Ellen Mary Kein - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ellen Mary Kein

March 16, 1944 - February 7, 2023

Ellen Mary Kein, age 78, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

Born and raised in Hoboken, NJ on March 16, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Maroney) Spanier. Ellen was a graduate of A.J. Demarest High School. She spent 30 years working in credit and collections as well as office management, primarily with Warner-Lambert and Bell Atlantic.

Ellen loved to travel, she took great joy in exploring new places and seeing the scenic views of a new country. She also enjoyed viewing wildlife, even collecting black bears. Ellen could often be found knitting and creating beautiful pieces for her loved ones. Above all, she cherished every moment spent with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Earle; and brother-in-law, William Earle. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Roy Kein; sons, Michael Kein (Shannon), and Dennis Kein (Tricia); grandchildren, Alyssa, Justin, Lauren, Sarah, JD, Connor and Aidan; brother, Matthew Spanier (Cathy); as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 5 pm on Monday, February 13, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 5 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online by clicking here.


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  • My sincere condolences to your family. I had the pleasure of meeting Aunt Ellen several times when visiting Karyn and she was such a wonderful person and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers & Hugs.
    Uncle Charley & Aunt Terri

  • Dennis and family, I am so so very sorry for your loss. Ellen was such a lovely person and I am so glad to have met her. I love you and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of Ellen’s family and friends at this time. May she rest in peace…

  • My deepest sympathy on the loss of such a lovely lady. Ellen was a fun loving friend, with whom our group of friends, spent time playing cards and dining out. She will be missed, but remembered always.

  • “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.”
    -Seneca the Younger

    My deepest sympathy in this great loss…

  • Ellen was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She will be missed so much. Always had us laughing at the luncheon group. Such a good friend. Roy, you and your family are in our prayers.

  • My deepest condolences. May God provide comfort as you cherish her for ever. She was a great manager back in the Bell Atlantic days. I’m forever grateful for her leadership and sending love to your family.