Community service

Barbara Agnes VanSciver, loved the community service

Barbara Agnes VanSciver, 81, of Georgetown, returned home with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

She was born on October 12, 1940 to the late Roger T. and Agnes M. (Ballas) Payne in Easton, Maryland. Barbara lived in Federalsburg, Maryland, before graduating from Harrington High School and then moving to Georgetown.

As a lifetime resident of Georgetown, Barbara’s deep love for her community was evident through her life’s work at the American Red Cross, serving the Sussex County community and all Delawarens throughout. crisis and preparedness. During her work there, she was repeatedly recognized for Meritorious Service and once received the highest national honor, the Tiffany Prize, for saving the life of a choking person in a restaurant. . She has also volunteered at Georgetown Aid in various community programs.

Barbara was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. She enjoyed the weekly group sharing, the weekly Bible studies, and the Henderson Sunday School class every Sunday. She enjoyed quilting with her group called Prayer, Share and Sew Forth. She has helped feed hundreds through the Café of Hope soup kitchen, donated bread to the Brown Bag Lunch program, and the Lent lunch service.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her great-grandmother, Ida C. Smith, who raised her; his son, Benjamin Malcolm VanSciver; and her granddaughter, Bethany M. VanSciver.

She leaves behind her loving family, including her son, Daniel L. VanSciver and his wife Beth; his son, Jon K. VanSciver and his wife Cathy; his daughter-in-law, Laurie VanSciver-Lankford; her four grandchildren, Benjamin Malcolm VanSciver II, Morgan Elisabeth VanSciver, A. Mackenzie VanSciver and Shelby Lynn VanSciver; as well as two great-grandchildren, Benjamin Malcolm VanSciver III and Olivia M. VanSciver. She is also survived by her siblings, including her brother, Bill Payne and his wife Ellie; his brother, Mike Payne and his wife Sheila; her sister, Becky Henry and her husband Terry.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 102 E. Laurel St., Georgetown, with a visiting hour starting at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at the Union cemetery for the family only. Flowers are accepted, but donations are preferred over flowers at the Wesley United Methodist Church food programs in Georgetown. Arrangements are made by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown. Online condolences can be sent to the family at