Dorothy M. (Marker) Knott Waller, 87

Dorothy M. (Marker) Knott Waller, 87, of Lewes and Milford, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Milford Center in Milford, surrounded by her loving family.

Waller was born and raised in the area of Marcus Hook, Linwood and Chadds Ford, Pa. She graduated from Temple University School of Nursing and worked in a number of hospitals near Philadelphia, Pa.
Waller was remembered for being active in the arts and enjoying the time spent teaching in her ceramic studio. After moving to Lewes, she joined the First Baptist Church of Lewes and Ladies of Lewes Watercolorists, later known as Cape Artists, and won several awards for her paintings. Waller also was skilled in needlecraft arts, wrote poetry and compiled an extensive family genealogy.

In addition to her parents, Waller was preceded in death by her husband of almost 20 years, William S. Waller Sr., in 1985; her stepson Steven D. Waller; and her brother William Marker. Waller is survived by the children of her first marriage, to Judson A. Knott: Judith Nichols of Milford, Martha Jane Foley of Douglasville, Ga., John A. Knott of Durham, N.C., and Judson Knott of Durham; a step-son, William S. Waller Jr. of New Eagle, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Marker and John Marker; and six sisters, Helen Sninchak, Betty Thompson, Mary Ward, Peggy Jennings, Priscilla Halko and Barbara Fletcher.

A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at 1 p.m. at McCausland-Garrity Funeral Home, 202 S. Chester Pike in Glenolden, Pa., where friends may call beginning at 11 a.m. Interment was to follow at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Road in Drexel Hill, Pa. Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium in Lewes, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Johns Hopkins Oncology Center; 1650 Orleans St., #G90; Baltimore, MD 21287-0013.