MARYDEL Dorothy Daufenbach, 83, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Kent General Hospital, Dover.
She was born on August 15, 1935 in Elfers, Florida, daughter of the late Melvin and Nellie Morris Harper.
Dorothy was a homemaker but had worked at various jobs throughout her life.
She enjoyed gardening, flowers and music. Dorothy was a devoted mother. She will be remembered by her family for her unconditional love. She was willing to do all she could for everybody. Her great delight was her grandchildren and her greatest delight was the great grands. Her affections will be greatly missed. While she was able, she attended Calvary Methodist Church, Marydel.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Harold Daufenbach in 2011.
Dorothy is survived by a son Melvin Daufenbach of Marydel, two daughters Carla Daufenbach and long time companion Dr. Robert Gorkin of Marydel and Pamela and her husband Rev. Brian Bright of Felton, seven grandchildren Samantha Rhoads, James Bright, Sarah Bright, John Bright, Amanda Smolarek, Rebecca Brosius and Dean Cooper, 10 great grandchildren, Payton Bright, Brayden Rhoads, Addison Brosius, Brantley Rhoads, Sophia Rhoads, Emma Smolarek, Olivia Higinbotham, Blayke Rhoads, Aubrie Bright and Willow Higinbotham, two brothers William and Wayne Harper both of Florida and a sister Norma Jean Raynes of SC, and a very close friend, “Sister,” Orelia Browne.
Service will be 1:00 pm Friday, October 12, 2018 at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, where friends may gather one hour earlier. Burial will follow in Thomas Chapel Cemetery, Chapeltown, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to her adopted family in Belize, payable to God’s Missionary Church, 1616 Lords Corner Rd., Felton, DE 19943.
Letters of condolences can be via www.pippinfuneralhome.com
God's Missionary Church
1616 Lords Corner Road, Felton DE 19943