Jewel C. Blansfield

April 10, 1948 - July 3, 2019

Jewel C.  Blansfield, age 71, of Port Penn, DE, passed away quietly, with her daughter beside her holding her hand, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Christiana Hospital.    

Jewel was born on April 10, 1948 and lived her entire life in Port Penn. She was a daughter of the late James J. and Doris B. (Dyer) Blansfield.  Jewel worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years before retiring, then worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service as a Postmaster Relief.    

Jewel was very active in the First Presbyterian Church of Port Penn, as well as other churches in her area.  She not only played the organ at her home church for over 50 years, she also played for other churches’ services, weddings, and funerals. Jewel planned, organized, and ran the vacation bible school each year at Port Penn First Presbyterian Church. She planned, organized, and ran luncheons, brunches, bingo socials, childrens events, and more at church. Jewel helped with bake sales and Easter egg sales and she helped with the Sunday school for many years, too.  

Jewel was a Girl Scout as a child and later a Girl Scout Leader for over 25 years for multiple troops.She was a board member on Hickory Grove Cemetery Committee for numerous years. Jewel helped at a few area homeless shelters and missions by collecting needed food and clothing items, supplying backpacks and school supplies, and even preparing and serving food.  She planned, organized, and led Christmas Caroling through the Village of Port Penn and at Cadia Healthcare Broadmeadow Rehab/Nursing Home for many Christmases both with the church and with her Girl Scout troops.

Jewel enjoyed baking and even baked and decorated cakes for weddings, showers, birthdays, and more.  She also, enjoyed sewing, especially making her daughter’s and grandchildrens’ Halloween costumes.  Jewel enjoyed spending time with her family and was always a very active participant in her daughter’s and grandchildrens’ lives. She made a point to make it to as many recitals, tournaments, plays, ceremonies, meets, games, trips, birthdays, holiday dinners, parties, and even practices as she could. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. In her spare time, Jewel enjoyed crossword and sudoku puzzles, video games, reading, art, listening to and playing music, and crafts. Jewel loved helping others and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her!  

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Kuchera (Russ) of Bear; sisters, Doris LeClair (Barry) of Keene, NH and Karen Beavers (Robert) of Townsend; grandchildren, Adrian Kuchera, Katarina Kuchera and Kaileigh Kuchera, all of Bear; niece, Amy (Bobby) Reville of Northfield, OH; nephews, Timothy (Kirstin) LeClair of Gilbert, AZ and Zachariah (Alyssa) Beavers of McKinney, TX; great nephews and nieces, Mason, Madisyn, Julie, and Cameron.    

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2:00pm.

​In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jewel’s name to Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm, P.O. Box 113, Earleville, MD 21919.  


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  • We. were very sorry to hear of Jewels passing. Although we did not know her well, Doris kept us informed on her whole family and their activities. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time

  • God Bless !!! Barrieann

  • Angelia, Karen , Doris and families.

    Our deepest sympathy.

    Marie and Sharon

  • Jewel’s beautiful organ playing will be missed at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Delaware City.

  • Dear Angela- So sorry for the sudden loss of your mother, she was a remarkable lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time.

  • Heart felt sympathy for the family.I have fond memories growing up in Port Penn with the Blanchfields.

  • Our sincere sympathy to all the family. So sorry to hear of Jewel’s passing. I know her family will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Jewel and I started together in the same group at the Post Office. We always enjoyed each other’s humor and I considered her a good friend over our many years at the USPS. I’m so saddened to hear of her loss but so happy to read of the wonderful, full life she lived. What a good person she was for her family and her community. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

  • We loved having Jewel here at our church The First Presbyterian Church in Chesapeake City, she has become a good friend to all of us, she will be dearly missed by all us. Our prayers to all her family and friends.

  • I am very sorry to hear about Jewel. I remember Jewel coming in the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay store probably in the 90s to purchase supplies for her troops. She was a dedicated leader and volunteer and we will miss her.

  • Angela, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a very special lady and I remember how close you two were. May God pour his love, comfort, and peace over your family through this very difficult time. Love and prayers for you, my friend.

  • Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was a great person. I had no idea she was so active in so many things. My condolences.

  • We will miss her. I have known her a long time. I attended church in Port Penn. we are sorry for the loss of your sister, Mother & church member.

  • Dear Angela- My deepest condolences to your family on the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady who left so many wonderful memories with me from Girl Scouts to Sunday. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Jewel was a special person. Her music brought joy to many. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our prayers are with her family.
    Jay Durrett and Rebecca May

  • Angela, I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person. Your mother’s name truly fit her. She was certainly a real Jewel! She will be missed by many people. You and your family will be in our prayers! May your mother rest in peace!!

  • My deepest sympathy to Angela, Doris, Karen and their families on the loss of Jewel. Jewel was such a kind, giving person and will certainly be missed by everyone who knew her. We share wonderful lifelong memories of her kind heart.

  • So sorry to hear of Jewel’s passing. We will hold your family in our thoughts and prayers.