On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, God called Elinor Mae Scriba home to heaven where she now sees Jesus face-to-face.
Elinor Mae Scriba was born on Dec. 26, 1934 in Severn, Md, the daughter of the late John and Irene Leight.
When she was younger, Elinor Mae helped run her family’s grocery store at the age of 14. When her mother became ill, Mae quit school to take care of the store and to help raise her siblings.
On June 17, 1961, Elinor Mae and LeRoy “Lee” Scriba were joined in holy matrimony. God blessed them with 57 years of married life together and with three children: Roy, Gail, and Karen.
Lee and Elinor Mae traveled all around the U.S. and other countries with their children in tow. Elinor Mae created many special memories for her family and was known for her road trip songs, her navigational skills and being a great mother and wife. Elinor Mae loved to host camp outs, soup parties, and loved playing games with family and friends.
She was very active throughout her life by being a part of the Girl Scouts, a Sunday school teacher, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), hosting and attending card parties, playing and coaching softball, and, in her later years, was a member of the Shanty Shakers (RV travel club) and vice president of the local AARP chapter. She was a great hostess, an amazing cook and baker, and loved to have parties. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, singing, bowling, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford.
She is survived by her husband, LeRoy Scriba Sr.; her children, LeRoy Scriba Jr. (Diane), Gail Sigmund (Victor), and Karen Latham (Patrick); six grandchildren, Victor Sigmund Jr., Patrick Latham IV (Hope), Gregory Sigmund, Matthew Latham, Victoria Scriba and Travis Scriba; and one great-granddaughter, McKenna Latham; a stepbrother; a stepsister; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Elinor Mae was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert Leight, Ethel Bailey, Marylee Abbott, Irene Bestpitch and John Leight (stepbrother).
It was said that it takes a village to help someone who is sick and our family would like to say “thank you” to the village that helped take care of our family. We appreciate everyone for their phone calls, prayers, meals, and any other acts of kindness you did for our family. A special “thank you” to mom’s longtime caregiver, Christine Sampson.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 28, at Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford. The Rev. David Nuss officiated. Interment was in the Delaware Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Elinor Mae Scriba to the Alzheimer’s Association online: www.alz.org/, or mail a check to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 or Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973-2315.