Ellen Sickle (Miller) Delaney - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ellen Sickle (Miller) Delaney

May 16, 1945 - August 29, 2023

Mrs. Ellen Sickle (Miller) Delaney, age 78 of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.

Born in Abington, PA on May 16, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Augustus Joseph and Clara (Elliott) Miller, III. Ellen was a 1963 graduate of Jenkintown High School. In her leisure hours, Ellen greatly enjoyed reading, serving her community, and being the best friend she could be. Most of all, she delighted in spending time with her beloved children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter, all of whom she adored.

In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Elliott S. “Chip” Miller in 2004. She is survived by her husband and favorite dance partner, George W. Delaney, Jr. of Newark; brother, Randolph G. Miller (Linda M.) of Brighton, MI; children, James J. Smith, Jr. (Kathryn C.) of Rydal, PA and Kristin H. Smith (Jeffrey Taft) of Arlington, VA; grandchildren, Courtney Angus (Luke), Justin Smith, and Haley Smith; great-granddaughter, Lily; sister-in-law, Judith L. Miller of Carlisle, PA; nieces, Evelyn Menges of Coatesville, PA and Jennifer Gundersen (Robert S.) of Reading, PA; nephew, Lance Miller (Michele) of Carlisle, PA; great nieces, Jessica, Victoria, Sydney, Alexandra, Taylor, and Ella; and stepchildren, G. William Delaney, III (Patricia) of West Chester, PA, Suzanne Delaney Barnes (Steven) of Thorndale, PA, Kathleen Delaney of West Chester, PA, Sharon Hoy (Martin) of Davidsonville, MD, and Judith Ann McCole of Coatesville, PA.

Services to be announced later.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ellen’s memory to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation, 1000 Byrn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 or online by clicking here.


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  • Ellen was my sister-in-law for many years and we spent a great deal of time together involved in many and
    various activities. She has always been a fondly remembered aunt to my three children. To my nephew Jim Smith, Jr. and my niece Kristy Smith, as well as all others who loved and will greatly miss her I offer my most sincere sympathy.

  • My condolences to you and your family Jim.
    Brian Lee