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James and Beverly McMichael

November 28, 1939 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

James H. McMichael Jr., 82, and Beverly McMichael (Culver), 81, of Millsboro DE, both passed away from natural causes within days of each other after sharing 61 years of marriage.  Beverly passed on February 22nd and James on March 5th. They were long-time residents of Washington, PA before moving to Millsboro, DE. 

James was born in 1939 in Rices Landing, PA, he was the son of the late James Sr. and Ethel Mae (Hathaway) McMichael.  James honorably served his country in the United States Army before taking up a career as a bank manager.  James was a proud member of the Rotary Club and on the board of the ARC, both in Washington, PA.

Beverly was born in 1940 in Worthington, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Madeline (Ottenberg) Culver.  Beverly worked for many years as a legal secretary.  She was an active member of the Garden Club in Washington, PA.

James and Beverly are survived by their two sons: James McMichael, III (Charla) of Friendswood, TX and Matthew McMichael, Sr. (Megan) of Quakertown, PA and two grandsons Andrew McMichael of Friendswood, TX and Matthew McMichael, Jr.  of Quakertown, PA.

They were preceded in death by two grandchildren Daniel and Hope McMichael.

After retiring they moved to Millsboro, DE in 2006 and spent their time taking rides to see the horses in Assateague, sharing funnel cake on the boardwalk of OCMD, waiting for the snow geese to return to the fields and riding around their neighborhood in a golf cart counting the cars that drove by.  They made many trips across the country visiting most of the continental United States.  James was an avid train enthusiast and would often spend time train watching in places such as Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA.  Beverly was the perfect traveling companion as she was happiest when she was with James.  Beverly loved to cook and share family recipes with anyone she thought would enjoy them. She published four family cookbooks.  James was a talented woodworker who was always teaching himself new skills. He shared a love of history with his son, Jim and an interest in technology with his son, Matt. Beverly loved to do crafts and enjoyed making wreaths and floral arrangements as well as sewing. 

They will forever be loved and missed by the family they so fiercely cherished. 

Services will be held privately at a later date.  Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with the services. 

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