Jean F. Dannreuther, 81, of Lewes, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her daughter's residence. She was born Nov. 16, 1931, in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of the late Victor John and Jennie Mae (Ferrell) Dannreuther.
Ms. Dannreuther was an amazing woman with numerous lifetime achievements. She served in the U.S. Army from 1951-52. At the age of 70 she received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware and in 2008 graduated with a master's degree in science from Wilmington University at 76 years of age.
Ms. Dannreuther was a member of the American Legion Post 17 in Lewes where she was keenly involved with the social activities the post offered. She was a woman who freely gave of her time and enjoyed doing so. Ms. Dannreuther was a member of Groome United Methodist Church and was very committed to her ladies prayer group. She was a lay leader and loved volunteering wherever needed in church. She loved reading a good book or watching movies whenever time would allow. Spending time with her family and being part of family events was her truest love. As an animal lover she had two cats, Rocky and Boots, that she totally adored. Ms. Dannreuther will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to many.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Dannreuther was preceded in death by her fiancé Donnie Evans (2006); and a brother: Victor John Dannreuther Jr. She is survived by two sons: David F. Granville and wife Su of Magee, Miss., and Michael D. Morrow and wife Jan of Earlville, Md.; two daughters: Jennie L. Banco and husband Gene of Pennsville, N.J., and Susan A. Rector and husband Mark of Middletown; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two nieces: Viccie Johnson and husband Melvin, and Linda Moran, both of Memphis.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 20, at Groome United Methodist Church, corner of Savannah Road and Dewey Avenue, Lewes. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Groome United Methodist Church.