Betty Jo Edwards - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Betty Jo Edwards

June 22, 1932 - August 2, 2022

Betty Jo Edwards, age 90, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Born in Beckley, West Virginia, on June 22, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Grace (Calvert) Grose. Betty Jo spent many years employed at the New Castle Farmers Market, a job that she greatly loved.

Betty Jo was an avid reader. She was known as a wonderful cook and enjoyed large holiday gatherings. Betty Jo had a deep love for all animals. Most of all, she was a loving mother and dear friend who will be dearly missed by many.

In addition to her parents, Betty Jo was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard H. Edwards; and son, Gordon L. Toney. She is survived by her loving daughter, Susan Perry Barnes; grandsons, Matthew Perry (Kim), and Joshua Toney (Alexis); great-grandchildren, Dylan Perry, Jessica Perry, James Toney, and Miles Toney; step-grandchildren, Kelly, Melanie, and Heather.

All services will be held privately at the request of Betty Jo.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty Jo’s memory may be to Bethesda United Methodist Church, 116 East Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709 or by clicking here.



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4 Condolences for Betty Jo Edwards

  • aw, I’m so sorry to hear of “Jo’s” passing. I worked with her at the NCFarmer’s Market and enjoyed seeing her whenever I visited the market after I left. Jo was always so upbeat and cheerful and she uplifted my spirit and those of many others who knew her. I’m sure many people will miss Jo along with me. I suppose we can take comfort that she’s reunited with Richard and if Steve Stein has set up another market in heaven, I’m guessing that in short order Jo will be part of it, too. My sincere condolences to Jo’s family and everyone else who will miss her.

  • Susan, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My condolences to you and your family. May she Rest on Peace.

  • I have know Jo for 51 years. She has always been a special friend as well as family member. I will definitely feel the loss of her in my life and the good talks we always had. May she rest in peace and join all of our other loved ones. Love you Jo, Betsy & Bill

  • deepest condolences to Susan and family for the loss of your loved one. may God grant you peace