Eudine M. Vickers of Galestown passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake after a brief stay.

She was born on July 20, 1927 in Tifton, Ga., a daughter of the late George W. Montgomery and Sallie (Yawn) Montgomery.

Eudine married John E. Vickers on June 6, 1947, and together they raised their family and enjoyed over 33 years of marriage until he passed in 1980. She retired after many years as a personnel manager for the Guida Clothing Company in Milford. After retirement, she found great joy as a caregiver for several elderly friends who she loved like her own family. She was very active in her community and served several terms as Mayor and Treasurer of Galestown, was a past member of the Sharptown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, an active member of the Galestown Ruritan Club and a member of Galestown United Methodist Church. Eudine will be remembered as a wonderful cook and her family will certainly miss her beef and dumplings. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and sister.

She is survived by children, George A. Vickers (Marie), Brenda S. Ruark (Kenny), James “Duke” C. Vickers (Peggy), John Darryl Vickers (Lisa); 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Imogene Bridges; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Curtis G. Vickers; siblings, Edward Montgomery, Glen Montgomery, Wayne Montgomery and Jackie Collison.

A visitation for family and friends was held on Wednesday, May 17 at Short Funeral Home in Delmar, followed by a funeral service. The Reverend David Bennett officiated. Interment followed in Galestown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Galestown Ruritan Club, c/o Gary Eskridge, 5643 Newhart Mill Road, Seaford, DE 19973.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting