NEWARK- Susanne Keil Preston, age 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018. Susanne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She was born in Philadelphia, PA and was the daughter of the late Robert and Gladys Keil. Susanne graduated from Lansdowne HS in 1948. She was Honorably Discharge form the Navy in 1952. Susanne operated a home daycare and worked at Carousel Card Shop in Pike Creek. She served as a Sunday School teacher, a Scout Leader, a teacher’s aide and was active in the PTA. Susanne enjoyed needlework and crafts, all the activities as a member of the Red Hat Society and was an avid bowler at Prices Corner Bowling Alley for many years. She relished mostly, the company of family and friends, especially the group of close friends that called themselves “The Recycled Teenagers”.
Susanne’s husband, Willis 0. Preston, Jr. died in 1994. She is survived by her 4 children, Pamela Maloney (Doug) of Delaware City, Penelope “Penny” Reynolds (Jay) of Dover, Bob Preston (Jolene) of Hockessin, Willis 0. “Bill” Preston, III of Wilmington; 2 sisters, Candy Williams of Oklahoma City, OK and Cyndie Carr (Bill) of Washington State,11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Susanne was also preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis Preston Palabrica and sisters, Judith Lorenzon and Barbara Keil.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 19, from 10- 11am at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, where a funeral service will follow at 11am. Burial will be private.
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