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Ashley N. Staats-Costello

Died: 6/12/2010

Ms. Ashley N. Staats-Costello, age 24, of Elkton, MD, formerly of New Castle, DE, died suddenly on Saturday, June 12, 2010.

Born in Newark, DE, on December 6, 1985, Ashley was a 2004 graduate of St. Marks High School, where she starred on the cheerleading squad. She also enjoyed dancing, swimming, and ice skating for many years. Ashley was a devoted mother to her two beloved children and was currently studying to receive her degree in nursing.

She is survived by her son and daughter, Michael A. Costello and Arianna N. Costello of New Castle, DE; father and stepmother, R. Thomas Staats, Jr. and Amy Staats of New Castle, DE; mother and stepfather, Barbara Shifflett Cahill and Jeff Cahill of Bear, DE; grandparents, Cynthia and Willis Shifflett of Milford, DE; Kathryn and Russell Staats, Sr. of Milford, DE; and Barbara and Homer Fender of Bear, DE; aunts and uncles, Laurie and Scott Shifflett, Robin and Luke DeStefano, Christopher Staats, Nina and Patrick Staats, Dawn and Matt Heal, Betsy Cahill, and Nancy Cahill; and many extended family members.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, 19720. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at St. Mary Magdalen R.C. Church, 7 Sharpley Road at Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. Interment will follow in St. Georges Cemetery, Kirkwood-St. Georges Road, St. Georges, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Michael and Arianna Costello Education Fund, c/o Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home at the above address.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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