Arlene Staubs (Ware) Terry, devoted Christian

March 27, 2021

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Arlene Staubs (Ware) Terry passed peacefully at her home in Millsboro.  Born in Charles Town, W.Va., she was a resident of Millsboro since 1962.

Arlene was a great friend to many in the community, and a participant in community support organizations, including The Christian Storehouse, Cub and Boy Scouts, Sussex Central Band. To those who knew her, it was easy to see her true Christian faith and love for her sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, parents, and brothers and sisters.

She is preceded in death by her parents (Reginald and Catherine Staubs), her son (James Ware), and several brothers and sisters (Clarice, Marlin, Dan and Ruth).  

She is survived by her brother, Frank (Sue) Staubs, and sister, Brenda Pierson of Charles Town and Martinsburg, W.Va.; husband, Peter Terry of Millsboro;  sons Les (Debbie Layfield) Ware of Hampton, Va., and Keith (Karen Hudson) Ware of Dagsboro; stepdaughter Cathy (Jay) Droogan of Darien, Conn.;  grandchildren: Jennifer (Ware) and Shaun Dyer of Nottingham, UK; Andrew and Elizabeth (Lewis) Ware of Fairfax, Va., Stephanie (Ware) and Ryan Tingle of Cheyenne, Wyo., Nicolas and Caitlin (Molnar) Ware of Dagsboro, Jack Droogan of San Francisco, Calif., and Cate and Sara of Darien, Conn.; great-grandchildren, Lennon and Charlie Mae Ware, and Finley Dyer.

The family plans a small private ceremony in April.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimer and hospice organizations.

Most importantly, she was a devoted Christian and wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  

Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

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