Doris M. Schirling - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Doris M. Schirling

Born October 10, 1935

Doris M. Schirling, age 78, of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2014.
Doris was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 10, 1935, and was a daughter of the late Roland Hall, Sr. and Marguerite Hurley Hall. She was a devoted and talented homemaker who dedicated her life to caring for her large family.

Doris had a deep affection for all animals, but especially loved dogs. She shared a special bond with her faithful Chihuahua, JoJo. In her leisure time, Doris enjoyed trips to Delaware Park with friends, and was an avid reader. Above all else, she was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sibilings, Leona Hemphill, Roland Hall, Jr., Victor Hall, Donald Hall, and Margaret Hall. Doris is survived by beloved husband of 44 years, Michael G. Schirling, Jr.; children, Rhonda K. Gannon (Jim) of New Castle, DE, Douglas L. Schirling (Margarita) of Middletown, DE, Michael G. Schirling III of Townsend, DE, Elizabeth Leon (Donato) of Townsend, DE, and Patty Lou Schirling of Chespeake City, MD; and 13 grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, January 24, 2014, at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Rd., Ste. 102, Newark, DE 19702.


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5 Condolences for Doris M. Schirling

  • Rhonda, Doug, Timmy, Trevor and Mike…May your grief be short and your memories long. In these difficult times I hope all the good memories you share carry you through.

  • Dear Uncle Mike
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Hope and Keith

  • Dear Rhonda, Timothy and Trevor,

    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. I know how much she meant to all of you. We have always heard kind things about her and what a good person she was. During this sad time, I hope you have comfort in knowing that people care and are thinking of you. May your special memories bring you peace and contentment in the days ahead. Love, Kathy and Walt Sczubelek

  • Dear Uncle Mike, Rhonda, Doug and families,
    I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you and
    how very sorry I am for your loss. Aunt Doris was a
    very kind and loving person and will always have a
    special place in my heart.
    I know how very difficult it is and I am hoping that
    you find comfort in all the memories you share
    and knowing her love will always be with you.
    With Deepest Sympathy, Cindy

  • Dear Shirling Family, My wife and I are sorry hear of the loss of your dear love one. We know this is a very difficult time for you. We want to share something that we find comforting during times like these. It is comforting to know that God never meant for us to experience the loss of a love one.(Romans 5:12)(James 1:13) He has made provisions through his son Jesus to awaken all our love ones who have died.(John11:25)(John 5:28,29) God had also promised to wipe away all tears,pain,sorrow, and death forever.(Revelaton 21:4,5) These and many more promises in the Bible will soon be a reality.( Psalms 37:10,11,&29) They give us hope and comfort knowing we will see our love ones again. We pray that your family find peace and comfort in God’s promises for the future.