Dorothy B. Conaway, 85

Dorothy B. Conaway, 85, passed away peacefully into eternal glory at Milford (Del.) Hospice on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, while surrounded by her loving and adoring family, concluding her four-year fight against cancer. She was born July 13, 1934, in Newark, N.J., daughter of Paul and Beulah Bryan.

The family later moved to Georgetown, Del., in 1944. Upon graduation from Georgetown High School, she worked at the office of the Sussex County Prothonotary. On March 21, 1953, she married the love of her life, Granville Lee Conaway. Together they raised two children while owning and operating Conaway Farms Inc.

She was known to be a servant and mentor to her family, representing a model of love, devotion and caring to her loving husband and her entire family. Conaway was dedicated to the family farm, where she worked beside her husband, son and grandson for many years. She was a Christian. She and her husband were Covenant members of Peninsula Community Church.

In addition to her parents, Conaway was preceded in death by her brother, William Bryan. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Granville Lee Conaway; two children, Gary Lee Conaway and his wife, Crystal, and Debbie Conaway Bunting and her husband, Clayton; five beloved grandchildren, Greg Conaway and his wife, Jenna, Amy Dukes and her husband, Doug, Curtis Conaway and his wife, Lauren, Andrew Bunting, and Clayton Bunting Jr. and his wife, Tara; six beautiful great-grandchildren, Gavin, Jaxon and Jordyn Conaway, Lela Dukes, Piper Dukes and Zayn Bunting; her brother, Robert Bryan; sisters-in-law Dorothy Smith and her husband, David, and Joan Bryan; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Conaway’s life was scheduled for Oct. 1, 2019, at Peninsula Community Church, Selbyville, Del., with internment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggested memorial contributions to Peninsula Community Church; 28574 Cypress Rd.; Selbyville, DE 19975, or to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at