Miriam (Dittus) Eby
September 20, 1922 - December 22, 2022
Miriam (Dittus) Eby, age 100, of Newark, DE, went home to be with her Heavenly Father, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 22, 2022.
Miriam was born on September 20, 1922 in Lancaster, PA to the later Anna and Daniel Dittus. She worked for 12 years as a bank teller at Delaware Trust. Miriam married John H. Eby, Sr. on November 30, 1939 and they had four children together. She was a longtime devoted member of Red Lion Methodist Church and sang in the choir for many years. In her later years, she attended Bible Fellowship Church and Glasgow Baptist Church. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her hobbies included reading her bible daily, attending prayer groups, Bible studies, crocheting, and knitting. In her younger years, she enjoyed spending time at the campground with her husband, John.
In addition to her parents, Miriam was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, John H. Eby, Sr.; siblings, Buddy, Elizabeth, Betty Jane; son-in-law, Neil; daughter, Nancy Ramsey; grandson, James; and great-granddaughter Ellen. She is survived by her loving children, John Eby (Dawn) of Middletown, Wanda McMahon (Kenneth) of Bear, and Dorothy Jane Spicer (James) of Bear; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will follow in Old Drawyers Creek Cemetery, 2839 Dupont Parkway, Middletown, DE 19709.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Miriam’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.