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Barbara A. Henshaw


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Barbara A. Henshaw Obituary
Barbara A. Henshaw 82, of Smyrna Delaware, passed away at her home after a long illness surrounded by her family on February 3, 2016.

Born in Magnolia, Delaware was the daughter of Clark and Cora (McColly) Whitney and was one of nine children.

Barbara was preceded in death by her first husband Regis M. Steindl, her brothers Herbert, Benjamin, Richard and William Whitney, sisters Doris Shulties, Verna Wells and Jean Decker.

She graduated from Caesar Rodney Senior High School, Camden Delaware.

Barbara worked for many years in the restaurant business including Betty's Lunch and The Dover Diner; she would later co-own The Dover Diner.

Barbara worked for the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicle until she retired in 1993. She would later come out of retirement to work part time for the Motor Vehicle Department and then retire full time living in Smyrna, Delaware.

After retirement, she enjoyed reading, crocheting, crossword puzzles and watching television. Her favorite shows were Jeopardy and Days of Our Lives, which she enjoyed each and every day. She was also an avid cat owner, owning many pure bread Siamese cats.

She is survived by her daughter Sandra Emerson, son-in-law Barry Emerson of Wilmington, Delaware, son Michael Steindl, daughter-in-law Kathleen Steindl, grandsons Matthew and Timothy Steindl all of Dover, DE, step-grandchildren, Matthew Emerson, Beth O'Patterson and Amanda Emerson, sister Elsie Billbrough, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

At our mother's request, burial will be private. In lieu of cards and flowers, charitable donations can be made to Delaware Hospice.

Letters of condolences may be sent to www.traderfh.com.

Burial Services provided by Trader Funeral Home, Dover, DE.
Published in Dover Post from Feb. 8 to Feb. 17, 2016
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