Ella Mae (Swift) Seidel - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ella Mae (Swift) Seidel

September 18, 1928 - July 13, 2016

Ella Mae (Swift) Seidel, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Born in Crisfield, MD on September 18, 1928, Ella was a daughter of the late Clarence and Charlotte (Lawson) Swift. She was a faithful servant at Ogletown Baptist church and enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her children; John Thomas, Beverly, and Warren Shores; sister, Doris Riggin. She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Preston S. Seidel; daughters, Sheila Seidel and Jody Kershner (Jeff); brothers, Robert Swift and William Swift; sisters, Betty Boyd and Faye Bell; grandchildren, Jennifer Arculus (Andrew), Bryan, Sean, and Allison Kershner.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, July 19, 2016, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO, 80502 or by visiting www.npcf.us.


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5 Condolences for Ella Mae (Swift) Seidel

  • My Mother, Jean Renn, Organist at OBC and member of the same Sunday School Class as Ella, asked me to send a note to pass on her condolences (she is currently ill). She and Ella always spent time chatting before the Worship Services on Sundays and on the phone during the week. Ella was a very significant member of the Sunday School, keeping tabs on birthdays and illnesses. Mother will miss her very much in the weeks and months ahead. They had a great friendship. Please accept our sincerest sympathies to your family.

    Marcia Paxton

  • My heartfelt prayers go out to the entire family. God is the God of all comfort.All my love to you . She is greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. There is now another big hole in our Rosebud family.

  • Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. In the time that we have known her and her husband they truly are great people and neighbors. The Williams Family

  • Ella, it seems like only yesterdayI ran into you while out & I didn’t even know you were ill. We always ran into each other somewhere. You were a friend of Mom’s (Jessie Acord). She went to Heaven in 2012. Family, please accept my sympathy on the passing of a sweet lady. God comfort you.

  • Mr. Seidel, Sheila and Jennifer,
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Seidel (“Ella”) was not only a wonderful Meadowood neighbor to the Rehrig family, but many others too. Fond memories.
    Caring thoughts,
    Kris Rehrig Taylor