Kathryn H. Biscoe

Kathryn Hitchens Biscoe, age 107, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Compassionate Care Hospice.

Born in Cape Charles, VA, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Rosalie (Tingle) Hitchens.  She was a graduate of Wilmington High School and was a lifelong member of St. James Episcopal Church.  She was a supervisor at Wiltex Inc. in Wilmington and retired after 25 years of service.  Kathryn married William J. Biscoe and they spent 55 happy years together.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, and they were always welcome at her cottage in Rehoboth.  Her hobbies included gardening, baking and sewing. 

Kathryn was predeceased by her husband, William; her brothers, Thomas, Charles and George Hitchens; and her sisters, Emma Darby, Elsie Stewart, Laura Cherpak and Ann Nyiro.  She is survived by her caretakers, Thomas, Ann and Joan Hitchens, Audrey Spengler and Patricia Hearn; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Kathryn’s family would like to thank the staff at Lodge Lane Assisted Living for the exceptional care she received during her stay there.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Tuesday, February 27th after 10 AM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where funeral services will begin at 11 AM.  Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. James Episcopal Church Outreach Program, 2 Augustine St., Newport, DE 19804.

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Submitted by Aw on
To the family and friends of Kathryn Boscoe I’am truly sorry for your loss. It’s amazing she lived a long and prosperous life. Despite this loss may words at Revelation 22:3,4 give you comfort to know that this time apart is only temporary. We can all have the chance to see you loved ones again. This brings me comfort I hope it can for you as well.

Submitted by Karen Miller on
Kathryn will be deeply missed. The example she set for a life well lived and well loved has set the bar high for us all. Peace

Submitted by T. Kelly on
I recently read about the loss of your dear loved one. Although we are not acquainted personally, please accept my condolences. Losing a dear loved one can leave a very empty space in one’s life. Please find strength, hope, and comfort in the God of Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4).

Submitted by M.W. on
Dear Biscoe Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)

Submitted by Esther on
Please accept my condolences to the family and caretakers. It's difficult to bear the loss of someone so dear. May your special memories be a comfort to you.