Jane Pip­pin Keith­ley

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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.




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