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Elwood C. Kibler, Jr.  

Elwood C. Kibler, Jr.

August 6, 1959 – February 7, 2015

Elwood C. Kibler, Jr., known fondly as “Woody,” age 55, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Woody was born in Chester, PA on August 6, 1959, and was a son of the late Elwood C. Kibler, Sr. and Elizabeth A. (Stinson) Kibler. He made his career as a salesperson in the trucking industry and was known for his excellent work ethic and the pride he took in providing for his family.

Active in the volunteer fire community, Woody was a life member of the Upland Fire Company in Upland, PA and a member of the Minquadale Fire Company in New Castle. He was a member and past worthy president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #74 in Wilmington and a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. An avid fisherman, Woody was an active member of CASA, the Claymont Anglers and Sportsmen Association. In his leisure time, he enjoyed watching professional wrestling on television and loved singing and dancing. Woody was happiest in the company of his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen M. Wagner. Woody is survived by his wife of 35 years, Yolanda Mercado Kibler; children, Angela M. Kibler, Kristina M. Kibler and Elwood C. Kibler III; brother, David E. Kibler; sisters, Cheryl A. Thompson and Donna Mae Anderson; 5 grandchildren, Breanna, Austin, Cecilee, Laci and Shyanne; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews; and his many extended family members and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday evening, February 13, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday morning, February 14, 2015, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. kristina, February 8, 2015

    U wemt to early on me. We have plans to be in each other life forever but unfortunately it did happen that way. Dad i love u so much i know u r in a better place now kust please watch over me. I love u untill we meet again

  2. Angela Kibler, February 8, 2015

    To the most wonderful mentor,father in the world any girl could ask for u have given me the best of life as possible I walked thru this patch of illness with you to ur final fight! I wouldn’t have had it any other way and I would do it all over to bring u back! I love u and miss u so much ! I’m angry hurt and emotionally drained! I love u daddy until we me again love your baby girl Angela

  3. kim & george, February 8, 2015

    Kibler family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Haywood and Sheila Edwards, February 8, 2015

    Ninnie and the Kibler family, we are all sadden by the loss of Woody. He will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Haywood and Sheila

  5. Lisa Iqbal, February 8, 2015

    You were a good man and father and husband. Rest in Peace Woody!

  6. Cathy Halliday, February 8, 2015

    Want to know how much my heart aches for all of you right now.. Woody was a great person and will be dearly missed .. Hugs for all.. Nothing but prayers being sent.. The Halliday-Roop family

  7. Ellen Harris, February 8, 2015

    Dear kibler family our heart felt sympathy for Woody you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of your loss. We love y’all may the Lord place his arms of love and comfort around you and you know the peace and comfort the day’s ahead will be hard on each of you Praying for you all

  8. June Ogden, February 8, 2015

    God gained a wonderful angel. RIP Woody.

  9. Laura Fe Echavarria, February 8, 2015

    My heart goes out to the Kibler family. I grew up with Angela, Kristina, and Woody III, and while in my childhood I saw Woody II as a great and stern father to my friends. He was a provider to his family. It is good to see him stick with his family until his last moment and vice versa.

    My condolences to the Kibler family and friends. Though he has gone to find comfort and peace, he has left all with an abundant of memories to live in your hearts forever.

  10. John Baxter, February 8, 2015

    RIP Woody. You will be missed by all who knew you.

  11. Tiffany Moore, February 8, 2015

    My second dad and one of the most amazing men to ever walk this earth, I am honored to have had you play such an important role in my (and my kids) life. You and Mom set the bar high when it came to my expectations on marriage. I always said I wanted the love that you two had, you were the perfect role models. I loved your sense of humor and your big heart. You and Mom were always there for us girls. I’ll cherish all the memories and always hold you in my heart. I love you dad, kiss Aunt Kathy for me.

  12. Dee Steele, February 8, 2015

    I am so sorry for you loss… Woody was a great guy..He is at peace now with his mom and dad and Cathy… He will be dearly missed…

  13. susan hughes, February 8, 2015

    Love and will miss my Bedford dr. BROTHER was always family.

  14. JeanMarie Leister, February 8, 2015

    I am sorry for your loss, Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers

  15. Traci Marshall Capelli & Ron Jones, February 8, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. Woody was a great, kind, nice guy to everyone. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  16. Buzz & Barb Wanros, February 8, 2015

    Ninnie and family…so sorry to learn about the loss of your dear loved one, Woody. Please know that so many people share the grief with you; and we’re here to help you through this very difficult time. Please accept our deepest condolences; our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. With love and sympathy…Buzz & Barb

  17. Sandy Lancianese, February 8, 2015

    My condolences to Ninnie and her family. I am so sorry for your loss. Woody will be missed. R.I.P.

  18. susan watkins, February 8, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful Man. He treated everyone like family. He would give you the shirt off his back if you need it. What He and Ninny had was so beutifull. He was a great Husband and a wonderful Dad to his children and grandchildren. I feel blessed to have been able to know him and his family . Rest in peace Woody.

  19. Raina Goldberg, February 8, 2015

    Rest in peace Woody. You will be greatly missed. Keep a watchful eye over all that love you immensely.

