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Phoebe Anthony

September 4, 2019
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Phoebe Anthony of Harrington passed away, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 surrounded by those she loved. She was 98 years old. 

Phoebe was a very active member of Prospect United Methodist Church for 43 years, where she served as a certified Lay Speaker, Lay Leader, Bible School Teacher, member of the United Methodist Women, and sang in the church choir until she was 90 years old. She was actively involved in the Harrington Senior Center, and was recognized one year during Heritage Day for her community work with them. Phoebe also loved to send cards to keep in touch with friends, and play cards with her neighbors.  She was a very caring, friendly person who was loved and will be missed by all.

In addition to her parents, Phoebe is proceeded in death by her husband of 53 1/2 years, Clarence; brother, William White; sisters, Catherine Carpenter, and Sarah Donovan, son-in-laws Albert "Spanky" Vincent, Donald Jester, and Donald Melvin; and grandson, Steven Vincent.  

She is survived by her daughters, Betty Vincent (Andy Andrew), Grace Jester, and Gayle Melvin; 7 grandchildren, Rick (Kim) Vincent, Glenn Hayman (Susan Welch), Cliff (Patsy) Jester, Kreg (Patty) Jester, Scott Melvin, Heather (Matt) Jackson, and Travis Melvin; 6 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life services will take place at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. DuPont Hwy., Harrington, DE 19952,  on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at  12  PM with a viewing for family and friends one hour prior. Interment will follow at Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington, DE.  

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to: Prospect UMC P.O. Box 342, Harrington, DE 19952, or the Harrington Senior Center, 102 Fleming St. , Harrington, DE 19952

Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE.  Please visit us at to express condolences.

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