Joyce Au­drey (Spauld­ing) Dag­nall

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Joyce Au­drey (Spauld­ing) Dag­nall, age 87, of Elkton, MD, passed away peace­fully at her home on Satur­day, June 25, 2016.

Born at home in Ge­orge­town, MA on June 13, 1929, Joyce was the daugh­ter of the late Mau­rice A. and Es­ther (Van Moll) Spauld­ing. She at­tended Tufts Univer­sity, ma­jor­ing in so­ci­ol­ogy and be­came a life­time mem­ber of the Chi Omega soror­ity. She met her hus­band, Bill, at a dance at the Franklin Square House and they were mar­ried in Ge­orge­town on Novem­ber 25, 1950. Af­ter the cou­ple re­tired from their jobs in Vir­ginia, they re­turned to Glen Farms to live.

Joyce was an ac­com­plished pi­anist, ac­com­pa­ny­ing op­erettas in high school and play­ing reg­u­larly at the Calvert Manor Health­care Cen­ter and the Ne­wark Se­nior Cen­ter, both en­ter­tain­ing and ac­com­pa­ny­ing. As an ad­vo­cate of bring­ing mu­sic to the se­nior cen­ter, she found great plea­sure in cre­at­ing pro­grams for them. Her fa­vorite hobby was play­ing bridge with her hus­band — a tra­di­tion the cou­ple be­gan a week af­ter mar­ry­ing, and con­tin­ued through­out their lives. Joyce had many in­ter­ests, in­clud­ing cro­chet­ing, sewing, gar­den­ing and fish­ing with Bill. A woman of strong faith, she was a long­time and ac­tive mem­ber of the First Pres­by­te­rian Church of Ne­wark.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by her beloved hus­band of 61 years, Wil­liam Ray­mond Dag­nall, Jr. and her sis­ter, Bar­bara (Spauld­ing) LeBlanc. She is sur­vived by three daugh­ters, Su­san Dag­nall, Kather­ine Dag­nall and Cyn­thia (Dag­nall) Mullins; son-in-law, David Mullins; four mar­ried grand­chil­dren, Dou­glas and Emily Mullins, Wil­liam and Lisa Mullins, Kim­berly and Al­lan Barr and Heather and Fer­nando Estep; and 13 great grand­chil­dren.

The fam­ily wishes to thank the en­tire staff of Sea­sons Hos­pice for the ex­cel­lent care and com­pas­sion given to Joyce.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 10 am on Thurs­day morn­ing, June 30, 2016, at the First Pres­by­te­rian Church of Ne­wark, 292 W. Main Street, Ne­wark, DE 19711, where a vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 9:15 am un­til 10 am. In­ter­ment will fol­low in Head of Christiana Ceme­tery, Not­ting­ham Road, Ne­wark, DE.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions to fur­ther her pas­sion for mu­sic may be made to In­stru­ments in the At­tic, c/o Ce­cil County Pub­lic Schools, Fine Arts Depart­ment, 201 Booth St., Elkton, MD 21921.

To sign guest book, visit: spicer­mul­likin.com

Spicer-Mul­likin Fu­neral Homes & Cre­ma­tory: 302328-2213 daugh­ters, Kelly Chytrenko of Mid­dle­town, DE, Darla Prevento of Ne­wark, DE and Gina Shupe of Mid­dle­town, DE; sis­ter, Mary Edna Vin­cent (Rinell) of Fac­to­ryville, PA; brothers, Wil­liam E. Deib­ert (Nancy) of Wheel­ing, WV, and Foster L. Deib­ert Jr. (Cristina) of Korschen­broich, Ger­many; and sev­eral grand­chil­dren and great grand­chil­dren. Weed is also sur­vived by sev­eral nieces, neph­ews, and cousins.

He is pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther: Foster L. Deib­ert Sr.; brother, Dar­ryl Deib­ert; pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, C. El­lis and Ruth Deib­ert; and ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Ed­ward F. and Mary T. McKe­own.

A cel­e­bra­tion of “Weed’s” life will be held at 11 a.m. on Satur­day, July 2 at Elkton United Methodist Church, 219 E Main St., Elkton, MD 21921.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tion checks may be made payable to “Elkton United Methodist Church” or “The Wounded War­riors Pro­ject” and sent to R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921.

To send con­do­lences, please visit www.rt­foard. com.

R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, P.A. A Life Cel­e­bra­tion ® Home

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