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Jean Elizabeth Thorpe

Obituary for Jean Elizabeth Thorpe

June 9, 1926 - December 30, 2019
Dover, Delaware | Age 93


Jean Elizabeth Thorpe, age 93, of Dover, DE passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. Jean was born on June 9, 1926 in Wilmington, DE to the late Lawrence Murray and Elizabeth (Brown) Murray.

Jean was a dedicated wife and a very caring, yet stern, mother. She loved family gatherings, especially going to the beach. Some of the things she loved doing was needle point, word find puzzles, puzzles and watching birds. The family will never forget the smell of her coffee cake baking and she made the best sweet tea. Jean loved watching sports and was an avid fan of the Phillies, Michigan State and Duke's basketball team. She was also known for her great sense of humor.

Jean is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Layton B. Thorpe; sister, Helen Chapman; 3 sons and their spouses; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jean's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home 122 West Main Street Newark, DE 19711 where friends and family may start visiting at 10:00 a.m. A burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

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122 W. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
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