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Beatrice E. Lynn

March 19, 1922 - March 20, 2018

Mrs. Beatrice E. Lynn (Bea) passed away peacefully at Season’s Hospice in Christiana Care on March 20, 2018, one day after her 96th birthday.

Bea was born March 19, 1922 and grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Garrett B. and Marjorie M. Edgar. She attended Forty Fort High School and Penn State University. Beatrice was married to her dashing USCG Boatswain Mate, Ellsworth W. Lynn, II on January 9, 1943. They were married for 69 memorable years until his passing in 2012. She worked outside the home as a DuPont wear tester and in various secretarial positions, but her most cherished job was that of homemaker and mother.

For much of her life, Bea was active in the United Methodist Women (UMW), holding numerous positions with her church locally, regionally and nationally. She also served her community through Ulster Project DE (Pacem in Terris) and delivering Meals on Wheels. In 2008 she received the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Community Service. She delighted her family with her sense of humor, unusual laugh, and musical talent. She was accomplished at piano, dulcimer and hand bells. And she loved to dance.

In addition to her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ellsworth W. Lynn; and brother, Garrett B. Edgar, Jr. She is loved and will be missed by her children, Jack (Kay), David (Ellen), Kristina (Dave Schmitt) and Robert (Shelley Phillips) Lynn, as well as five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 noon to 1 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, followed immediately by a celebration of her life. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Lynn may be made to honor her UMW mission service to The Wesley Foundation of Tucson, 715 N. Park Avenue, Tucson AZ 85719, or to the pool fund at the Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive, Newark DE 19713.

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  • Beautifully written. We miss you so much Grandma but know that you fly free and are with us in our hearts. I’ll never forget our funny adventures and line dancing until we collapsed in a fit giggles and clucks! Thank you for showing me so much unconditional love. My memories of summers spent with you and grandpa are some of my favorite times. I love you.

  • My thoughts are with all of you as you say goodbye to your beautiful mother. I am grateful to Kris for sharing her memories and thoughts and experiences these last few months. I feel as if I was allowed to know (and now mourn) a great woman. All my love to all of you.

  • What an amazing woman who lived her life to the fullest and was well loved. My sympathies on her death. I hope you can all take comfort in remembering her and her influence on your lives and the lives of so many others.

  • Dear Jack, So sorry to hear about your mom. What a beautiful accomplished woman. Prayers for peace for you and your family. I am sure you will miss her but think you will have lots of memoeries as you also celebrate her long well lived life. God Bless. Cindy Genau

  • Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family from here, with the knowledge that she will be alive in your memories for ever. Our best to you, Kay, James Jenny and the extended family. Bill and Lee

  • How difficult it had to be to see this beautiful woman suffer Alzheimer’s Disease, and how beautiful that your memories hold in them that she was talented, educated, and had faith in God in her earlier years. Your memories may hold times of laughter, times of being entertained by her musical abilities, and times when her husband was with her and the life they lived together and with you was your world.. For her children, my heart goes out to you. These past years have not been easy, but for you have stood with her and by her, may you find a sweet comfort in knowing you were there in her needs as she was when you were children, and she tended to your needs. Her long life had its joys and sufferings, but now she is in the arms of God, and she is whole again. Take care now to rest in God’s love. Let your tears come, cherish your mother, and thank God that you had her to love. My sympathies are with you, and my prayers are too.

  • I love you, Mom.