Elizabeth A. “Lib” Crotty
September 1, 1926 - July 19, 2018
Elizabeth A. “Lib” Crotty, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 19, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Princeton, WV, on September 1, 1926, Lib was one of nine children to the late Opie C. and Vera G. (Lankford) Crotty. Lib graduated from Bluefield College with a business degree. Following graduation she worked for various companies in WV. In 1959 she moved to Delaware with her parents where she began her career as an executive secretary. She first worked with Sears Acceptance Corporation and then International Reading Association, where she did extensive traveling. She later went to work for the U of D in the library where she retired in 1992.
Lib was a member of the Wilmington Opera Society in her earlier years and enjoyed singing and performing. After retirement she loved gardening, baking, knitting and could always be found cheering on her beloved Phillies.
On behalf of Lib’s family they would like to thank the staff at Seasons Hospice for their outstanding care and ministry.
In addition to her parents, Lib was preceded in death by her brothers, Jack Crotty, Thomas Crotty and O.C. Crotty and sisters, Eloise Myers, Dorothy Perry and Patricia Bowyer. She is survived by her sisters, Rose Barton and Evelyn Fitzpatrick, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A visitation of family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lib’s name to the Calvary Baptist Church, 215 East Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.