Violet Krauss, 84, of Hockessin, DE, formerly of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, February 12, 2010, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. A native of Pittston, PA, she lived in Wilmington, DE and Kennett Square, PA prior to moving to Hendersonville in 1961. She was a daughter of the late George and Viola Migliore, and the wife of the late Smythe E. Krauss, Jr., who died in 2007.
After graduating from nursing school in Wilmington, DE, she worked as a registered nurse with Pardee Memorial Hospital from 1967 through 1993. While in Hendersonville, she was active in the Womenís Democratic Club and the Senior Democratic Club, where she served a term as vice president. After her husband passed away, she relocated to Wilmington, DE, where she was an active member of the Mid County Senior Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Krauss and her husband John Hannah of Candler, Pat Renzi of Wilmington, DE; a grandson, Paul Renzi of Wilmington, DE; two sisters, Grace Kajohn of Charlotte, Rose Bachmurski and her husband Stanley of Newport News, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 20, 2010 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary.