Barbara Ann DeNest - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Barbara Ann DeNest

Born July 19, 1934

Barbara Ann DeNest, age 79, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Friday, February 14, 2014.

Born in West Chester, PA on July 19, 1934, Barbara was a daughter of the late Benjamin H. Mosteller and Gladys (Ludwick) Mosteller. She worked as a retail cashier for many years prior to her retirement.
Known by all as an exceptionally creative individual, Barbara enjoyed making crafts of all kinds, especially for her friends at the Howard J. Weston Senior Center, where she was a longtime member. She was an expert quilter and meticulous with her work. She was also an avid Willie Nelson fan, and loved listening to his music. She will be remembered as a caring and devoted wife, mother, aunt and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nick DeNest, Sr. and two brothers, Benjamin and Marvin Mosteller. Barbara is survived by her sons, Nick DeNest, Jr. and wife Cathy Stiles-DeNest of Bear, DE and Dave DeNest and wife Lori DeNest of Raleigh, NC; sister, Doris Neilson of New Castle, DE; 2 grandchildren, Rick Taylor and Ian Currie; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 12 noon until 1 pm. Entombment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Howard J. Weston Senior Center, 1 Bassett Avenue, Manor Park, New Castle, DE 19720.


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  • Sorry to see your mother passed. She was a beautiful lady. She will be missed at the center. My prays to your family

  • David and Nick,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You know that she meant a lot to me. I tried to keep in touch through the years, but not often enough. I feel so bad for the two of you, I know how close you both were to your mom. She will be missed.

  • Cathy, Nick and Ian: I was so sorry to read of the passing of your mother & grandmother. It sounds like she had a wonderful life and will be missed by many family members and friends. My thoughts are with all of you at this sad time. Warmly, Lynne

  • I’m really going to miss looking across the street and seeing such a beautiful strong lady wave hello with a big smile. Her independence was inspiring. Hard cookie but spoke so soft when she discussed her kids. God Bless Ms. Barbara, I know you have wings and peace. I pray your family can rejoice in your life and find peace also. Love Ann

  • Barbara will be missed dearly at the Senior Center. She was a kind and gentle lady and had many friends at the center. Thoughts are with your family at this time.

  • Dear DeNest Family, My wife and I are so sorry to hear of the death of your dear love one. We know this is a difficult time for you. We want to share something from the bible that is comforting. It is comforting to know that God never meant for our love ones to die.(Romans 5:12) (James 1:13) He has made provisions through his son Jesus to awaken them from sleep. (John 1:25) (John 5:28,29) God’s promises will soon be a reality. They give us hope and comfort knowing we will see our love ones again.(Psalms 37:10,11&29) We pray that your family find peace and comfort in God’s promises for the future.

  • I am sorry to see Aunt Barbara has passed. While I never had the chance to meet her, I did enjoy talking to her on the phone one time once I found out about her 🙂 Thinking of you with love and kindness my great aunt.