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Ellen V. Hamby  

Ellen V. Hamby

August 14, 1956 – July 18, 2017

Ellen V. Hamby, age 60, of Elsmere, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

A lifelong Delawarean, Ellen was born in Wilmington on August 14, 1956, and was a daughter of the late Vaughn T. Dale, Sr. and Shirley M. (Nonstad) Legg. She made her career with the State of Delaware, where she worked as a secretary for the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

An avid animal lover, Ellen gave of her time as a past volunteer with the Delaware Humane Association. She will be lovingly missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her sister, Susan Davis. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence D. “Larry” Hamby; stepdaughter, Deana Stanton of Oxford, PA; brother, Vaughn T. Dale, Jr. (Jeanette) of Wilmington; and lifelong friend, Peggy Wagner of Kirkwood.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Thursday morning, July 27, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ellen’s memory may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street. Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Kelsey, July 20, 2017

    I am sorry for your loss. My condolences go to the family and friends of Ellen V. Hamby. May you find comfort in knowing that “there is going to be a resurrection” and you can see your loved one again (Acts 24:15).

  2. Mary Small, July 20, 2017

    Very special lady that will be missed.

  3. Rebecca Purdy, July 20, 2017

    My deepest condolences to the family Ellen has always brought joy with her she was such a pleasure to have known her and call her my friemd

  4. Pamela Haines, July 21, 2017

    A very special lady who will be missed . Ellen was my co-worker and I enjoyed working with her very much . Rest in peace Ellen

  5. Reba And Roy Grogan, July 21, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear of Ellen’s passing. I worked with her at the bank when she and Larry lived here in Boone,NC. We always had a great time being with them. May God wrap His Heavenly Arms around the family during the sad and difficult time. Our prayers are with them

  6. Missy small, July 21, 2017

    Ellen you will be miss a lot. My prayers gone out to her family.

  7. Elaine Pinder, July 21, 2017

    Larry, so sorry for your loss. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Patricia Spratley, July 22, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with Ellen’s family. I will miss Ellen at work (tears).

  9. Mark & Linda Everline, July 23, 2017

    We are truly sorry to hear about Ellen’s passing may God be with you and your family in this your time of loss.

  10. Barbara Shepeard, July 26, 2017

    So sorry to hear of my friend passing.. My prayer goes out to Larry and family. I worked with Ellen at Agilent technology.

  11. Susan Strab, July 27, 2017

    Oh my……To all who knew Ellen, I’m so so sorry to hear of her passing……Ellen you were a GREAT PERSON.I hope you went to the Rainbow Bridge to see your doggies again…….RIP Ellen❤


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