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Mary Louise Jowder

July 3, 1932 ~ November 19, 2017 (age 85)

Mary Louise Jowder, 85, of Selbyville, DE passed away gently in the care of Catered Living Assisted Living in Berlin, MD.  She was born on July 3, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA to the late George H. and Mildred Wright Covert.  She was a member of St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City, MD.

She loved painting, bowling, piano and singing.  She was an avid reader, and a great cook.  She was a loving, strong woman devoted to  her family and friends who she always entertained with her quick witted sense of humor.

She is survived by her siblings: Mildred “Betty” Sullivan, of Selbyville, DE; Douglas Covert (Tish) of Selbyville, DE; Carol Stankus (Carl) of Ocean Pines, MD and Kate Gray, of Ocean City, MD.  She is also survived by four grandchildren: Dawn Marie Masterson; Christina Franchi, and her spouse Daniella; Thomas Masterson, and his companion Brian; and Kimberly McDevitt, and her spouse Joseph.   There are three great-grandchildren: Isabella and Savannah McDevitt; and Greyson Franchi.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded by her husband, Robert Jowder and daughter Betty Ann Lauff.

A time of viewing and visitation will be held at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St. in Millsboro, DE on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 9 AM until 11:00 AM.  Everyone will then gather at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church on Coastal Highway in Ocean City, MD at 12:00 Noon for a Mass of Christian Burial.  Father William Lawler will officiate.  Interment will be on Monday, November 27, at 11:00 at the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, DE.


Electronic condolences to:

Charitable donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

 Service Information

November 25, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Mass of Christian Burial
November 25, 2017

12:00 PM
St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church
Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842


Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
26669 Patriots Way
Millsboro, DE 19966

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