Barbara Ann DeNest
July 19, 1934 – February 14, 2014
Barbara Ann DeNest, age 79, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Friday, February 14, 2014.
Born in West Chester, PA on July 19, 1934, Barbara was a daughter of the late Benjamin H. Mosteller and Gladys (Ludwick) Mosteller. She worked as a retail cashier for many years prior to her retirement.
Known by all as an exceptionally creative individual, Barbara enjoyed making crafts of all kinds, especially for her friends at the Howard J. Weston Senior Center, where she was a longtime member. She was an expert quilter and meticulous with her work. She was also an avid Willie Nelson fan, and loved listening to his music. She will be remembered as a caring and devoted wife, mother, aunt and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nick DeNest, Sr. and two brothers, Benjamin and Marvin Mosteller. Barbara is survived by her sons, Nick DeNest, Jr. and wife Cathy Stiles-DeNest of Bear, DE and Dave DeNest and wife Lori DeNest of Raleigh, NC; sister, Doris Neilson of New Castle, DE; 2 grandchildren, Rick Taylor and Ian Currie; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 1 pm, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 12 noon until 1 pm. Entombment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Howard J. Weston Senior Center, 1 Bassett Avenue, Manor Park, New Castle, DE 19720.