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Mary A. Critchley

Died: 9/23/2010

Mrs. Mary A. Critchley, age 92, of New Castle, DE, died on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at Christiana Hospital.

Mrs. Critchley was born in Backus Mountain, WV, on July 18, 1918, daughter of the late Henry T. Atkins and Naomi A. Spencer. A talented homemaker throughout her life, she greatly enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and many friends. She retired from the University of Delaware in 1972.

Mrs. Critchley was a devout Christian and found comfort and inspiration in reading her Bible each day. She was an avid fan of the West Virginia University Mountaineers football team, but delighted most of all in spending time with and caring for her beloved children, grandchildren, and extended family.

Her husband, Roy E. Critchley, died in 1976. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Critchley Martin, a son, Frank Raggio Critchley, Sr., and siblings, Lloyd Atkins, Mae Hall, Lelia Powers, and Tabitha Kickell. She is survived by her children, Roy Edward Critchley, Sr. (Jean) of Elkton, MD, Audrey Hanshew (Rev. Roy Sr.) of Danese, WV, Joyce Slaughter of New Castle, DE, Brenda Pritchett (Bill) of Townsend, DE, and Sandra Jaffe of New Castle, DE; sisters, Rachel Raynes of Middlesboro, TN, and Ruby Cross (Jack) of New Castle, DE; 13 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Monday, September 27, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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