Edith B. Warmkessel-Wilson (née DeVore) - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Edith B. Warmkessel-Wilson (née DeVore)

Born March 22, 1922

Edith B. Warmkessel-Wilson, age 91, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, when she was called home to be with her Lord.

Born in Claymont, Delaware on March 22, 1922, Edith was the daughter of the late W.W. DeVore and Helen Mae Wiley DeVore. She was an exceptional homemaker and extraordinary cook, who enjoyed tending to her garden, crafting, and creating a cozy home for her loved ones.

Edith was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who had a warm and nurturing personality. She will be especially missed every Christmas season, as she delighted in decorating her tree, home, and yard and baking her holiday pies and cookies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Isaac Warmkessel, Wayne Forsythe, and George C. Wilson, as well as her son, William Warmkessel. She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Lynn Ferris; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Warmkessel; 6 grandchildren, Teri Ferris (Margaret), William Ferris (Kimberly), Edith Warmkessel, Debbie DiChara, Dawn Yovino, and George Warmkessel; 3 great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Ashley, and Isaiah; 2 great-great grandchildren, Marcai and Milan; and her step-children, David L. Wilson, Suzanne R. Hayes, and Georgine S. Wagner.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday afternoon, December 31, 2013, at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 1 pm until 2 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Edith’s name may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.


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  • Dear Lynn, John and Will and families and Margie and her family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. We remember your Mom with fondness and know how much she will be missed.

    May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you strength and peace. May all your wonderful memories help to sustain you.

    We are sorry we will be unable to be at her funeral. With love to you.

    “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13