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Mary F. Arthur

Died: 7/24/2010

Mary F. Arthur (ne Martin), age 82, born in Boston, MA, and residing in Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Mary spent her life caring for her husband, children, and grandchildren. With her husband, she retired in 1986 from Dover, DE, to Ft. Myers, FL, where they enjoyed golfing and traveling.

Mary loved music, good food, and card games. Her family and friends will miss her laughter, wit, and kindness.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, James O. Arthur II, and two of her six children, James O. Arthur III and Marianne A. Kiesel. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Webb and her husband, Jeff, of Spring Hill, FL; daughter, Elizabeth Semans and her husband, Lou, of Viola, DE; daughter, Janet Hope of California, KY; and daughter, Meg Arthur of Newark, DE, with whom she lived. Mary was grandmother to four grandchildren, Alyson Kiesel, Daniel Kiesel, Megan Hope, and Amy Layton. She was great grandmother to Nolan Hope and Ava Layton, and mother-in-law to Bruce Kiesel.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where visitation will begin at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 11 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19713 ( / 302/368-8944).

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

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