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Evelyn Armor (Haas) Thomson

September 24, 1923 - March 3, 2019

Evelyn Armor (Haas) Thomson, age 95, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Born in Little Creek, DE near Pickering Beach on September 24, 1923, she was the last child of the late William and Anna (Ladtka) Haas.  William immigrated from Germany with his parents in 1886.  Evelyn attended Caesar Rodney High School.  A keen eye for design, Evelyn worked for Ethan Allen Town and Country in Wilmington and co-owned Armor’s Hearth and Home with her husband, Merritt K. Armor before retiring.  She also enjoyed creating flower arrangements and water color painting.

In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her husbands, William H. Kelley, Merritt K. Armor and Fred L. Thomson; her 9 siblings; great grandson, Matthew Kelley; and great granddaughter, Christina Terranova. She is survived by her sons, William T. Kelley (Marilynn) of PA, Ronald M. Kelley (Patricia) of DE and Wayne H. Kelley (Blanca) of FL; six grandchildren, Kristin Ditillo of PA, Ronald M. Kelley, Jr. of CO, Dawn Downes of DE, Colleen Woodin of DE, Brian Kelley of PA and Brandon Kelley of MD; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Evelyn Thomson will be held at 11 am on Friday, March 8, 2019, at St. Philips Lutheran Church, 5320 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE.  Interment will be held following the luncheon in the Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 500 McKennan’s Church Road, Wilmington, DE.

The family encourages people to honor Evelyn and her life through gifts made to Ruston Assisted Living Staff Appreciation Fund at Jenners Pond, 100 Sycamore Drive, West Grove, PA 19390 or Willow Tree Hospice, 616 Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

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  • Dear Ron, Wayne and Tom
    You Mom was a light in our families life for over 45 years. As neighbors on Limestone Rd we grew to know and love her like a member of our family, she was my mothers, Vivian Smith, best friend. I personally spent many enjoyable hours with Evie and I will miss her terribly. So my deepest condolences to your family, I know my Mother will be very happy to see her. God Bless

  • All through my youth and through high school Evelyn Armor and her husband Merritt were fixtures on Limestone Road, along with the Naudains, and Dennisons . I have such fond memories of seeing Mrs. Armor with my Mom always decorating together, going to lunch or just having tea at our kitchen table. I could feel the love Mrs. Armor had for my Mom , and their friendship was evident in all they did. I will miss her smile, her sweet kind words and her genuine interest in how we were all doing. There are few people in our lifetime that make such profound impacts , but the Limestone Road crew were some of the best people I have known. Rest now Evelyn you have earned your place in heaven with our Lord and Savior, your love and kindness will never be forgotten 🙏❤️. My prayers and thoughts are with Ron and all his family. Much love, Vivian Smith Reese:) xo

  • What a lovely person! We enjoyed spending time with your mom and hear about all of her adventures. Such a genuine and gracious lady. She will be greatly missed by our family.

    David & Libby Kelley

  • Dear Ron and family,
    My heartfelt Sympathy to all. Our lives were filled with so many fond memories of your Mom and Merritt. Two very kind and caring people. Never to busy to stop and have a chat. We were very lucky to have such great neighbors. Who soon became part of our family. We will hold close in our hearts the many memories we will cherish. May you all find peace that your Mother is at rest. And now surrounded with all her family and friends she so loved. Love to all of you. BRENDA

  • Evelyn was a part our family life for many years. She was a member of the “crewel group” with Louise Moore, my Mother and her sister and others. She had a great memory for color, her flower arrangements always stood out, her eye for hanging pictures was right on and she quickly saw how modular storage could be put together to fit a different space. An amazing lady! My family enjoyed many special moments with her.

  • In times like these i’m at a loss for words…I don’t know where to start. Aunt Evelyn was the youngest sibbling of the Haas family in rural Kent Co, Delaware. My mother Louise Haas Jamison and she were very close sisters. We did many things together over the years…including my brother David and I…and Evelyn’s sons Tommy, Ronnie and Wayne. Evelyn was one of the sweetest, nicest persons you would ever meet.
    She gave so much to others. We were fortunate to have her in our lives….all of us. Bless Her Heart…may she rest in peace. Jonny