Kathleen A. “Kathy” King - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Kathleen A. “Kathy” King

February 2, 1956 - April 21, 2022

Kathleen A. “Kathy” King, age 66, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of Hackensack, NJ, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Born in Bronx, NY, on February 2, 1956, Kathleen was a daughter of the late Peter and Anne Marie (Snow) Brady. Kathy was an easy-going personality who always found comfort in her surroundings. Kathy enjoyed many interests, whether it was her amazingly lucky trips to Atlantic City, her penchant for gardening or her love of all animals – most of all her devoted dog Finnegan. Kathy loved life – she loved cooking for her friends and family and most of all, she loved making memories with her dear grandchildren. Kathy was a force in this life whose absence cannot be replaced, but whose presence enriched all of our lives, and whose memory sustains us through this loss.

Kathy retired from Staples as a contract manager after 30 years of dedicated service. She is survived by: her beloved husband, Wayne L. King; her loving children, Anne Marie Ivory (Timothy) of Middletown, Matthew King (Aimee) of Moorestown, NJ and Casey Ann King of Port Charlotte, FL; her grandchildren, Carter Ivory, Grayson Ivory, Seamus King, and Emma King; and siblings, Mike Brady of Colorado and Donna Brady of Pennsylvania.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Memorial Service will follow at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathy’s memory may be made to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713 or online by clicking here.


Leave your condolences

Condolences will be posted within 24 hours pending approval.

12 Condolences for Kathleen A. “Kathy” King

  • My deepest condolences to Kathy’s family, we were in HHS together. R.I.P Kathy.

  • Kathy, you were my dear friend for many years. I am heartbroken for your family. I have many fond memories from our teenage years and in our adult years too! Rest In Peace my friend ❤️

  • Loads of memories of you from HHS All the parties! Your huge house. Your great laugh. You will be missed.

  • Wayne and family,
    So sorry to learn of Kathy’s passing. Condolences to you and all the family. She was a lovely person and an asset to the community.

  • Kathy was a valued member of our book discussion group and she will be missed by all of us.

  • Our dear neighbor and friend Kathy will be so missed. We only wish we had more time for our friendship to grow. We offer our deepest condolences to Wayne and his lovely family, and offer our support during this difficult time.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish I had more time with Kathy, but the time I spent with her was very special.
    My prayers are with you and your family 🙏

  • Holding Wayne and family close in warmest thought and prayer in their loss. Kathy was a special lady a life that will be missed. Kathy, came to our CEC group during the Pandemic. She became immediately involved with her thoughts and ideas. Although quiet and reserved she quickly responded whenever there was a request for a volunteer to assume a committee responsibility. It was a pleasure to know Kathy and her loss leaves a considerable void.

  • Kathy will be greatly missed. She was always such a joyful help in our community. We join with you in the morning her loss and hope that her memory will always be a blessing.

  • Wayne and family, we were saddened to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. May God be with you during this difficult time.

  • Kathy was a wonderful lady and neighbor, with her gentle, quiet wit. We will miss her morning adventures with Finnegan. Wayne and family, you are in our prayers. May the Lord comfort you as you treasure her memory.

  • Dear Wayne, Ann Marie, and family,
    I apologise for not being able to send this message sooner, because it’s most exceedingly difficult to write. After taking some time to recover from the deeply saddening news of my dearest friend Kathy,
    my confidant, my mentor, my perfect boss, and and so much more, I just wanted to say how truly sorry I am for your loss. It truly is difficult to speak of my lovely Kathy in the past tense.
    I hope the found memories that you all share continue to bring you the comfort you need now and always.
    I remember when Kathy became my manager, I thought she was going to be strict and harsh little did I know that she would be the most approachable, balanced, just and encouraging person I would ever work for. Kathy possessed so many fine qualities that I admire and desired to emulate.
    The last time I spoke to her I told her she ruined things for me because I compare all of my managers to her and non of them come, not even close. I remember giving her a card one year that said, “is there a Boss better than you, yes, but instead of coming down to the earth, He chose to send you.” She would make me laugh so many days when she complained about Wayne calling about opening the mail or going to Costco for the second or third time in the week. That was my favourite. I loved her baking, and waited for my cookies each December. I was honoured when I was chosen to sign her marriage license There is so much to say about my wonderful Kathy.
    Indeed, death certainly is an enemy as God said, but I find comfort in knowing that I can look forward to seeing my friend Kathy again in the resurrection of the righteous that Jesus promised at John 5:28,29.
    Until then I will continue to sing her praises, for as long as I live.
    May the Creator continue to be with all of you.


    Sarah Ruth Caldeira