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Margaret E. McCarns

July 9, 1921 - September 14, 2018


Margaret E. McCarns, age 97, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on July 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late George D. and Mary A. (Collins) Marvel. Margaret worked for Christina School District as a cafeteria worker for 23 years, retiring in 1984.

She enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching, completing crossword puzzles and loved dogs. Margaret faithfully attended Evangelical Presbyterian Church and was a member of their WIC Club. She was a member of the National Association for Family and Community Education and the Newark Senior Center.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Williams McCarns; daughter, Shar Thomas; and daughter-in-law, Paula McCarns. She is survived by her children, Charles W. “Bill” McCarns, Jr., Gerald W. McCarns (Janet), Rosemarie Nardozzi (James) and Loey McCarns Nass (Curt); 10 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 S. 17th St #800, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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  • Thank you for so many special memories. We love you, Gammy!

  • To Dear Gammy‚Äôs family. I send my condolences, love and prayers. She was a beautiful , wonderful lady.

  • I will always remember that Sunday(many,many years ago)when your DearMother and I sat and talked about Wilmington and our memories of Wilm.,the stores,restaurants,FederalBakery,the 5&10 at 9th & Mkt.the circus when it came to town,a don and on we went.It was a great memory for me to remember this beautiful,wonderful lady.To Rose,Jimmy and familyyou all have wonderful times and memories to help through this trying timeI have always admired this family for their closeness and love for each other.Your Mother lived a wonderful life surrounded by much love.Myra

  • We walked to Wilmington High together for three years. I stood for her when she and Bill were married, and we kept in touch through the years. I’ll miss knowing she’s there. She was a great friend to everybody she met .
    My prayers are with Margaret’s family.

  • We are truly sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. -Kim and Adam Krzanowski

  • Our dearest Myra
    Thank you for your beautiful words. I, too, remember that day. She was so happy that she
    found a new friend that could relate to her
    We are blessed to have a close loving family and are equally blessed to have you as part of
    that family. Please take care of yourself
    Love
    Rose,Jim and Family

  • Thank you so much Penny for your kind words. Also thanks to you and Bob for the gorgeous
    flowers. Love you
    Rose and family

  • Dear Harriet
    It was wonderful to hear from you. thank you for your kind words
    Mom would talk about you whenever we walked about her past
    especially her wedding
    How you are doing well

    Rose and Family

  • Dear Kim and Adam
    Thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot to all of us
    Thanks also for supporting Dee

    Love
    Rose Jim and family

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Marge was the sweetest most genuine person!
    I lived next door to Marge and Bill for 10 years.
    They were like my second set of parents.
    They spoiled my little daughter every chance they could.
    Bill always pretended to pull off his thumb. Marge always gave my daughter a banana and peanuts. Then they would sit on the swing.
    Such wonderful memories!

  • “May the road rise to meet you, May the wind always be at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.”