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Elaine K. Hearne

December 11, 1941 - October 22, 2020

Elaine K. Hearne, age 78, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 11, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Gladys (Thistlewood) Kennedy. Elaine earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. She worked as an elementary art teacher at Albert H. Jones Elementary School. Elaine was an avid, lifelong equestrian. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. Elaine will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. “Chuck” Hearne. She is survived by her children, C. Michael Hearne (Lynnette) of Sellersville, PA and Lee M. Hearne (Stephanie) of Newark; and twin sister, Kathleen Hart of Newark.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elaine’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd Street, Ste. 1100, New York, NY 10016.

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  • Sending prayers and condolences to the family

  • Kay – from one twin to another- I know you will feel like half of you is missing. I’m so sorry for your loss and hope the good memories of Elaine sustain you through this difficult time. June

  • Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. This has been such a difficult year and I was looking forward to another dinner with you both when safe. Sixty-five years of friendship and a lot of wonderful times together. I know you are heartbroken and hope you find comfort through your memories, photographs and deep faith.
    Gretchen

  • Johanna, Theresa and Family-

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful mother. May she rest in peace.

  • I’m so sad to see that Elaine has passed. What a dear woman and friend she was. My wife and I are missionaries, and Elaine has partnered with us faithfully through prayer and financial support for 36 years! What a picture of faithfulness she was to us! I am honored to have known her, and will miss her. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.