Jane Pippin Keithley
Jane Pippin Keithley, age 74, of North East, MD, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016. Born in Elkton, MD, on November 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Gladys Gee Pippin.
Prior to owning her business, Merry Maids, Mrs. Keithley had been the office manager for Dr. R. Najera. She had attended Elkton United Methodist Church. Devoted to her family, Mrs. Keithley enjoyed reading and traveling. She loved boating and ice skating, and had skated with the Delaware Diamond Precision Ice Dancing Team with her husband.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Robert W. Keithley; children, Michele L. Blevins (Larry) and Robert W. Keithley, II (Dottie), all of Elkton, MD; grandsons, Ryan E. Blevins (Jessica) and Randy S. Blevins (Erin); and greatgrandchildren, Adryan and Bryson.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2016, at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton Street, Elkton, MD 21921, where visitation will begin at 12 Noon. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, in care of the funeral home at the above address.
hickshomeforfunerals.com and he will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, brother and son.
He is survived by his wife; mother; daughter, Lauren V. and fiancé, Jeff Willis of Newark DE; son, Ethan M. of Rising Sun, MD, and sister, Bernadette Huss and husband, Ron Hurd of Newark, DE.
Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 25, at Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine Street, Oxford PA, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association in Tony’s honor. It is the family’s hope that additional research will lead to enhanced treatments so other families do not have to endure a loss as great as theirs.
Online condolences may be made at www.elcollins funeralhome.com.
Wawa opens latest area store
— Wawa opened its latest Newark-area store last week in the shadows of a now-shuttered, smaller location on Ogletown-Stanton Road.
The new location includes 16 gas pumps and makes Wawa’s ever-growing menu the focal point by positioning the food counter in the center of the store.
A grand opening ceremony featured Wawa employees cheering wildly and a hoagiebuilding contest between Delaware State Police troopers and firefighters from Christiana Fire Company.
The store’s additional 1,500 square feet allows it to accommodate new menu options such as made-to-order milkshakes and roasted chicken. The Pennsylvania-based chain is also preparing to pilot custom-made salads, “gourmet” bakery items and a juice bar.
The new store is located at 4651 Ogletown-Stanton Road on a parcel of land formerly owned by Bank of America. It joins Chick-fil-A, which opened earlier this year.
Its previous location at Omega Shopping Center, built in the mid-1980s, is now up for lease.