Wilmington - Lois Marie Zink, age 92, died peacefully at home on April 14, 2019. Lois was born on October 26, 1926, in Newark, the daughter of Elmer R. Guhl and Evelyn Moore Sparks. Lois was a caring, giving person who brightened the lives of all who knew her with her humor and positive outlook on life. Lois held various jobs, including secretarial work at The University of Delaware and All American Engineering Company. She was proud to have operated a nursery school in her home for several years. Lois also volunteered at Emily P. Bissell Hospital. She was an avid scrapbook enthusiast and produced cherished family histories for many friends and relatives. Lois will most be remembered, however, as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her beloved family.
She is survived by her children, Theodore Robert (Terry), Janice Marie, Robert Bryan (Robin), and Laren William (Patricia) all of Wilmington. She is also survived by her half-brother, W. Alvon Sparks, Jr. (Helen), of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Jean Tomlinson, and her ex-husband, Theodore Maclot Zink.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 28, at 2 pm, at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, where friends may call after 1 pm. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Lois’s name to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Dr. Suite 407, Newark, DE 19713.