Emma Bradley Kates

FELTON - Emma Bradley Kates, of Main Street, died Thursday, June 4, 1981 in Kent General Hospital, Dover, after a short illness.


Mrs. Kates was a charter member of the Sarah Rebekah Lodge #16 I.O.O.F. and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Adams Simpler Ware Post 6009 of the VFW, both located in Felton.  She was a member of the Felton United Methodist Church.


She is survived by her husband, Lawrence J.; a son T. Lawrence and a daughter, Salena Kates Sherwood, both of Felton; two brothers, John A. Bradley of Harrington and Arley Bradley of Greenwood; two sisters, Elizabeth Jaggers of Hacks Point, Md., and Catherine Cannon of Farmington; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Burial was at Hopkins Cemetery, Felton, DE.


Emma joined the Felton Community Fire Company Auxiliary on March 14. 1951 and continued serving to eventually become a life member.  Her son, T. Lawrence Kates is currently a life and 50+ year member of the FCFC.  Daughter-in-law, Margaret Kates, was a life and 50+ year Auxiliary member.  Daughter, Salena Kates Sherwood was a life Auxiliary member and son-in-law, Robert Sherwood was a charter, life and 50+ year member of the FCFC.  Granddaughter, Cheryl Sherwood Gladden and great-granddaughter’s Caprecia Gladden Zdradzinski, Catrena Gladden Welch, Casondra Gladden Cain and Julie Marie Gladden are past Auxiliary members.


This web site article was prepared by Sandy Wood using information contained in Emma’s obituary published in the Harrington Journal, June 10, 1981.  Prepared on June 17, 2015.

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