Karen Lightfoot - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Karen Lightfoot

December 13, 1950 - February 4, 2021

Karen Lightfoot, age 70 of Bear, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 13, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy V. (McGowan) Mulshenock, Sr. Karen was a graduate of St. Peter the Apostle School in 1969. She worked as a dental receptionist. Deep in her faith, Karen was a devout member of Holy Spirit R.C. Church. She enjoyed spending time in her community, often refereeing high school basketball games. In her spare time, Karen enjoyed crocheting, ceramics and playing games. She was very proud of her Irish heritage. Above all, Karen cherished her family and time spent with them, especially summers at the campground.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her siblings, Philamena Trala and Patrick Mulshenock; and niece, Michelle Dych. She is survived by her husband, Charles Lightfoot; children, John R. Lightfoot and Cara Lightfoot-Merrill (George H. III), both of Bear; grandson, Evan; and siblings, Joanne Klinefelter of Newark, Mary M. Dych, Richard Mulshenock (Patty), Colleen Clark (Allen), all of New Castle, Martin Mulshenock of Newark and Dorothy Yanacek (Ronald) of Wilmington; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Masks will be required for all in attendance.


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15 Condolences for Karen Lightfoot

  • I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Karen. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    AnnMarie and Paul

  • Chuck, John and Cara I have no words other than to say I am so sorry. Just know she is not suffering anymore. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Dear Chuck, Cara, John
    I will truly miss my dear friend. We had some great times over the years.. When she made up her mind about something you couldn’t change her and she would do anything for her friends. It wasn’t easy for her the last several years but she never complained. She loved you all very much and you all took such good care of her. May she rest in peace. Thinking of you all. May your wonderful memories help you get through this difficult times.

  • Hi Dot,
    Was sorry and saddened to read of your sister Karenโ€™s passing. Holding you and your family in prayer.
    Patti Root

  • My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Stay strong and continue to cherish the memories.

  • Chuck. I am so very sorry to see Karenโ€™s passing. She will be sorely missed. She will be in our hearts and prayers as you will too. Heaven has a new angel ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™

  • Mary and family condolences on the death of your sister.

  • So very sorry to hear about Karen. She was a wonderful person. We will be thinking of all of you and praying for peace.

    Jane Shamany Malice

  • My prayers are with the Lightfoot and Mulshenock family. I grew up with Karen on Briarcliffe Drive and have fond memories of those times shared with Karen and the rest of our friends.

  • So sorry to hear of Karen passing. We worked together at Weight Watchers for quite a few years. We surely made a great team. She was a special lady and a great friend. God bless you all as you endure this sorrowful time.

  • So very sorry for your loss

  • Chuck so sorry to hear about Karen. Wish your family peace.Scott sends his condolences.

  • My deepest sympathy to Karen’s entire family. My memories of Karen where back to my childhood and are many. She was always a very sweet and kind person with an infectious laugh. My she RIP in the arms of our Lord

  • So very sorry about Karen’s Passing. Praying for God to give you all, the strength to live without her.. Thoughts and Prayers from Ellie Loveland & Family.๐Ÿ™โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ™

  • Dear Chuck, I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Liz