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.