Rebecca Ann Tiley
AGE: 83 • Seaford, DE
Rebecca Ann Tiley, 83, of Seaford, DE., passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Rebecca was born in Federalsburg, MD., the daughter of the late Ralph and Martha Bradley Sr. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Bradley Jr.
She was raised in Federalsburg, MD., graduated from Federalsburg High School, and attended Towson State College. She was a licensed beautician in Maryland and styled hair in Federalsburg before she moved to Seaford and was employed at the West Seaford Elementary School Library where she worked until 1964.
She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Mary Martha Circle and in earlier years taught Sunday school. She read to children during story time at the Seaford Public Library, she loved playing bridge, reading, going to church and spending time with her family. Rebecca always put her family first.
Rebecca is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, William M. Tiley, son, Mark Tiley and his wife Paige, daughters, Billie Ann Shaffer and her husband Richard and Tracy Gillespie and her fiancée, Rev. Scott Harter, grandchildren, Dustin Tiley, Jesslyn Karns, Bradley Gillespie and Christopher Shaffer, a great-granddaughter, Tyleigh Karns; a niece, Suzanne Matzeit and a nephew, Steven Bradley.
Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, March 25th at 1 PM at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine & Poplar Sts, Seaford, where friends may call from 12-1pm. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, MD. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to the Seaford School District for the West Seaford Elementary School Library, 390 N. Market St, Seaford, DE 19973, Attn: business office or St. John's United Methodist Church, P O Box 299, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home.