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Sara J. (Redden) Spence  

Sara J. (Redden) Spence

February 21, 1937 – January 4, 2017

Sara J. (Redden) Spence, age 79, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Aston Mills, PA on February 21, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Anna Redden, Sr. Sara had been a waitress for most of her life, where she served as a manager for a Howard Johnson’s Restaurant for several years. She enjoyed bowling with the former Senior Swingers League, playing bingo and the slots, but most of all she adored spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Donald C. Spence, who died in 2013; granddaughter, Michelle “Miki” Bettcher; 6 sisters; and 4 brothers. Sara is survived by her children, John W. Spence of Ringgold PA, Shirley A. Bettcher of Aston, PA, Jeanette (Ginger) Parkell-Bohn of New Castle, DE, and Jennifer A. Godlewski of Wilmington, DE; sister, June Pipino of Swathmore, PA; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery, 1000 W. Ridge Road, Linwood, PA.

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  1. Tina Jamison, January 6, 2017

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Tresa Baker, January 7, 2017

    My deepest sympathies to the family and I will pray you find comfort and peace in this difficult time.

  3. Janet Curran, January 7, 2017

    So very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers and may your mother be at eternal peace and pray for us all.

  4. Franny, January 7, 2017

    Shirl ‘s mom who I call mom was an awesome lady. Hung out with us during superbowl Sunday
    Loved cats and fun to be with. I will miss u
    Love franny

  5. Jane L Metz, January 7, 2017

    Thinking of you and your family Shirley. Take care. God bless!

  6. Lewis b Jennings, January 7, 2017

    I am so sorry for the loss. I thing she is the last of my grandmother Emma’s siblings

  7. C. Ford, January 10, 2017

    My sincerest condolences to the family of Sara Spence. May the God of comfort grant you peace at this sad time. The Bible gives us a promise that God longs to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again. (Job 14:14,15)


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