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Donald Bitler, son-in-law, survivor of Catherine (Eskridge) Sproul

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Donald Bitler, son-in-law, survivor of Catherine (Eskridge) Sproul

Glenn Piper (View posts)
Posted: 1053073520000
Classification: Obituary
Obituaries, February 25, 2003

Catherine S. Sproul, 91

BRIDGEVILLE - Catherine S. Sproul of Bridgeville died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, in her home. She was 91.

Mrs. Sproul was born in Seaford, daughter of the late James R. and Mary Eskridge.

She worked as a line worker for Richardson Robins Canning Factory, later known as Underwood Meat Packing Plant in Dover, for 10 years, retiring in 1965.

She loved to do needlepoint and sewing for family and friends. She always enjoyed her family and the grandchildren visiting.

Mrs. Sproul was a member of the Modern Maturity Center in Dover as well as the Laurel Adult Day Care.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in April 1986; and a grandson, Howard Franklin "Frankie" Jefferson.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Sue and Erving Jefferson of Bridgeville, with whom she lived, and Nancy Johnson of Dover; seven grandchildren, Robert Bitler, Larry Jester, Catherine Smoot, Kenneth Jester, Jeff Jefferson, Carol Johnson and Laurie Miller; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call one hour earlier.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

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