D. Danette Poole Eberly - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

D. Danette Poole Eberly

December 3, 1956 - May 25, 2020

D. Danette Poole Eberly, age 63, of Bear, DE, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Born in Clarksburg, WV on December 3, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Marianne (Lough) Poole. Danette was a graduate from Newark High School in 1974. She was a stay-at-home mother and later was the secretary for Newark United Methodist Church for 22 years. Danette took care of preparing memorial, baptism, wedding and Church bulletins, as well as weekly and monthly parish notes.

Danette enjoyed reading, playing Bonco, and could often be found cooking. She loved the Philadelphia Eagles and hosted 30 straight Super Bowl parties. Above all, she loved spending time with her family. She was known by all her family and friends for her positive spirit and laughter.

Danette is survived by her husband, with whom she celebrated her 42nd wedding anniversary on May 20th, R. Bruce Eberly; sister, Pamela Forte of Newark; son, Michael (Kate) of Newark; daughter, Jennifer (Eberly) Peterson of Lewes; cherished grandchildren, Anthony and Luke Eberly of Newark and Redmen and Cassidy Peterson of Minneapolis, MN; and great-granddaughter, Mavis of Minnesota. Aunt Danette is loved by her nephews, Samuel, Mitchell, Bob, and her nieces, Kristin and Kim.

All services will be held privately. A Celebration of Danette’s Life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to acknowledge the excellent care that Danette received from Seasons Hospice the last two months.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Danette’s memory to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 91891, Washington, D.C. 20090-1891.


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27 Condolences for D. Danette Poole Eberly

  • Mike, Kate, and boys,
    We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. You are in our thoughts, always. Love, Valerie, George, and Jason

  • She had the most contagious laugh. If you were not in a good mood she put you in one with her laugh. Will miss her

  • So sorry to lose our beloved Danette who always had a smile to freely give to everyone she met. Her infectious laugh and love of life will surely be missed by us all. Deepest condolences from the entire Hitchner clan.

  • Dear Bruce and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Danette in high school and worked with her at Burger King for a few years. She always had a smile on her face, was kind to everyone and made everyone feel special. I was lucky to have known her.

  • Danette radiated Joy. She had such a huge heart and embraced us all with so much love and positivity—she really made a difference. I am proud to have known her, and send my love and prayers to her family and dear friends for comfort and healing memories.

  • Mrs. Eberly was one of the sweetest and caring people I’ve ever met. She was always smiling or laughing, and she hosted great Super Bowl and pool parties at the Eberly residence. God bless her.

  • Dear Bruce and family,
    David and I are keeping you in prayer as you mourn the loss of dear Danette. Her light and laughter are gone, but never forgotten. She was a lovely person through and through.
    Molly Dee and David

  • To the Family,
    I had a wonderful time visiting Danette.I am so blessed to have had that time.She so loved her family and life.May she rest peaceful and stay in your hearts.Thoughts and Prayers to all of you,Carol

  • Danette was the epitome of love and joy! Every time she answered the phone at NUMC her voice was full of smiles and welcome. The world has lost a truly great lady. Blessings to all her surviving family. Ruth

  • Dear Bruce and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved working with Danette. She was always such a positive and happy person despite all she had to endure with her health issues. She was an amazing woman!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Jen always had wonderful times she would tell Molly and I I’m sorry I never got to meet her but Jens stories felt like I knew her .Prayers coming for you and family

  • Long remembered and will be missed by all. A life well lived.

    Prayers and best wishes to all the family.

  • Early in my 40+ years of friendship with Danette, we knew it was inevitable that a deep lasting friendship was in the making. We had so
    much in common and those years were an absolute gift of her laugh, love, devotion, insight and humanity. RIP, my dear friend. I miss you.

  • Sorry to hear that Danette passed away but I’m glad she is free of pain. She will be missed. I’ve missed her ever since she retired from being secretary at church. Always smiling and glad to help with anything you needed. Truly rest in happy peace!

  • Danette will be missed. She loved life and was kind, considerate and loving to all. Her laugh still lingers in my mind.

  • This beautiful lady was my friend and my “sister from another mother” for 15 years. I will miss her smile, her joy, her caring ways, her laugh and so much more. Rest well, my little ladybug 🐞. I will see you again ❤❤

  • Such beautiful memories you’ll have forever! Please know you’ve all been in my prayers.

  • Danette was always so loving, caring and kind….she will be missed.
    My prayers are with her family – all her loved ones…

  • Grace and peace to all as you remember the love you share as a family.
    Rev. Dr. Laura Lee Morgan

  • Dannette was a wonderful friend from Newark United Methodist Church
    We had some very special times together at Church Office. I remember our visits after I no longer work at the Church. I loved her and miss her.
    Lois Backes

  • Danette, dear friend, so very missed. We worked together for 20+ years, and they seem to have just flown away. It was my great fortune to have been in your life and you in mine. Thank you for being my friend.

  • Our dear Danette. Oh how you will be missed. Working with you as a volunteer
    Always filled my heart with laughter and my soul with joy. When sadness overwhelms me,
    The memory of Your Joy and laughter will bring me back.
    My prayers are with you Bruce as well as your family,🙏

  • Our Prayers are with the Eberly Family 🙏🏽❤️

  • Bruce and family, I am sending my sincere condolences. Danette always had a smile and believed the best of people.

  • My heart is very sad. Danette and I were best of friends all through high school. We were in Concert Choir together with another friend, Janine Cornell, and we were the 3 Musketeers. She was one of the most caring and happy people I have met in my life. She and Mrs. Poole taught me to swim and dive. What a great memory that is. My sympathy to you Mrs. Poole and Pam and the family. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Our prayers & hearts are with you!

  • I know Danette from church. Her sweet personality was always aglow. Danette could be up to her eyes with work juggling this and that….she would always welcome who ever came into the church office with a sweet sigh and a most welcoming smile. Our grandsons learned early she always had candy on her desk. NUMC was blessed ❣️