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Nancy J. Crystle

AGE: 78 • Rehoboth Beach

Nancy J. Crystle, age 78, of Rehoboth Beach, DE passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, DE. She was born on October 17, 1937 in Ridley Park, PA, daughter of the late William T. and Thelma Mae (Worrall) Dannaker.

Nancy worked for several years as a Podiatry Assistant at Foot and Ankle Associates in Wilmington, DE before retiring to Rehoboth Beach. Upon retirement, she was actively involved in the Midway Lions Club and All Saints Episcopal Church. She also volunteered at Beebe Hospital's gift shop.

Nancy cherished the many years spent at the beach with family and friends. Over the years, Nancy hosted many holiday parties and happy hours. Her home was always the hub of activity. She loved a good laugh and enjoyed playing competitive card games. Most of all she cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Nancy will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a dear friend by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" M. Crystle, III in 2014. She is survived by her two sons: John E. Crystle (Bobbi), of New Castle, DE and Jeffrey W. Crystle (Peggy), of Newark, DE; two daughters: Millie Bickling (Carl), of Cochranville, PA and Karen Curran (Jamie), of North East, MD; six grandchildren: Robert Crystle of Newark, DE, Jennifer and Brandon Crystle also of Newark, DE, Carl Bickling, III of Cochranville, PA, Benjamin and Claire Curran of North East, MD; two brothers: William T. Dannaker (Jean), of Philadelphia, PA and Dean Dannaker (Kelly), of Bear, DE; a sister, Janice Grider (Howard), of Glenn Mills, PA and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 1:00 PM, at St. George's Episcopal Chapel, 20274 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson, DE 19951, where friends may call beginning at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow services at St. George's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Nancy's memory to All Saint's Episcopal Church, 18 Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 or a .

Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, DE.

Please visit Nancy's Life Memorial Webpage and sign her online guestbook at

Published in The News Journal on Jan. 31, 2016
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