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Mitzie A. Gans

July 10, 1933 - January 20, 2021

Mitzie A. Gans, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Born in Portsmouth, VA on July 10, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Ellwood and Cecelia L. (Dougherty) Thomson.

God blessed Mitzie with a wonderful husband, Everett Seldomridge, whom she married at the age of 80. He was the love of her life, and her only regret was not marrying him sooner.

Mitzie was the most loving wife, mother and grandmother (GG). She made everyone feel cherished with her gentle, warm and encouraging ways-always smiling, always available. Mitzie truly was a Proverbs 31 woman.

She enjoyed gardening, needlework and faithfully fed birds as well as feral cats. Mitzie didn’t have a mean bone in her body; she refused to kill house spiders, and would catch them and put it outside instead.

We will all miss her so very much, but are comforted by knowing she loved her Lord Jesus and is finally home.

In addition to her parents, Mitzie is preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her loving husband, Everett Seldomridge; daughters, Becky Roessler and Debbie Gans-Odonnell; young brother, Teddy Thomson (Nicole); grandchildren, Ryan Roessler (Tammy), Kyle Roessler (Lucille), Celia Sloan (Chris) and Liza Odonnell; great grandchildren, Levi Barkley, Rebekah Gans, Landen Roessler, Colten Roessler, Olive Sloan, Kerri Rose Roessler and baby boy Sloan, due in March; and wonderful stepchildren who lovingly accepted her, Debbie Tunik (Asher), Michael Seldomridge (Donna) and Danny Seldomridge (Carol).

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mitzie’s memory to Fair Hill Church, 2420 Singerly Road, Elkton, MD 21921.


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12 Condolences for Mitzie A. Gans

  • Mitzie was a very special sister, and I mean special! She always had time for everyone. She never met a stranger, was kind to everyone as well as being devoted to her beloved feral cats. She will be missed dearly. I never say goodbye but would like to say, “see you on the other side, Mit”.

    Love brother Ted and Nichol

  • I have wonderful memories of Mitzi when she took care of my sons, John and Joe when I worked and lived on Sykes Road. I am very sorry for your loss. God bless.

  • Mitzie you will be missed by all you were a kind and loving step mom and friend. God bless

  • I was Mitzie’s neighbor for 5 years and honestly have never met a nicer person. She was a sweetheart and I will miss her. My deepest condolences to Everett and all her family.

  • Becky, Debbie and family,
    I am truly sorry for your tremendous loss. I hope you find comfort she is in the loving arms of our Lord. Dan and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Theresa Richmond

  • Mitzie was sweet, kind and a second Mom to Mark. She always had a kind word and always welcomed us to her home. God bless you all.
    Love, Mark & Michele

  • So sorry on your loss. I remember Mitzie from our neighborhood and from working with her at ICI and also at GRPC. She was a very sweet woman.

  • Mitzie, You always had kind encouraging words for me and my family, those same traits are sorely lacking today.
    Enjoy your new home,Sister.
    Enjoy Jesus.
    The Palumbo’s

  • Becky thinking of you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing but so happy to hear she is with her Savior.

  • Mitzie was my Mom’s best friend. She always showed her love and affection whenever my wife and I visited Delaware. I will miss her lovely Ice-Tea, the best I have had. Now we know that Mitzie and my Mom are having fun in Heaven. Together with their brothers they will be at peace.
    Love, Tony and Anneke

  • I miss you so much Mom. I love you 💔😘