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Alice Jane Neel

December 7, 1934 - April 9, 2019

         Alice Jane Neel, age 84, of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

         Born in Newark, DE on December 7, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Irvin and Annie (Simmons) Cornog.  Jane dedicated her life to her family as a talented and loving homemaker.

          A friend to the community, Jane was a life member and last living charter member of the Delaware City Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as President and President Emeritus.  She was a talented cross stitch artist and made gifts for all of the grandchildren and great grandchildren for the day they were born.  Jane enjoyed baking and caring for her daffodils in her yard.  She was a lifetime member of the Ebenezer U.M.C. and sang in the choir.  Above all she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.

          In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her daughter, C. Ivy Costango and her grandson, Richard Neel.  She is survived by her husband, Charles Neel; children, Nancy Migliavacca of Delaware City, Charles I. Neel (Kitt) of Bear and Emilie L. Garrett (Lewis) of Bear; son-in-law, Bob Costango of Delaware City; sisters, Barbara A. Smyth (Robert) of Riverton, NJ, Martha Love Bennett of Delaware City and Marilou Stewart of Delaware City; grandchildren, Cindy, Craig, Brett, Tammy, Brandon, Kellie, Megan, and Kara; and 21 great grandchildren.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Ebenezer U.M. Church, 306 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately.  A luncheon will follow the service at Delaware City Fire Hall, 815 5th St, Delaware City, DE.

          In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Jane’s memory to the Ebenezer U.M.C., P.O. Box 4127, Delaware City, DE 19706 or Delaware City Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 251, Delaware City, DE 19706.

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10 Guestbook messages for Alice Jane Neel

  • My deepest sympathy to you all. I will miss her very much, I think of her often. She was a great friend and was never too busy for anyone. I liked the talks we had, and the things she’s taught me over the years. I will never forget her. My love and prayer to your whole family.

    Joann Atkinson-Gray

  • My condolences to the family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss mrs. Neal was a wonderful woman so kind you guys are all in my thoughts and prayers

  • Charles.We pray you are ok.Thinking about all of us so many yrs ago.

  • Charles and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jane was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family meant everything to her. I am sending you all prayers to ease your grief.

  • Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this painful time of sorrow.

  • Mr. Neel:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will have you, Family, and the Delaware City Fire Company Family in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. God Bless!

  • Dear Charlie and family,
    Jane was pillar of the community and very civic minded. Her gentle, compassionate heart will be missed. May the angels of grief be with your family and all who mourn. Blessings on your journey, Jane Neel.
    Sam and Nachama Nadine Miller

  • Mrs. Neel was a very big part of my childhood in Delaware City and I have remembered her often as a kind, loving, helpful, caring woman who loved the children of our town as if they were her own. She was my Girl Scout leader; she was my Dragon Run Park camp director in the summers; she was my Sunday School teacher and our Sunday School director. She was always helping out at the school’s events and townwide events. She inspired me (along with my parents who also were dedicated volunteers) to become my daughter’s Girl Scout leader in Chesapeake City, MD; to be the long-time Sunday School Director at Trinity Methodist Church in Chesapeake City and to volunteer at school and community events. She was, I’m sure, an inspiration to many of the children she “took care of” during our childhoods in Delaware City. She never looked to be in the “spotlight”. I realized later that it was because SHE was the “light” herself and it shown like a beacon to all of us children. She played a part in almost everything that brings me great memories of my childhood. She was a very, very special person. Unassuming yet strong; quiet yet ‘take-charge’; a true follower of Jesus’s teachings to love one another. She lived an honest, full and caring life. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Neel; you were an exceptional human being throughout your life.

  • We were saddened to learn of your loss. May God bless the Neel family.

    John and Grace Gosnay