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“Dear Aunt Margaret will be greatly missed! Margaret was a great neighbor for all of us. We loved to go visit her, and watch her work in her yard....Read More »
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“My dear friend and neighbor of 51 years passed away. I am so sorry that we found out too late to pay our respects. She was a wonderful friend....Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Ruby Quillen - Claymont, DE

“I was deeply saddened to read of Margaret's passing in the Sunday paper. She is finally at peace & doing her gardening in Heaven with her family. I...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Betty Pont - Claymont, DE


Margaret Ann Deaton, 90, of Claymont, DE, passed away peacefully at Churchman's Village on Sunday August 13, 2017.

Born in Matewan, WV, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. Deaton and Cora Gross Deaton Murphy. Margaret came to Claymont in 1943 and retired from the DuPont Company after many years of service. During retirement, she enjoyed working in her yard.

Margaret is survived by her brother Richard Lee Murphy; step-sister Geraldine VanCaneghem; nieces Sharon Dowling, Karen Murphy and Deborah Pleasants; nephews William Deaton and Kevin Murphy; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Services were privately held at Gracelawn Memorial Park.