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Lois D. Webb-Cheshaek

June 13, 1932 ~ June 5, 2017 (age 84)

After a long and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis, Lois Dempsey Webb-Cheshaek of Wyoming, Delaware passed away on June 5, 2017 at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Delaware. 

Born on June 13,1932, the daughter of the late Clarence Dempsey and the late Mabel Shackell Dempsey, Lois was a 1950 graduate of Dover High School.  She was employed by the State of Delaware for 24 years, first with the Treasurer’s Office, and then with the Caesar Rodney District Office, retiring in 1991.

At the time of her death, Lois was a member of the Delaware State Grange, The Temple Grange #66, the American Association of Retired People and the Retired School Personnel Association.  She had previously been a 4-H Leader, a member of the Willow Run Ruritanettes, and a member of The Delaware Farm Bureau.

Prior to his death in 1979, Lois and her late husband, Jack Webb, were farmers in the Willow Grove area.  Lois was also predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Esther (Dempsey) and Joel Ridley, her brother Charles C. Dempsey, her sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty (Webb) and Cliff Palmer and Ellen (Webb) and Edgar Cooper.

Lois married her loving husband, Steven J. Cheshaek, in September 1995.  In addition to Steve, she is survived by her daughter Nancy Webb Kitchen of Virginia Beach, her son John Wesley Webb of Wyoming, and her former son-in-law, Alvin E. Kitchen of Haymarket, Virginia.  She is also survived by her stepchildren, Dawn Cheshaek of Hartly and Dean Cheshaek of Tolchester, MD, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Lois maintained a close relationship with her grandson, Alvin Webb Kitchen, and is survived by him and his wife Emily of Leesburg, Virginia and their children, Jacob, Ava and Madelyn. 

Lois is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Joan (Dempsey) and Merle Rumsey, and her sister-in-law, Alice Mae Jacobs (formerly Dempsey), and her husband Sam. 

The family wishes to thank the staff of Delaware Hospice, and especially Whitney Layton, for the excellent care they provided to Lois during the last stage of her illness. 

Friends may call from 5 to 7 P.M. on Sunday, June 11 at the Pippin Funeral Home in Wyoming.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at The Immaculate Conception Church of Marydel at 11 A.M. on Monday, June 12.  Burial will be at the Greensboro, Maryland Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Immaculate Conception Church of Marydel (522 N. Main Street, 20649), St Bernadette’s Church of Harrington (109 Dixon Street, 19952), or The Temple Grange #66 (26851 Barclay Road, Templeville, MD  21649).

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 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
June 12, 2017

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
522 Main Street
Marydel, MD 21649

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