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Barbara Jo (Bishop) Binkley

December 7, 1937 – September 12, 2016

Barbara Jo (Bishop) Binkley, age 78, longtime resident of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 12, 2016.

Born in Columbus, OH on December 7, 1937, Barbara Jo was a daughter of the late Raymond Bishop and Dorothy (Fletcher) Miller. She owned and operated a private day care center and over the course of many years, helped to raise hundreds of children, while never taking a day off.

An avid animal lover, Barbara Jo took in many sick and injured animals of all kinds, personally mending them back to good health. She was a kind-hearted and loving mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many.

Barbara Jo is survived by her children, Linda Butterworth (William) of Newark, Tamera Vormelker (Phillip) of North Augusta, SC, Annette Maley of Newark, Carla Cirillo of Newark and Michael Binkley (Leanne) of Cinnaminson, NJ; sister, Margaret Hayes of California; and 8 grandchildren.

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara Jo’s memory may be made to the Tri-State Bird Rescue, 110 Old Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711.

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  1. TONJA M SEIVWRIGHT, September 13, 2016

    Carla and family

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. I and my family have been blessed to know Grand-ma Barbara for over 40years!

    She gave of herself to me at a young age and then to my children. Your mother was a positive force to be reckoned with. Always with open arms and a smile to greet you. We loved her so very much, and know that the world was a better place for having her here.

    Gods Speed wished for you and yours.
    Tonja Seivwright

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  2. Barbara + Thomas McKeown, September 13, 2016

    Barbara Binkley’ took care of many children, one was our grandson Royce. She taught them so well he could enter school a year early. They lost a good person and teacher.

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    • Annette maley, September 13, 2016

      My Mom loved Royce very much and was so proud of him…..Thank you for the kind words

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  3. Beth & Emily McAllister, September 13, 2016

    Emily and I are so very sorry for your loss. Grandma Binkley took care of Emily for many years and we are eternally grateful for her presence in our lives. Words cannot express how she will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  4. Theresa Hughes, September 14, 2016

    Dear Annette and Linda, Please know that I am thinking of you and your families as you grieve the loss of your mother. I didn’t know her but I know she must have been very special to have raised two such wonderful daughters. With deepest sympathy, Theresa

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  5. Sheila Stiff Jeanes, September 14, 2016

    Carla and family I am sorry for your loss. I’m sure she’s up above reminiscing with Bob and all the good times on Bender Drive.

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  6. Wende Greene, September 14, 2016

    Sorry to hear your loss, she was a wonderful person.
    We will always remember her, She was so kind and fun! The girls remember their time with Mrs Binkley and I do as well being her neighbor. She was the Best! Sorry for your loss,
    With deepest sympathy,
    Wende Greene, Valerie Greene, Jessica Meyer

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  7. Joan Johnson, September 15, 2016

    As a grandmother living far away from my granddaughters I never worried about them in the care of Mrs Binkley She was such an amazing woman and caregiver and taught them so much. They loved all the animals that she brought into her home; they loved all the things they learned in their ‘baking lessons’, they learned how to be kind to each other – I could go on and on. She may be gone, but she will NEVER be forgotten. What a blessing she was to the Lambe family. May she rest in peace.

    Joan Johnson (grandmother of Madalyn and Alicia Lambe)

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  8. Debra Griffin, September 15, 2016

    I’m saddened at the news of her passing. I was blessed to have her as a caregiver for my son (Royce). She was such a kind, intelligent, caring and most of all strong woman. To her family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your mother with so many!

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