Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.

    Keith and Vicki Farmer

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    • Terry Purse, December 9, 2016

      Thank you

      Reply
  8. Carol Gilliland, December 8, 2016

    So sorry for your loss.

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    • Terry Purse, December 9, 2016

      Thank you

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  9. Patsy boys, December 8, 2016

    I will try my best to come for a little while on day bit I’m obligated to be at the fire house. Please let the family know I’m thinking of all of you in your time of sorrow.your lived one was aovely lady and good friend when I needed one love to all ,patsy boys

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    • Terry Purse, December 9, 2016

      Thank you

      Reply
  10. Tara Proulx, December 9, 2016

    My condolences to Roy, Nancy, Bill & Terry. She was such a sweet woman. I loved to hear her laugh, it was like no other. There were so many good memories throughout the years. She will be greatly missed by all the knew her. May God bless & comfort the family & all that loved her throughout their grieving.

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