Helen D. Atkinson
Mrs. Helen D. Atkinson, age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Mrs. Atkinson was born in Wrightstown, NJ, on August 31, 1923, daughter of the late Rudolph Moreny and Etta Moore Moreny. A talented homemaker, she dedicated her life to caring for her beloved family. She delighted especially in supporting her grandchildren at their many sporting competitions.
A devout Christian, Mrs. Atkinson was a longtime member of Peniel U.M. Church. She was also active in both the Howard Weston and New Castle Senior Centers.
Her beloved husband, Thomas W. Atkinson, passed away in 2005. She is survived by her children, Herbert J. Atkinson (Mary Ann) of New Castle, Doris L. Atkinson of Felton, and Cheryl Ann Garland of Harrington; grandchildren, Steven Blanchies (Beth), Meghan Carney (Doug), Kelly Blanchies, Thomas Atkinson (Jenn), Katelyn Daniels (John), Patrick Atkinson, and Sierra Garland; and eight great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 11 am. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Development Office, 3551 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.