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Hannah Walters


CANTERBURY – Hannah Marvel Walters passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020. She was born on January 1, 1938 to the late Edward Mitchell Marvel and Hannah Tyre Marvel Walters in Rising Sun, Delaware.

She was married to Samuel E. Walters Jr., for almost 50 years until his death. She worked alongside her son Sam at their produce market, Walters Produce Market in Canterbury. She was known as 'Mom' to her customers and only missed one week of work after 30 years to fight her 4 year battle with cancer. She was also known for her homemade pies, bread pudding, and vegetable beef soup. She would also fix the food for the sale Sam had in Canterbury.

Hannah was also preceded in death by her son, William Harrington Cohee IV; she is the last of her nine siblings.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Ann Walters; son, Sam Walters and his wife Kellie; her granddaughter, Kristi Lynn and her children; three grandsons, Cole Elliott and Eugene (Kayli) Elliott of Viola, and Dustin Elliott of Henderson, Md.; and two great-granddaughters, Ali Grace and Lily Rose Elliott; three sister-in-laws, Sadie Swain, Betty Jo Wood, and Evelyn Moore; brother-in-law, William Robert (Kim) Walters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Hannah's memory were requested for the Felton Community Fire Co. Auxiliary.

Interment was at Canterbury Cemetery.

Hannah was a 48 year member of the Felton Community Fire Company Auxiliary joining in 1972 and would have been a 50 year member in 2022.  Hannah worked in the kitchen and served as chairman on many occasions.  She didn’t mind what she was asked to do, she just liked helping the auxiliary.  The auxiliary members enjoyed her bread pudding on more than one occasion.  Her daughter, Betty Ann is a life member of the Auxiliary.  Sister-in-laws, Evelyn Moore and Betty Jo Wood are both 50+ year members of the Auxiliary. Her nephew Mark Moore and great-nephew Tyler Moore are both fireman.

This web site article was prepared on September 5, 2020 by Sandy Wood using information contained in Hannah’s obituary published in the Delaware State News on September 1, 2020 and FCFC Auxiliary records.


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