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Florence Louise “Corkey” Wertman

October 7, 1930 - January 1, 2022

Florence Louise “Corkey” Wertman, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Born in Shamokin, PA on October 7, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Thelma Sheriff. Corkey graduated from Shamokin High School. Following her high-school graduation, she married the love of her life, Harold Wertman. Together, they raised 4 wonderful children. As a homemaker, Corky enjoyed taking care of her family and cooking. She was an active member of the Red Hat Club and enjoyed their get togethers. She looked forward to celebrating the holidays with her family, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Corkey will always be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother, and cherished grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Corkey was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Jesse Wertman; and daughter, Michelle Hickey Wertman. She is survived by her children, Lynn Wertman (Kenny), Harold Wertman (Jean), and William Wertman; 7 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.

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8 Condolences for Florence Louise “Corkey” Wertman

  • Corkey was a great friend to my grandparents. Donna Lou and Roland. You are at peace and a better life. I’ve known you since Eddie and l were kids. Always with our family during holidays. To the family I’m so sorry for your loss. Corkey was a good person..Rip. Dawn

  • Harold and Family,
    I was so very sorry to hear about your precious Mother, she was always a Sweetheart!
    I am keeping you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time. Sending you all love and hugs!
    God Bless you all.
    Susan Harrell Whaley – Christiana High School Class of 1971
    Sebastian, FL

  • Aunt Corkey was a sweet, kind person and we will miss her very much. Our thoughts are with the whole family at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  • From Minnesota with love, we are all thinking about you – wishing you peace in those moments when you need it most. I have many treasured memories of your Mom, your Nannie. Take good care of each other – Love, M.

  • So sorry for the loss of your mother. I am happy to think of the reunion of your father and Michelle. She will be greatly missed.

  • Just checking in on All of you Praying God takes Extra Special care of you today. A difficult day to get thru, to be sure. Thinking of all of you. Hold fast to those Cherished memories. Our Loved ones are Always with us…..all we need to do is think of them….They’re right there in your heart. May your hearts find peace knowing Corkey is now safely resting in the Arms of Jesus. Sending you all Peace and the healing power of Love today and always. Take Good Care and God Bless!

  • We are mourning with you the loss of your precious mother. Corkey was always kind to us as children and generous in spirit. In all of our years growing up we never heard an unkind word come from her. She was a genuinely “nice” person. Our mother loved her and always enjoyed talking with her either on the phone or in person. Mother shared many happy memories about the fun they all had while living in Shamokin. Your memories will make you smile and will keep your love alive. God Bless all of you.

  • I first met Florence (guess I never knew your first name) straight out of the Army in February 1974. I stayed with her family for a couple of weeks awaiting my car via ship from Germany. From our first moments together, Corkey treated me like a son. She was a warm, friendly person, who was kindhearted and generous. I was very grateful. Those who love us never go away. I hope you know that even during this dark time, your Mother will always be with you in spirit. My condolences dear brother Harry and family. Rest in Peace…always…Jim…