Mary Louise Jowder, avid reader, great cook

November 22, 2017

Mary Louise Jowder, 85, of Selbyville, passed away gently in the care of Catered Living Assisted Living in Berlin, Md. She was born July 3, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late George H. and Mildred Wright Covert. She was a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md.

She loved painting, bowling, piano and singing. She was an avid reader, and a great cook. She was a loving, strong woman devoted to her family and friends whom she always entertained with her quick witted sense of humor.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded by her husband, Robert Jowder; and daughter Betty Ann Lauff. She is survived by her siblings: Mildred "Betty" Sullivan of Selbyville, Douglas Covert (Tish) of Selbyville, Carol Stankus (Carl) of Ocean Pines, Md., and Kate Gray, of Ocean City. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Dawn Marie Masterson, Christina Franchi and her spouse Daniella; Thomas Masterson and his companion Brian, and Kimberly McDevitt and her spouse Joseph. There are three great-grandchildren: Isabella and Savannah McDevitt, and Greyson Franchi.

A time of viewing and visitation will be held at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St. in Millsboro, Saturday, Nov. 25, from 9 until 11 a.m. Everyone will then gather at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church on Coastal Highway in Ocean City at noon for a Mass of Christian Burial. Father William Lawler will officiate. Interment will be Monday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m., at the Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.

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