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Betty H. Kniskern

Betty H. Kniskern passed away peacefully on May 6, 2020 at the age of 88.  She was deeply loved and will forever be remembered by her loving husband of 65 years, James; and their children, Timothy, Jennifer, Jonathan; and her beloved grandson, Jonny.

Betty Jean was born in Covington, VA in 1931 to the late Forrest L. and Lillian S. Hostetter.  She met her husband James there and they moved with their children to Newark, DE in 1973.  Betty was an active member of the Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at Hope Dining Room.  She was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening, knitting, cooking and playing duplicate bridge with her husband and her friends. 

A private family service will be held at Bethel Cemetery in Chesapeake City, MD where she will be interred.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Newark Free Library, 750 Library Avenue, Newark, DE 19711, Hope Dining Room, 300 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713, or an animal rescue of your choice in Betty Kniskern’s name.


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3 Condolences for Betty H. Kniskern

  • Missing you so much in disbelief Love you Mickey

  • I only met her once but she treated me like someone she had known for years. Very sorry for your loss Tim. Hope you and your family are doing well in this time of sorrow.

  • Dear James and family,
    I was saddened to learn of the loss of your dear Betty. She was someone who is truly special. Her gentlenes,s generosity and courage were remarkable. It was a privilege to be able to work with her over the years. People always had her full attention. Betty was one of those people who made Delaware a better place to live.

    I only hope the wonderful memories will comfort you and your family at this time. Please know that many others of us are thinking of you, sharing in your grief and will always remember Betty with Joy in our hearts.

    With sincere sympathy,
    Rob Abel MD