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Katherine D. Dill

AGE: 94 • Felton

Katherine Dorothy "Dot" Dill, age 94, of Felton, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Mrs. Dill was born to the late, Harry N. and Katherine Shockley.

Mrs. Dill worked for over 25 years as a customer service representative for Delmarva Power and Light. She also worked for many years at the Delaware State Fair selling advance tickets for the grandstand shows. She also worked for both the Harrington Raceway and Dover Downs as a mutual clerk during the harness horse races for many years.

Mrs. Dill loved to work and be busy, and never liked to keep still. She was always involved with something and loved to help others in her community. Her kindness and caring nature will forever be missed.

One of her favorite past times was watching Orioles baseball. She always enjoyed working outside and going out to eat with her family and many of her special friends. Her favorite past time was enjoying and spending time with her great grandchildren. Her face would always light up when any of them were around her. She loved each of them dearly and was so proud of them for their many accomplishments.

Mrs. Dill was a member of the Manship Chapel Church, the Democratic Club of Harrington, Felton Avon Club, Harrington Moose Lodge, and the Harrington Senior Center. She was a 66 year member of the Ladies Auxiliary of both the Magnolia Fire Company (1949-59) and Felton Fire Company (1960-2016). She enjoyed helping with their dinners and being involved as much as possible, as the firehouse was her life. She was Past President of the Felton Ladies Auxiliary and served in many other officer roles. She was a Life Member and one of the first recipients of the Golden Apron Award in 2013. Mrs. Dill also served as Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's Association from 1961 to 1962. She was inducted into the State LADVFA Hall of Recognition in 1982.

Mrs. Dill is preceded in death by her husband, John Dill, daughter and son-in-law, Clara and Harry Crouse, and a brother, John "Jack" Shockley.

She is survived by her grandsons, Ken (Nancy) Crouse of Waldorf, MD, and Douglas (Karen) Crouse of Harrington; granddaughters, Debra Fitch of Smyrna and Sandra (Michael) Hernandez of Dover; great grandchildren, Heather Crouse, Jennifer (Tim) Crouse Hood, Justin Crouse, Jeffrey Crouse and Michael (Brittany) Hernandez.

Funeral services will take place at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington, on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11am with a visitation one hour prior. A visitation for family and friends will also take place Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Sandtown.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Manship Chapel Church, 4912 Burnite Mill Road, Felton, or the Felton Fire Company, PO Box 946, Felton.

Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE. Visit us at www.melvin funeralhome.com to send flowers or sign condolence book.
Published in The News Journal on Nov. 13, 2016
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