Mary Jean Henderson
July 24, 1948 - February 5, 2019
Mary Jean Henderson, age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Born in Richland, WA, on July 24, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Jean V. (Andreason) Mangold. Mary Jean graduated from University of Delaware with a Master’s degree in Education. She dedicated her career as a special education teacher and tutoring, touching the lives of many children.
Mary Jean was always up for a night on the town. She loved to dance and spend time with family and friends, especially at the beach. A true matriarch, Mary Jean enjoyed cooking meals for everyone and baking cookies at Christmas. Her garden was admired by many.
Mary Jean was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughters, Sheri Edwards (Russ) of Elkton, MD and Wendy Henderson of Newark, DE; brother, Thomas F. Mangold, Jr. of FL; sister, Suzanne Aldridge of NC; and furry grandbabies, Casey Lyn and Jynx Ryan Edwards.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary Jean’s memory to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Rd, Newark, DE 19713 or the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Rd, Newark, DE 19713.