Eleanor Lipinski Levering - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Eleanor Lipinski Levering

Eleanor Lipinski Levering, age 85, of New Castle, DE and Cape May Court House, New Jersey, has gone to be with the Lord, on Friday, December 31, 2021.

Eleanor was born and raised on Maryland Avenue in Wilmington, DE. She attended Wilmington High School and graduated in 1953. Eleanor met the love of her life, Horace F. “Jake” Levering, in 1951 at a dance. They married on September 11, 1953. After being a stay-at-home mom, Eleanor worked at Wilmington Friends School from 1975-1986 as a bookkeeper. Eleanor loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She and Jake spent many years camping and traveling across the United States and Canada. They took numerous cruises and spent many winters in Florida. One of Eleanor’s favorite places was the Grand Canyon. She called it “Heaven on Earth”. Eleanor loved line dancing, square dancing, ceramics, playing cards, bingo, swimming, the beach, crabbing, and cooking.

In addition to her loving husband of 68 years, she is survived by her children, Linda A. Briggs and Kenneth H. Levering (Denise) and daughter-in-law, Diana Levering. Eleanor is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, Stacey Malm, Christopher Briggs, Amanda Levering, Justin Levering, Michelle Briggs, and Emma Levering and 9 great-grandchildren.  Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Ella Anna and John Lipinski; son, John Levering; siblings, Johnny Lipinski and Catherine Hahn; and son-in-law, Joe Briggs.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 E Basin Rd, Wilmington Manor, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of vaccination status. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Eleanor’s memory to Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark, DE, 19713 or to Asbury United Methodist Church, at the address above.


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  • It was a great pleasure to know Eleanor and Jake at Hideaway Beach Campground in New Jersey for over 30 years. Eleanor was a sweet and beautiful person who will be greatly missed by everyone she knew. Many prayers for the family, especially Jake. Jake and Eleanor were the best of friends. I am happy that I made it back east this summer to see them. They are the first people I look for. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Eleanor will be missed by us at Hideaway. Loved her and Jake as neighbors. She was such a sweet person to know for so many years. May God Bless her. Our sympathy to Jake and family.🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • I grew up going in and out of the Levering home, at the table for great food or cards, at celebrations and gatherings or just hanging in the driveway, on the porch or in the basement with John and the rest of the pack.
    I was welcomed with open arms from day one and will live with many happy memories because of the openness and love shared.
    I know John definitely welcomed you with one of those amazing hugs – he gave the best hugs!!!
    You will be missed Momma Levering – To Pop Levering you are surrounded by much love and many prayers.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Eleanor’s passing. Such a kind person. Always a minute to chat with you. Eleanor along with her husband Jake were Mr. and Mrs. Hideaway Beach. Everyone knows that happy, loving, fun couple !! We all will miss seeing Eleanor in her shady spot at the pool or just floating around shooting the breeze with her Hideaway family… RIP.
    The Brill Family
    Holly Street

  • Ken, Dee, Jake and the Levering family, we are so sorry for your loss, we will keep you all in our prayers.
    Sending love.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how much she meant to you. She’s going to be watching over you with your dad and your uncle now. May her memory be eternal and may she Rest In Peace.

  • We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother and grandmother (and great grandmother), and we will be happy to see her again in heaven one of these days. (Only someone REALLY REALLY special could be the mom of Ken Levering – best husband, dad and grandad around!!!) Hugs,…..

  • Condolences to the family. We had the pleasure of visiting with Horace and Eleanor the last few years they snowbirded in the Thousand Trails Campground in Orlando Florida. It was always good to see them.

  • Ken,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Praying for you and your family during this time. May your Mom Rest In Peace.
    Ron and Laura

  • My prayers for all of Eleanor’s family . We enjoyed Elenor and Jake friendship for many Years . I will keep Jake in my thoughts and prayers . f

  • Ken, Denise and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love and best wishes to all of you. ❤️

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • We are so saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Eleanor. She has been our friend for many, many years and we will miss her. No more chickenfoot.

  • Ken, so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Linda, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kitt and Charles I. Neel

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady always kind and nice to talk to she always had a smile on her face. She will be missed at the hideaway

  • Jake, my heart breaks for you, knowing the deep sense of sadness & loss you are feeling. I too experienced those feelings when I lost, John, the love of my life, just 1 1/2 years ago. I’m sure John was there to greet Eleanor at Heaven’s Gate. She is now at peace & is one of God’s precious angels. May God bring you peace as you try to fill your emptiness & lonliness with the many wonderful memories you made together. Know that Eleanor’s loving spirit will live forever in your heart.
    In Christian Love, Janet Jackson

  • So sorry for the loss of Eleanor she was a lovely lady and Mother may your memories of her be with you always and remember she is with John and his friends living it up and no more pain or suffering Peace for all of you in the time of grieving God Bless all sincerity Ginny Gesner

  • Thank you for sharing a window into your mother’s life through the slide show. I’m sorry I didn’t know her. I can see from the messages that she was much loved and so full of life. I am so sorry. Love.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, and am praying God will carry you through the upcoming days, and give you His peace and comfort. It was a joy spending time with Eleanor and I will miss her greatly.

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Eleanor. My condolences goes out to Jake & her family. She will be truly missed at Hideaway Beach gonna miss talking to her & Jake riding around on their golf cart
    May she Rest In Peace🙏🙏
    Mrs Maryann Pinto