Elsie M. Reynolds, of Ellendale, died on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 at Milford Memorial Hospital, Bayhealth Medical Center. She was 80.


Elsie M. Reynolds, of Ellendale, died on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 at Milford Memorial Hospital, Bayhealth Medical Center. She was 80.

Mrs. Reynolds was the daughter of the late Robert and Gertrude Dutton. She began her career with the Milford School District working as an aid in the school office. As she progressed in her education, she was able to work as a teacher in the Computer Science Labs at Lulu Ross Elementary, retiring in 1991. Church was a very important part of her life. She was a member of Old Paths Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading, sewing and doing crossword puzzles. Her main joy was being with and caring for her family. She was a caregiver for her mother-in-law for years and also loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Doris Travers and a son James G. Reynolds.

She is survived by a daughter Charlyn F. Bratlie, of Denver, Colo.; two sons Charles F. Reynolds of Ellendale and Gerald L. Reynolds, of Georgetown; two brothers Harry Dutton of Georgetown and Harvey Dutton of Lincoln; eight grandchildren Carrie Spurlock, Brian Bratlie, Jessica Reynolds, Jennifer Reynolds, Shelly Fredrickson, Shane Collins, Shyloah Berger and Christina Travers and six great grandchildren: Kylie, Bailey, Mercedez, Sydney, Sophia and Olivia.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at the Old Paths Church of Christ, 18295 Redden Road, Georgetown where friends may call from 11 am to noon. Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton. Arrangements by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford.