Imogene "Jean" de Ford, 85, died after a brief illness on February 18, 2018. Jean cherished her early years on a farm in Galax, Virginia. She graduated from Havre de Grace High School and Goldey Beacom College where she was an honor student and on the track team. She had a lengthy career at Hercules, after retirement she remained active with many volunteer activities with area churches and enjoyed many friendships with her fellow residents at Ingleside Homes. Her greatest joys were spending time with family, cooking, and travelling to the Caribbean and Hawaii.
She was predeceased by her mother, Lura Sinclear, and her brother, Vinton Hill. She is survived by her son Jim de Ford (Kathy); three grandchildren, Rob, Tyler, and Britney de Ford, and a great-grandson, Augie Conrad. She will be deeply missed by her family and all that had the privilege of knowing her.
Services will be held on Friday, February 23 at 11:00 am at McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808. Visitors may call beginning at 10:00am. Burial at Gracelawn Memorial will be private.