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Edith E. “Edie” Broomell

April 4, 1925 - September 25, 2019

          Edith E. “Edie” Broomell, age 94, of Newark, DE, and formerly of Claymont, DE, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 

          Born in Salem, NJ on April 4, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Battle and Margaret Webb.  Edie worked as a sales clerk in the men’s department at the former Kennards in Wilmington.  She was a member of the Claymont Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed crafts and sewing.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Broomell; siblings, George Moriarty, John Moriarty and Mary Emery; and granddaughter, Colleen Broomell.  Edie is survived by her children, Kenneth R. Broomell (Barbara) of Hamburg, NY, Robert L. Broomell II (Christine) of Waverly, GA, Dennis R. Broomell (Robin) of Delaware City, Martin R. Broomell (Candee) of Groveland, FL, Margaret A. Scott (Robert) of Newark and Patricia A. Stevenson (Paul) of Newark; 20 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, September 30, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Edie’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • To all the Broomall family, My most sincere condolences to all of you on the occasion of your mom’s passing. I think of all the wonderful times we had growing up in Claymont and being so close to your family, as you all seemed like an extension (large one at that) of our own family at times. Looking back now on those years I think of our parents having such a wonderful time together and them drinking those whiskey sours and just enjoying life in the moment. An end of an era has truly come for us all.

    Love to all,
    Michael

  • “Edie my sweetie my friend to the end” is how I used to greet her daily as she resided with us at Somerford Place before her transition. I was her nurse and I thank the Broomell family for allowing me to be part of her life. We did crafts , sung songs, and reminisced of her childhood and family. She has had a place in my heart since we met and she will be greatly missed. My God continue to help you heal during this hard time.

    Sincerely
    Laquita Johnson LPN

  • Prayers and sympathy to your family. Hoping warm memories will bring you comfort at this time.

    Sandy Huber

  • May God bless you all during this time of loss. I truly enjoyed the brief time I knew Ms. Edie. What a beautiful spirit.

    Lynnetta Chambers

  • Prayers and sympathy to the family

  • My sincere condolences to your family. Edie was such a kind and gentle lady. She always had a smile on her face. She was truly my mom’s best friend at Somerford. They were inseparable. They filled each other’s days with talk, fun and laughter. And she always told us how much she loved us. We will miss her so. She was such a joy to be with. May she Rest In Peace and may God Bless her and your entire family.