Barbara L. Hitchens, collected Barbie dolls

November 14, 2022

Barbara L. “Bonnie” Hitchens, 75, of Milton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Bayhealth Kent Campus in Dover. She was born Dec. 1, 1946, to the late Clifford Legates and Doris (Chandler) Legates.

She graduated from Milton High School Class of 1964 and then from Salisbury State University in 1968. Barbara taught school and was later employed at Comcast. She enjoyed flowers, and collecting jewelry and Barbie dolls. 

Barbara is survived by her sister, Catherine Carey; her brother-in-law, Donald Carey; her niece, Emily Cash; and her nephew, Ethan Cash.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at Short Funeral Services chapel, 416 Federal St., Milton. Interment will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in her memory to Eagle’s Nest Church, 26633 Zion Church Road, Milton, DE 19968.

Online condolences or tributes are welcome for the family at

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