Elizabeth A. Linhoff
August 1, 1959 – November 6, 2014
Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Linhoff, age 55, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 6, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.
Betsy was born in Wilmington, Delaware on August 1, 1959 and was a daughter of Robert M. Huhn Sr. and Joan M. Becker Huhn. She made her career with Acme markets, where she worked for 28 years as a customer service clerk and back-up head cashier. Betsy was well-liked by both her colleagues and the patrons she served and they respected her strong work ethic and determined personality.
A truly talented homemaker, she loved caring for her family and took great pride in her home. Betsy adored the holidays, especially Christmastime. Whether cooking a delicious meal for her loved ones, decorating her home with collectibles or trimming the tree with her handmade bows and ornaments, she went out of her way to make everything just perfect. In her leisure time, Betsy liked crocheting and especially loved creating cozy blankets to present as gifts. She enjoyed being outdoors gardening and doing yard work or sunbathing by her pool and watching her grandchildren swim. An avid reader, Betsy was a huge fan of Danielle Steele novels. She also loved watching her favorite sitcoms, especially M.A.S.H., The Andy Griffith Show, The Big Bang Theory and Friends. Betsy absolutely adored the beach and her vacation home there. She relished spending hours on the beaches of Bethany and Fenwick Island with her husband and family. A loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Betsy will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert M. Huhn, Sr., brother, Robert M. Huhn, Jr., father-in-law, Arthur L. Linhoff and brother-in-law, Bill C. Linhoff. Betsy is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years, David A. Linhoff; mother, Joan M. Huhn; daughter, Sandra A. Smith and husband, Matthew of Middletown; son, Richard A. Linhoff of Smyrna; grandchildren, Katelyn, Craig and Allison Smith; brothers, John J. Huhn and wife, Karen of Bear and Paul C. Huhn and wife, Pam of Middletown; sisters, Teresa M. Baker and husband, Les of Middletown, Rosie M. Spears and husband, John of Galax, VA, Mickey B. Huhn of Newark, Chrissy C. Mulholland and husband, Tim of Oxford, PA and Monica F. Bartley and husband, Chris of Middletown; mother-in-law, Gerri P. Linhoff of Bear; sister-in-law, Robin J. Evick and husband, Bob of North East, MD; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
The family wishes to extend a collective thank you to Dr. Paula Simpson and the staff of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Dr. Pawan Rastogi of the Delaware Neurosurgical Group, and the staff of Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital for the exceptional care they provided to Betsy.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday evening, November 13, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday morning, November 14, 2014, at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 371 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE. A reception will follow at the VFW Post 3792, 5695 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend, DE 19709. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betsy’s name may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 or to Seasons Hospice of Delaware 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101 Newark, DE 19713.