Phyllis McCorkle, loved to cook

August 5, 2014

Phyllis McCorkle, formerly of Wilmington and Lewes, returned home Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. She was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Sioux Falls, Iowa, and spent her early years in South Dakota. Her family later relocated to Sacramento, Calif. Phyllis met a young Navy man, who later became her husband of 64 years.

Phyllis was self- taught and gifted in many things, which most notably were her cooking, gardening and needlepoint. She loved fooling people with her secret ingredients in her cooking. Phyllis stopped her cooking five years ago, but continued to look at and forward many recipes she thought people would enjoy or benefit their health.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, John McCorkle; her daughter, Sharon Jenkins; her parents, Ida and Arthur; her stepfather, Pete; and two brothers, Warren and Richard.

Phyllis is survived by two sons, Shank (Betty) and Robin (Jill); grandsons, Richard Jenkins (Trish), Michael McCorkle (Kristin), Jake McCorkle (Brittni); stepgranddaughters, Merlyn Burns (Mike) and Melissa Faragher (Steve); and eight great grandchildren.

Per her request , there will be no service and interment will be private.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brandywine at Seaside Pointe in Rehoboth Beach, Beebe Healthcare and Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital for the excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Dr., Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.

For online condolences: 302-478-2204.

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