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Mary Arline DeVaul, 86, formerly of Seaville, N.J., died June 2, 2012 in The Lutheran Home at Topton where she was a resident since 2007.
She was the widow of Charles L. DeVaul, Sr. who died Jan. 15, 2004.
Born in Northfield, Atlantic County, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Earl R. and Rebecca C. (Collins) Brown.
Mrs. DeVaul was of the Methodist faith.
Mary Arline was a 1943 graduate of Ocean City High School, Ocean City, N.J., graduating as valedictorian of her class.
She was the head bookkeeper at The Lutheran Home in Ocean View, N.J., for 21 years, retiring in 1985. She was active in the National Organization for Mental Heath in Cape May County, N.J., and is a member of the Nation Alliance for Mental Health Illness.
Survivors: Sons, Bruce C. DeVaul, Philadelphia, and Charles L., Jr., husband of Kathleen A. (Farina) DeVaul, Topton. Other survivors include a sister, June C. Christian, Topton, and two granddaughters, Jessica M. and Megan C. DeVaul.
She was predeceased by a son, Allen E. DeVaul in 1954 and a brother, Earl D. Brown.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Deibert Hall on the Campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One South Home Avenue, Topton, with Reverend Virginia M. Biniek officiating. Inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The family requests contributions be made to N.O.V.A. II, Resources for Human Development, P.O. Box 4199, Philadelphia, PA 19144. The Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.