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.