Kathleen Workman Bryan, 92, of Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del., peacefully joined her Heavenly Father and passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, after a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born May 16, 1926, the youngest of six children of the late Elwood and Sarah Baker Workman.
Bryan was raised in the Shortly area of Georgetown, on her family’s farm. She attended both the Shortly and Millsboro Schools, and later obtained a business certificate from the (then) Goldey College in Wilmington, Del. Thereafter, she was employed by Delaware Power & Light in Georgetown, during which time she met and, in December 1949, married Clayton Bryan of Seaford.
Leaving her job at DP&L upon starting a family, Bryan spent the majority of her adult life dedicated to her family and church. A member of the Mount Olivet Brethren Church, she served as a Sunday-school teacher and long-time church treasurer. It was known that if the church was open, she was there.
An immaculate housewife and gracious hostess, she and Clayton often welcomed visiting pastors into their home and hosted a foreign-exchange student during the 1977-1978 school year.
In addition to her parents, Bryan was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton, in 1987, and later, her siblings Gladys McCabe, Thelma Richardson, Preston Workman, Hilda Achilles Child and Ralph Workman.
She is survived by her sons, Daniel Bryan and his wife, Debra, and David Bryan, both of Georgetown; a daughter, Sarah Beyeler and her husband, Eric, of Wilmington; grandchildren, Erin Sutliff and her husband, Brian, of Lakeland, Fla., Tyler Bryan and his wife, Ashley, of Georgetown, Elise Beyeler of Philadelphia, Pa., and Anne Marie Beyeler of Austin, Texas; great-granddaughter, Molly Sutliff; a soon-to-arrive great-grandson; and sisters-in-law Mary Knox Workman of Georgetown, Ruth Lynch Workman of Rehoboth Beach and Joan Holland Bryan of Seaford.
Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at noon, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m., at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington Street, Millsboro, Del. Interment will follow at Millsboro Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will be held immediately afterward. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.