Helen E. Markward

Born February 22, 1933

Helen E. (Russell) Markward, age 82, of North Wildwood, NJ, formerly of Northridge, Claymont, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2015 surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Markward was born on February 22, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Simon and Viola (Beecher) Russell.

Helen was a very loving, strong and honest woman. She loved her family and friends. She enjoyed playing Scrabble/ Words with Friends, Yahtzee, cards and watching her shows, Wheel of Future and Jeopardy. Helen was known for her tasty baking, whether it was her Christmas cookies, cakes or pies. Mrs. Markward was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles H. Markward, son Garrett E. Markward and grandson Alexander S. Markward. Helen is survived by her sons, Thomas H. Markward (Marianne) and Charles H. Markward Jr., daughter, Susan A. Fitzwater (Paul), 6 grandchildren, Jennifer Markward, Thomas Markward Jr., Paul D. Fitzwater III, K. Nichole Kruk, Jessica Maxwell and Jade Hughes, and 4 great grandchildren Tatiana Markward, Aubrey Markward, Isabella Kruk and Leland Maxwell.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am to 12 noon. Interment will follow in the All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.


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  • Sending my love and prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss!