Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Linhoff - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Linhoff

Born August 1, 1959

Elizabeth A. Betsy Linhoff, age 55, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 6, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.

Betsy was born in Wilmington, Delaware on August 1, 1959 and was a daughter of Robert M. Huhn Sr. and Joan M. Becker Huhn. She made her career with Acme markets, where she worked for 28 years as a customer service clerk and back-up head cashier. Betsy was well-liked by both her colleagues and the patrons she served and they respected her strong work ethic and determined personality.

A truly talented homemaker, she loved caring for her family and took great pride in her home. Betsy adored the holidays, especially Christmastime. Whether cooking a delicious meal for her loved ones, decorating her home with collectibles or trimming the tree with her handmade bows and ornaments, she went out of her way to make everything just perfect. In her leisure time, Betsy liked crocheting and especially loved creating cozy blankets to present as gifts. She enjoyed being outdoors gardening and doing yard work or sunbathing by her pool and watching her grandchildren swim. An avid reader, Betsy was a huge fan of Danielle Steele novels. She also loved watching her favorite sitcoms, especially M.A.S.H., The Andy Griffith Show, The Big Bang Theory and Friends. Betsy absolutely adored the beach and her vacation home there. She relished spending hours on the beaches of Bethany and Fenwick Island with her husband and family. A loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Betsy will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert M. Huhn, Sr., brother, Robert M. Huhn, Jr., father-in-law, Arthur L. Linhoff and brother-in-law, Bill C. Linhoff. Betsy is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years, David A. Linhoff; mother, Joan M. Huhn; daughter, Sandra A. Smith and husband, Matthew of Middletown; son, Richard A. Linhoff of Smyrna; grandchildren, Katelyn, Craig and Allison Smith; brothers, John J. Huhn and wife, Karen of Bear and Paul C. Huhn and wife, Pam of Middletown; sisters, Teresa M. Baker and husband, Les of Middletown, Rosie M. Spears and husband, John of Galax, VA, Mickey B. Huhn of Newark, Chrissy C. Mulholland and husband, Tim of Oxford, PA and Monica F. Bartley and husband, Chris of Middletown; mother-in-law, Gerri P. Linhoff of Bear; sister-in-law, Robin J. Evick and husband, Bob of North East, MD; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

The family wishes to extend a collective thank you to Dr. Paula Simpson and the staff of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Dr. Pawan Rastogi of the Delaware Neurosurgical Group, and the staff of Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital for the exceptional care they provided to Betsy.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday evening, November 13, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday morning, November 14, 2014, at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 371 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE. A reception will follow at the VFW Post 3792, 5695 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend, DE 19709. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betsy’s name may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 or to Seasons Hospice of Delaware 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101 Newark, DE 19713.


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29 Condolences for Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Linhoff

  • Time to rest now Betsy, watch over us all from your beautiful vantage point in heaven, come to us in our dreams and say hi ,
    Will think of you whenever I take that first sip of Beer in the warm sunshine
    goodbye friend

  • Thinking of you !!!!

  • My deepest sympathy and thoughts go out to my Nephew, David, and his family. May God comfort all of you during this tremendous loss.

  • Rosie and Teresa I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Betsy just remember she’s in a better place and she is a sweet angel flying around you and your family God bless

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Having dealt with cancer in Dennis for the last 2 and 1/2 years, I know the journey was not easy. She is at peace now and no more pain but it is still hard on the loved ones left behind. We are praying for your family.

  • Dave,
    I can’t even begin to express my sincerest sympathy to you and your family on your loss. Betsy was truly one of the most kind, warm, funny and friendly people I have ever known. She was always a joy to work with and I will miss her laugh and selective sarcasm at always just the right moment. She was truly a wonderful person and I am proud to have been one of her friends. I hope that the MANY wonderful memories that you created throughout the years live on inside you and wrap themselves around you and bring you comfort as you deal with your loss. If you need ANYTHING I am just a text away…
    Missy, Jeff, Taylor and Hailey

  • Dear Sandi & Matt,
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Such a loss of someone so young and full of life, it is painful to see what cancer can do.
    Know life will forever be changed, but also know you will always have those great memories. Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts.

  • So very sorry for everyone’s loss. Love to all !

  • Betsy-A very strong woman ,who had a hard fight! A big loss to the Acme family…You will be missed!!! Dave and Family so sorry for your loss.If there is anything we can do let me know.

  • Wayne and I are so very sorry. There were a lot of years we didn’t keep in touch. I will never forget that day we ran into each other at Regional Hematology and Oncology at the cancer center. Please know that Wayne and I kept Betsy as well as you in our thoughts and prayers every day. We miss Betsy. Love to you and the rest of your family. Wayne and Gail

  • Dave my deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss.I admire you for being there for her thru all of her illness never leaving her side and making this summer all about her. I will miss my friend dearly.She a a trooper and never complained. I will miss her but I know she is walking around heaven watching over us. Take care Dave and the family, and just know God only takes the best. I am here if you need anything. Just a phone call away.

  • So sorry for the loss of your loved one.

  • To Teresa and Rosie, and family, my sincere sympathy to all of you. Prayers for you and your family,

  • I am sorry that I just found out about this tonight. Matthew posted something and when I asked for details., Sandi contacted me. I did not make the connection at first that she was Teresa Baker’s sister. I am sorry for her loss and for Joan’s and the rest of the Becker family. My daughter is now a happy member of the Baker family.

  • Dave, we are so sad to hear of Betsy’s passing.. She was a great woman. She will be watching over her family I am sure. I hope you find comfort in this time of sorrow… Please know if we can do anything we are only a phone call away…

  • I was a customer at Acme . I just loved Betsy. We spoke about her struggle with cancer as my husband also had cancer he also passed away . Heaven has another angel . My prayers are with you . I am so sorry for your loss . She was a wonderful lady . God bless you .

  • I still can’t believe this happened to such a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your loss. Very true that heaven has another angel. I will always remember her laugh. Goes to show he only takes the best.

  • Huhn Family so sorry for all your loss! Betsy is at peace and looking down on your whole family . She is a angle in heaven and at peace. Sending prayers your way. Take care. Love, John.Donna,Jake,Jessica and Joe Behornar

  • My sincere sympathy for the family. Betsy was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Dave, sandi&matt, richard
    Im so sorry about Betsy, its still hard to believe, she was a strong faught long battle. Heaven got true angel! She never complained through it all god gave her the strength. Kind, warm an friendly, she was always a joy to work with. Always had a smile on her face betsy was always on my thoughts. . Miss her sarcasim an laugh. Need anything let me know.

  • Matt & Sandi,

    My deepest sympathies to your entire family. After reading the obituary, what a warm, caring and wonderful mother. You will miss her dearly, however she will always be with you in ways that will bring a smile and a tear to your eyes.

    God bless your entire families.

  • So sorry for your loss. May God give you all the strength needed to get through the days to come.

  • Dear Matt and Sandi,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Your were so kind to my family and I when we lost our parents. I hope that you receive the same support and comfort that you have given to so many others.
    Peace be with you and your family at this time.
    Sincerely yours,
    Rob Hutchison and staff at Daniels & Hutchison

  • Thoughts and prayers to family.

  • Keeping your family in our prayers.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Betsy’s entire family from the Brown,Thomas and Sowers families.

    Betsy will always be in our thoughts, especially growing up with her at Our Lady of Fatima along with the the Huhn family.

    Laura Sowers Brown, Mrs. Sowers, Dorothy Sowers Thomas, and Bill Sowers

  • As a frequent customer at Acme, I remember Betsy at the Service Desk, although I never really knew her name and surely had no idea she had worked there that long. She was always a friendly face and helpful presence. And then one day a few months ago, I met her in the Oncology Offices at Helen Graham Center where I was for a post breast cancer appt. She tried to speak to us; it was evident she knew who I was…and out of context I couldn’t place her or where I knew her from. Within the next week, shopping at Acme it hit me! So I continued then to ask about her…and then finally heard she had passed away. The obituary hung on the wall in the Acme Service Dept. this past week and as I read it I thought of how many she touched.
    Rest in peace, Betsy, and thank you…

  • Dave, this is Helene, Randy,s ex, i am really sorry to hear about Betsy, i live in Fl now, with my kids, in Ocala, did not know she was sick, from time to time i check online in Delaware from time to time, an always seem to know someone, i am really sorry for your lost, n will prayer for you an your family to pull through this together, i always remember her from Acme, Rest in peace,

  • Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you at this time.
    In Peace,
    Sammy, Cherie and our entire staff