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Elsie M. Carey

Born: 9/14/1931
Died: 2/8/2011

Elsie M. Carey


Mrs. Elsie M. Carey, age 79, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at her home, on Tuesday, February 08, 2011, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.


Born on September 14, 1931, in Chester County, PA, Mrs. Carey was the daughter of the late, Walter Zebley and Mildred (Butler) Zebley. She was a talented homemaker who delighted in caring for her family.


Mrs. Carey was full of life and enjoyed the company of others. She was a member of the New Castle Moose Lodge, the First State Campers, and the Delaware Rolling Wheels. In her leisure hours, Mrs. Carey loved to go camping and dancing. She was a longtime member of Liberty Fellowship church. Above all, she delighted in spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, Mrs. Carey was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Alberta Wright. She is survived by her beloved husband, Nelson Carey, Jr.; children, Diane Brooks of Elsmere, DE, John Carey, and his wife, Dee of Elkton, MD, Mary Graham, and her husband, Leroy, of Delaware City, DE, and Deborah Wegman, and her husband, Chuck of Elkton, MD; brother, John Zebley, and his wife, Jean of Wilmington, DE; sisters, Carol Swift, and her husband, Gilbert of Hockessin, DE, and Elaine Minna Hanby of New Castle, DE; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


A visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.


Flowers are appreciated; however contributions in Mrs. Careys name may be made to Liberty Fellowship Church, 245 Quigley Blvd., New Castle, DE, 19720. To sign guest register, visit spicermullikin.com SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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