    Doug Horstmann
    Raina Goldberg

  20. Buddy Deery, February 8, 2015

    You will be missed. The world will not be the same with out you in it

  21. tammy Lassiter, February 8, 2015

    You will be missed greatly by all.

  22. Hannah Poirier, February 9, 2015

    Woody, you will be sorely missed by all and now we have another beautiful angel to watch over us.

  23. Daryll and Stacie Overby, February 9, 2015

    R.I.P.MR.Kibler,, u will b missed by so many.

  24. Daryll and Stacie Overby, February 9, 2015

    R.I.P.MR.Kibler, u will b missed by many.

  25. Melissa, February 9, 2015

    Sending many prayers to the Kibler family so sorry for your loss. Laci loves her Pop pop your with the Angels now. Much Love, Mel xoxo

  26. Steven, February 9, 2015

    You will truly be missed my brother. There will not be a day that goes by that I will not be thinking of you.

    I have no one to point at anymore! No one to point out wedges to me! No one to clean crabs with and watch you get pinched! No one to watch paint dry while drinking beers!

    Thinking of all the great times we had at Millville and the beach!

    Give my MOM a kiss and hug from me.

    Love you MAN!!!!

  27. Myron Wildrick & Gladys, February 9, 2015

    rest in peace

  28. Deborah Stepp Gagnon, February 9, 2015

    Prayers for your family.

  29. Nadine (Selsavage) Bentley, February 9, 2015

    May God’s Loving hands guide us through this tearful time. My Deepest Condolence to the Kibler Family and friends. It has been a wonderful privilege to have known Woody since our childhood, as a funny, kind, and generous friend. He will be sadly missed, but “Happy” fond memories will live on in our hearts and minds. God Bless and healing hearts to the loves of Woody’s life, Ninnie and family. Sincerely, Nadine

  30. Timmy and Kimmy Albrand, February 9, 2015

    You will be missed by many people. You touched everyone you met with your personality. It’s an honor to be your cousin and have so many memories to reflect upon. Rest in peace, cuz. All our love Timmy and Kimmy.

  31. Chet and Michele Hale, February 9, 2015

    You were a devoted father, friend, brother and grandfather. Your devotion and dedication to all the clubs you belong to: CASA, F.O.E., Knights of Columbus, Upland fire company and Minquadale fire company will truly be missed by everyone!!! Rest in peace my friend (BROTHER), we will be here for all the people left behind morning your passing …… LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. JONATHAN HART, February 9, 2015

    So sorry for your guys lost hammer

  33. Leslie Cole, February 9, 2015

    woody was a good man and a great friend to many. He will be dearly missed by family and friends but his memory will live on forever. My thought and prayers are with you, Ninni, and you family during this difficult time.


  34. Travis and Sandi Moore , Cali & Kira, February 9, 2015

    So sorry to hear, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  35. Tina (Hull) Boracki, February 10, 2015

    Rest in peace, Woody. I know you will be missed by all who knewand loved you. Sending prayers to Ninnie and the rest of the Kibler family.

  36. Tracey Sheldon, February 10, 2015

    My thoughts and prayers and with the Kibler Family during this difficult time. R.I.P. Woody ♡

  37. Maddie and Ray Jeffery, February 10, 2015

    We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you and your family in our prayers. He will always be with you in your heart and the love you shared will go on forever. God Bless you.

  38. Dan & Christy Farley, February 10, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Ninnie and the Family. Woody was trully one of the best people we knew and we are proud to call him our friend. If everyone had his positive attitude and spirit, the world would be a much better place. He will be missed. All our love, Dan & Christy Farley

  39. George and Marty Heinly, February 10, 2015

    To the Kibler and extended family,

    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most hurtful time. I hope you all can take comfort in
    knowing that Woody rests in the Hands of God, no more stress or pain. Hopefully, you can all recall your HEART memories. Your newest Guardian Angel.

    Love and God Bless,
    George and Marty Heinly

  40. Debra M Hull, February 10, 2015

    My prayers are with the Kibler Family. Ninnie he gave you 3 beautiful children to help you during this time without him. Until you meet again XXOO

  41. Bill Blake, February 11, 2015

    Thoughts,love and prayers to you all for the loss of Woody.
    So sad. Love you all

  42. Linda & Pat Carlin, February 11, 2015

    Ninnie & Family,

    Such a whirlwind of emotions, at various stages. It physically hurts, but all of that means that you found TRUE LOVE!!! Unconditional kind of love from Woody….So many heartfelt sayings, quotes, etc!! Just know that Woody will always live on in each and everyone of you with memories and pa piece of your heart!!! XOXO Love, Linda, Pat & The Giandonato Rabbits

  43. Russell and Madeline Haslam, February 13, 2015

    You were loved and will be missed. Your family and friends will always remember and love you.

  44. Doeis Greer, February 18, 2015

    Dear Ninny and family was deeply saddened by Woody’s passing please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I always had the greatest admiration for him,as he was so helpful and kind to me.This is a very difficuult time forthose of us that have lost loved ones. We have to take consolation in knowing they are no longer sufferin.

  45. James Sprinkle, February 23, 2015

    My friend Woody has left the earth to soon. We played sports together at St. Helena’s, he always had my back. A great friend, I will think of Woody every time I visit Wilmington. Best of luck to his wife and family. Your friend James Sprinkle.


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