ANNABELLE MERRITT

Annabelle (Kilyk) Merritt, age 90, of Wilmington, formerly of Greentree Boro, PA passed away April 20, 2018 at Forwood Manor. Her husband, Norwood (Jimmy) Merritt died in 1994. She was also predeceased by her parents, Sophie and Frank Kilyk; sisters Ruth Kilyk, Stella Buettner, Mary Frances Jones, and Helen Kolakowski; brother Michael Kilyk and nephew Billy Kolakowski.

Survivors include nieces Mary Jane Jessep, Louise Musico, Margaret Medick and Ruth Ann Donatelli; nephews H. Gordon Jones III, Stephen Kilyk, Raymond Buettner and Thomas Buettner, as well as many, many friends.

Annabelle regarded her GNO group as her extended local family. A special thank you to caring and devoted Cathy Bennett, Sharon Adams and Carol Illingworth.

Her family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the entire staff at Forwood Manor.

Annabelle was employed by Hercules Incorporated for 27 years, retiring in 1989.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 2 beginning at 10 am at the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720. The service will be held at 11 with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

For the wonderful care of Annabelle, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Forwood Manor Appreciation Fund, 1912 Marsh Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810, or to the A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803.