S. Elizabeth (Betty) Kendall, age 104 of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on March 7, 2018.
Betty was the daughter of Bayard and Jennie Brown Kendall. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bayard and Samuel Kendall as well as one sister, Gladys Kendall Fluharty.
Betty was deeply devoted to her nieces and nephews. She was always interested and involved in their lives, never failing to provide her enthusiastic and unconditional support.
Sports were her passion throughout her life, from high school and through her adult years. She played basketball, tennis, hockey, softball, badminton, golf, and volleyball. Betty lettered in basketball at Beacom College, was Delaware State champion in singles and doubles badminton for several years and won numerous titles in singles and doubles tennis at DuPont Country Club.
Betty was a graduate of Beacom College and worked her entire career at the DuPont Company. Additionally, Betty was a lifelong member of her family church, Green Hill Presbyterian.
She enjoyed her last years at (Methodist) Country House where she greeted new residents, visited those in the nursing center and entertained her neighbors with her holiday hats and lunchtime jokes.
Betty will be remembered for her Christian faith, her passion for life and joy, a fantastic sense of humor, a ready smile, her love of music and her devotion to family and friends.
Her favorite saying, “Oh Happy Day”, described her outlook on life and the legacy she leaves her family.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her nieces and nephews; Elizabeth Fluharty Lauber of Greenville DE, Janice Fluharty Knotts and husband Richard of Hickory NC, Kendall Fluharty and wife Carol of Fishers IN, Dorothy Kendall of Kalispell MT, Samuel Kendall of Altamonte Springs FL, Susan Kendall Graham of Winter Park FL, Frank Kendall of Texas, and Jane Kendall Walters and husband Jim of Rock Hill SC.
She is also survived by 11 great nieces and nephews and 13 great-great nieces and nephews.
Services for Betty will be held privately with family.
Memorial contributions can be made in Betty’s memory to the Samaritan Fund, Country House, 4830 Kennett Pike, Wilmington DE 19807