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Of Middletown, DE, age 87, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2013.
She was born on December 13, 1925 in Rising Sun, MD, the daughter of the late Norman Herbert Little and Aretha Gay Reed.
She lived in Elkton, MD with her husband of 32 years, Oliver Johnson, who passed away in 1975. She and her second husband, Robert Lange, retired to Accomac, VA in 1986. Mrs. Lange moved to Middletown in 1997 to be closer to family.
Mrs. Lange was a member of Eastern Star Chapter #84 of Elkton, MD; was a Brownie Scout leader and helped with the Cub Scouts while living in Elkton. She was the Sales Manager for Minster's Jewelry store in Elkton and retired from the State of MD Department of Human Resources and Unemployment Services. After retirement, she served on the Adult Literacy Council in Accomac, VA.
In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was predeceased by five brothers and one sister; Ernest Edward Little, Amos Brady Little, Norman Stanley Little, Curtis Marshall Little, Herbert Franklin Little, and Naomi Isabelle Williams, and her second husband, Robert Lange.
She is survived by a son, Thomas Oliver Johnson and his wife, Lynn of Kernersville, NC, and a daughter, Betty J. Shallcross and her husband, Thomas, of Middletown, DE and two grandsons, Christopher Neal Shallcross and his wife, Karen of Wilmington, DE, and Michael Johnson Shallcross of Bear, DE. She also leaves behind her dear and devoted friend, Robert T. Kirk.
All services are private.
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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 17, 2013