Frances E. "Fran" Brumbaugh - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Frances E. “Fran” Brumbaugh

February 18, 1952 - December 8, 2021

          Frances E. “Fran” Brumbaugh, age 69, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on February 18, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Veronica (Wak) Slaughter.  Fran was a graduate of Delcastle Technical High School in 1970.  She married her childhood sweetheart, Dave, and started a beautiful life of 51 years together.  Fran worked in the Fraud and Risk department at Wilmington Trust.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband as often as they could.  Fran was an artist, and loved to paint with oils and watercolor.  She loved designing baskets for her friends and family.  Fran had so much love in her that it showed in everything she created.  Above all, she cherished time spent with her husband, daughter, and her grandkids.  She will always be their “Nee.”

          Fran “Nee” is survived by her husband, David A. Brumbaugh; daughter, Marla L. Lawhorne (William); grandchildren, Jake Lawhorne, Gage Lawhorne (Ivy), and Page Lawhorne; sister, Maryann Bonvetti; sister-in-law, Olive Brumbaugh; nephews, Joe Bonvetti (Tara) and Eddie Bonvetti; nieces, Olivia and Randi Brumbaugh; great-niece, Izzy Bonvetti; and many loving friends and extended family.

          All services will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fran’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.


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26 Condolences for Frances E. “Fran” Brumbaugh

  • So sorry for your loss of Frannie. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • To the best mother-in-law ever. You battled cancer like a champion and always stayed positive when things were bleak. You were the most loving,caring person I’ve ever known. Thank you for the many things I learned from you. Thank you for your awesome daughter. Noone will ever forget you “Nee.” We all will see you again someday. Love you with all my heart.

  • May you rest in peace. Prayers for all.

  • Sending my prayers and heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. May God wrap his loving arms around you.

  • My heart goes out to you all. She was always a mom to me. I love you guys. Big hug

  • Dave, deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beautiful Frannie. May she RIP. 🙏🙏
    Ria & Tom

  • So sorry for your loss. Fran always had a smile on when I would see her. She will be truly missed.

  • I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I pray that you are all comforted by all the beautiful memories you shared together ❤

  • Franny was the beautiful person inside and out ! First time I met her at the Holy Spirit Church! She made sure I understood what the priest was preaching ! She took the time ! She realized I couldn’t hear !
    My whole family had always think the world of beautiful franny !
    Her beautiful smile I will always remember!
    Dave and Marla , and the family ,
    Your wife and your mother absolutely s a blessing !

  • I cannot find enough words to express, my broken heart for everyone who loved Fran, I’m sorry for all our loss of her. A great Angel

  • Marla and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Memories of Fran are kept safe in your hearts to draw upon whenever you need comfort especially during this difficult time. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers. Sending healing thoughts and light. Love you all bunches.

  • So sorry for your loss Dave, my prayers go out to you and your family. Peace and love to all.

  • I member Moms teachin you how to paint in our P.Acres.
    Home,many moons ago. R. I. P. Nee, My
    Sister in-law !
    ☀️ 🏖️ 🐻

  • Dave,
    Our hearts are heavy knowing how much you’ll all miss beautiful Fran
    who was courageous fighter and loving wife. Keeping you in our prayers.
    Bill & Sandy

  • Dave, No words can express the loss of Fran…..May she rest in peace…Don & Mary Pat Dzielak

  • Dear MaryAnn,Dave and family, Frannie was a beautiful person inside and out now she’s at rest after fighting with all the strength she had. Her beautiful smile will never be forgotten. God will give strength I pray.

  • Dave and Marla, so so sorry for your loss. May knowing that Fran is now free of pain and suffering bring you some comfort. ❤🙏 Maureen & Chuck

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Frannie’s passing. I have so many great memoires of Frannie.
    May you rest in peace.

  • You and dad will always be my heroes. I love you Mom

  • Frannie…you are now wearing the beautiful Angel Wings that you created for Breast Cancer…
    You are all in my prayers….she was one beautiful person that we all will miss…Love ya

  • Rest easy! Fly high! Till we meet again!
    Love you!
    You will be missed!

  • I am so sorry for your families loss. Fran was such a beautiful lady inside and out. She surely will be missed. Loved her like my own aunt. I am so glad I got to know her and the entire family xoxo Karen Lysinger Lewis

  • Dave no words can say how sorry I am for your loss. What a great person she was. I will never forget her.Lots of love to you and your family. May she rest in peace

  • Dave & family, sincere thoughts & prayers for your loss. We were just talking about you the other day. Fran will be missed for sure. You both were blessed with many years of happiness. Fran (Bender) Cebula & Frank Cebula

  • Sending condolences to Fran’s family and friends. I worked with Fran at Wilmington Trust. She was so sweet and upbeat.

  • So very sorry on hearing Fran’s passing. I worked with her at St George’s High School. What a wonderful person. Honored to have known her.🙏🙏❤️