Patsy Ruth (Chidester) Seidel

Patsy Ruth (Chidester) Seidel

Patsy Ruth (Chidester) Seidel, 87, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on Saturday May 10, 2014. Patsy was born in Alexandria, Ohio on July 30, 1926, to George and Helen (Turner) Chidester. She was preceded in death by Col. Richard L. Seidel, her devoted husband of 57 years.

She graduated from Ohio State University in 1948 receiving her Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy. Patsy enjoyed being a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge and socializing with her friends. She loved traveling the world with her husband and was very active in the neighborhood group of her "Best Friends", the P's and Q's.

Patsy is survived her children, Barbara Susan (Seidel) Barber (Samuel), Richard "Rick" Louis Seidel Jr. and Karl Dean Seidel; sister, Sue Hayes (Bob) and brother; Samuel Turner (Brenda), grandchildren; Teresa Ann (Barber) Manter (Jeffery), Patricia Lynn Barber (Jim Whpkey), Karl Blake Seidel, Candice Lynn Seidel, Jacqueline Rae Seidel and Garrett Louis Seidel, and great grandchildren; Vincent James Manter and Kasie Marie Manter.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Limestone Presbyterian Church, 3201 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE, 19808. The Seidel Family is grateful for memorial gifts given in lieu of flowers, to , 92 Read's Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE, 19720 or to Limestone Presbyterian Church at the above address.

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Published in The News Journal from May 17 to May 19, 2014