Ocean City Today

Mary Louise Jowder

Nov 22, 2017

printed 11/24/2017


Mary Louise Jowder, 85, of Selbyville, Delaware, passed away gently in the care of Catered Living Assisted Living in Berlin, Maryland.

She was born on July 3, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late George H. and Mildred Wright Covert.

She was a member of St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City, Maryland. 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 children, Mildred “Betty” Sullivan, of Selbyville, Delaware, Douglas Covert (Tish) of Selbyville, Delaware, Carol Stankus (Carl) of Ocean Pines, Maryland and Kate Gray, of Ocean City, Maryland.

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, Delaware, on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 from 9 -11 a.m. Everyone will then gather at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church on Coastal Highway in Ocean City at noon for a Mass of Christian Burial. Father William Lawler will officiate.

Interment will be on Monday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Delaware. Send condolences to www.watsonfh.com.

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