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Isabelle Wilkinson

AGE: 94 • New Castle

Isabelle Wilkinson, age 94, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on November 24, 2016 at Foulk Manor North, her home for the past 7 years.

Isabelle was born near Rising Sun, Maryland. She was raised by her foster parents, the late William and Bessie Graham. Isabelle graduated from the Delaware State Hospital School of Nursing and then served as a US Army nurse during World War II in the Pacific. After the war she worked as a psychiatric nurse for more than thirty years at Delaware State Hospital.

Isabelle was a member of the New Castle United Methodist Church for 50 years. She served as a trustee of the church, a member of the United Methodist Women, and was one of the "Ladies of the Kitchen." Isabelle also delivered meals for the Meals on Wheels program and volunteered at Emmanuel Dining Room for several years.

Isabelle was a warm and accepting person who lived a life of service to others in her family, her job, and her church. She most enjoyed spending time with her family, good food, and watching Phillies games.

Isabelle was predeceased by her husband, Howard Wilkinson and her stepson, Ray Wilkinson. She is survived by her son Richard Wilkinson (Wanda), her daughter Donna Saienni (Quentin), her daughter-in-law Connie Wilkinson, and grandchildren Lauren Castaneda (Jay), Amy McAleer (Brian), Erika Saienni (fiancé Mike Gallucio), Wendy Eller (Wayne), Jeffrey Wilkinson, and Rodney Wilkinson (Priscilla). Isabelle is also survived by great-grandchildren Reese and Devon McAleer, Lindsay Williamson, and Karlee and Kyle Wilkinson and great-great-grandchild Cole Williamson.

Isabelle's family wishes to thank everyone at Foulk Manor North for the love and care provided to our mother.

The funeral service for Isabelle will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:00 am at the New Castle United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am prior to the service. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Isabelle may be made to: New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720, or Foulk Manor North Employee Christmas Fund, 1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 Attn: Bonita, or Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark DE 19713.
Published in The News Journal from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2016
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