Emily Kline Zufelt
Emily Kline Zufelt

Wilmington, Delaware

Age 77, passed away at home surrounded by family on Sunday, September 6, 2015 after a brief illness.

Emily was born in Mishawaka, IN, the daughter of Marcus (Mark) and Anna Blanford (Nan) Kline. While studying at St. Mary's College she met her future husband, Jack, an engineering student at the University of Notre Dame. After he graduated in 1958, he started working for DuPont as a chemical engineer and they built a family while being transferred around the country, living in or near Montague, MI, Louisville, KY, New Orleans, LA, and Wilmington, DE.

Emily was a devoted wife and mother, and was a tireless volunteer for the many schools, scout troops, marching bands, sport teams, and theater groups her children participated in. She was a multi-talented musician who could play virtually any instrument. Later in life she was also a highly skilled, self-taught computer network administrator. Emily was an avid birder and had a very special place in her heart for bald eagles, which she thought were beautiful and majestic.

Emily is survived by: her six children, Jerry (Edie), of Greensburg, PA, Nancy Lamothe (Steve), of Colchester, VT, Colleen, of Wilmington, Michele Della Fera (Joseph), of Landenberg, PA, John (Dea), of Wilmington, and Jim Kiley-Zufelt (Mike), of Collingswood, NJ; her fourteen grandchildren, Mark (Heather), Victoria Ferris (Edwin), and Timothy Zufelt, Jereme, Christopher, Daniel, and Peter Lamothe, Matthew and Daniel Tomczak, Brian and Emily Della Fera, and Michael, Kevin and Joseph Zufelt; one great-grandchild, Grayson; her brother, John Kline (Jan) of Brownsburg, IN; and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Kline (Candy) of Columbus, OH, and by her beloved husband Jack.

The memorial service will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to the National Audubon Society (www.audubon.org).

For online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com



Published by The News Journal from Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2015.
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John, I'm so sorry to read about your mother's passing. It sounds like she was a wonderful lady. Please know that I am thinking of you and your entire family during this very difficult time.
Debra McMullen
September 17, 2015
Dear Colleen and the Zufelt family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the death of your Mother. I have many fond memories of Emily when I had the pleasure of working with her at Salesianum. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Sincerely, Mary Ellen King
September 17, 2015
Joe, Michele & Family

Our sincerest sympathy goes out to you and your dear family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Angeline & Herbie Ceresini
September 16, 2015
May eternal light shine upon Emily Zufelt! May Emily rest in peace in the hands of our beloved Lord.
Debbie Goff
September 14, 2015
Dear Colleen,Matt and Danny,and the Zufelt family, Our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies,in the loss of your Beloved mother, Emily. May your family continue to find the strength in the Lord to be at peace through this difficult time! Sincerely, Debbie & Larry Goff
Debbie Goff
September 14, 2015
My sincerest condolences to the Zufelt Family. May the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18) help you during these difficult times.
September 12, 2015
Michele, Joe & Family,
My prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Larry Shaffer
September 11, 2015
John, Dea, & Michael, Kevin, Joe--

Our deepest sympathy and condolences at this difficult time. You and your entire extended family are in our thoughts and prayers.
May the angels hasten to greet Emily, and welcome her to her place of honor with the Lord.
Pat & Pam Sweeney
September 10, 2015
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