Ardeth Anna Lodge Savage, formerly of Lewes and Wilmington, DE, died December 16, of natural causes. She was 92 years old. Ardeth was born in Wilmington, DE, on July 12, 1930, the daughter of the late Arthur E. Lodge, Jr. and late Elizabeth Neeson Lodge. Professionally, Ardeth was a Montessori teacher, having studied under the Association Montessori Internationale curriculum in Germantown, PA, and received her certification from Or. Mario Montessori, son of the founder, Dr. Maria Montessori. She received her AA & BA from Wilmington University.
After beginning as a Montessori aide at Ursuline Academy, Ardeth founded her own school, "The Children's House" in Rockford Park, Wilmington, DE, in 1978.
In addition to her parents, Ardeth was predeceased by her husband of 70+years, F. Thomas Savage; her son, Thomas R. Savage; her grandson, Brent Thompson; sister, Barbara Burchell and brother, Arthur E. Lodge, Ill. Ardeth is survived by her daughters, Diane Savage Thompson (David Ludema} of Park City, UT, and Linda Savage-Young (J. Young} of Wilmington, OE. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Greer Thompson, Drew Thompson, Wade Thompson (Danielle}, Kaitlin Young, Trey Young, Sarah Savage, Matt Savage (Lauren}, and Robert Savage, and 11 great-grandchildren. Additionally, she is survived by her half-brother, John Lodge, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Services are private. Online condolences may be posted at www.loflandandmcknatt.com
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123 or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriot's Way, Milford, DE. 19963. Arr. by Lofland Funeral Home.