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Edna Mae Sterner  


October 12, 1930 – October 26, 2013

Edna Mae Sterner, age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed over to a better life on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, with her family by her side.
She was born in Chester, PA, the daughter of the late Rowland and Mary Stephenson, on October 12, 1930. Edna graduated from Memorial School of Nursing and was employed at Memorial Hospital and Christiana Hospital, retiring in 1993 after 42 years as a registered nurse. Edna loved her summers in Dagsboro and her winters in Florida before suffering her stroke in 2003. She had resided at Manor Care Pike Creek Nursing Home for the past ten years and her family is extremely grateful to the staff for their love and support.
In addition to her parents, Edna was preceded in death by her loving husband, Merrill B. R. Sterner, who died in 1989.
She is survived by her four children, Merrill Gary Sterner (Carol) of New Castle, DE, Patricia Bates of New Castle, DE, Cheryl Murphy (Tom) of Smyrna, DE and Mark Sterner of Middletown, DE; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 10 am at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30th from 6 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lawn Croft Cemetery, 1000 W. Ridge Road, Linwood, PA.

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  1. Pat Bates, October 28, 2013

    Missing you so much Mom, but I know you are in a better place with Dad and everyone else. Love you.

  2. Michelle Lindsay Masterson, October 28, 2013

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady.

  3. Taylor Bates, October 29, 2013

    i miss you so much nanny . your in a better place with pop . your my angle watching over me ! love you so much nanny !

  4. Margaret Leonetti, October 29, 2013

    Cheryl and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. May you find peace in knowing your friends are here for you…


  5. Dawn Loy Bouchelle, October 30, 2013

    So sorry for your loss, you all are in my prayers.

  6. Merlyn Burns, October 30, 2013

    Nan I Love You and Miss You…

  7. Jacqueline Dwyer, October 30, 2013

    Dear Sterner Family;
    My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you. Just remember your Nan is not far and know at this very second She’s smiling down on you. ♡

  8. Gary H.and Jane M. Heller & Christopher, October 31, 2013

    So sorry for the loss of your Mother.
    Our deepest Sympathy to you and your family
    You are all in our Prayers, may she Rest in Peace

  9. Colleen Redmond, October 31, 2013

    Our whole family was so sad to hear of Ms. Edna’s passing. My mom, Bonnie, works at Manor Care and they baked cookies together every week. She loved animals and always loved to pet my dog when I brought him in for a visit. She was a great woman and she is in a better place with her mom and husband.
    Prayers and peace for her family!

  10. solimar, November 1, 2013

    Too mrs edna family so sorry for the loss. My prayers are with you all. I work at manor care in the kitchen. She was such a sweet heart . And cant forget she love her chocolate ice cream , we always made sure she had it on her tray. Everybody in the kitchen will miss mrs.edna. may she r.i.p.

  11. Pat Bates, November 17, 2013

    Thank you to everyone who posted a message to our family. She will always be remembered with fond thoughts.

  12. Barbara Harbison Boesenberg, January 10, 2014

    My mother Florence Harbison was Edna’s cousin. She told me her Christmas card was returned so I decided to look into it and found this page. I will let her know and you all have our condolences.

  13. Cindy Stephenson, April 13, 2014

    The Harold Stephenson Family is thinking of you, and your family.


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