Grace Dukes Wolfe, 92


Grace Dukes Wolfe, 92, of Millville, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord, while surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at her home. She was born in Millville on July 15, 1926, daughter of the late Harry Dukes Sr. and Mattie (Townsend) Dukes.

Wolfe earned her master’s degree from the University of Delaware. She was an elementary school teacher in the Christina School District before retiring in 1986, after 25 years of service. She then moved back to her family home in Millville.

She was very knowledgeable of the history of Millville and surrounding area, and was very passionate about sharing that information with others. Wolfe was a faithful member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church and its choir in Ocean View, Del., where she helped establish the new library. She was also a member of the Girls in the Garden, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Ocean View Historical Society.

Wolfe was affectionately known as “Amazing Grace” and the “Queen of Millville,” serving the needs of many elderly community members. Wolfe enjoyed swimming, reading, crossword puzzles, card games and playing the piano.

In addition to her parents, Wolfe was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Dukes Jr. and his wife, Mabel. She is survived by her four children, Timothy Wolfe and his wife, Mary, of Albany, N.Y., Christopher Wolfe and his wife, Megan, of Lincoln University, Pa., Kenneth Wolfe and his wife, Marie, of Millville, and Shelley Vaughn and her husband, Mark, of Newark, Del.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

A celebration of life will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, 81 Central Avenue, Ocean View, Del. Friends may gather after 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately at St. George’s U.M. Church Cemetery in Clarksville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Mariner’s Bethel U.M. Church Building Fund; 81 Central Ave.; Ocean View, DE 19970 or to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.