Rhonda Lee Stapleford
Rhonda Lee Stapleford, age 57, of St. Georges, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by her family, on Friday, November 18, 2016.
Rhonda was born in Wilmington, DE on February 1, 1959 and was the daughter of David and Hope (Minor) Woods. She graduated from Newark High School in 1977 and then moved to Alexandria, VA, where she lived while working in Washington D.C. as a legal secretary until 1995. Rhonda then returned to Delaware and accepted a position with the Delaware Republican Party until she was hired as an office manager in the State of Delaware’s Medicaid Unit. She retired in 1999 to persue her passions – figure skating, boating and offshore fishing.
An avid fisherwoman, Rhonda was named Top Lady Angler twice. She adored animals, especially her “spiritual” feline companion, Stripey. Rhonda was happiest in the company of her family and friends and will be very dearly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Richard B. Stapleford; step daughter, Susanne Sterling (Michael); sister, Donna Cagle (Alan); uncle, Harvey Woods, Jr.; cousins, Chip Woods and Susan Woods; and grandchildren, Katie, Cole and Rebecca.
A gathering for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday morning, November 23, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will be held at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A St., Wilmington, DE 19801 or to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.