Miriam (Dittus) Eby - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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8 Condolences for Miriam (Dittus) Eby

  • Mariam certainly was a faithful servant & follower of Our Lord Jesus Christ! Her love for our Lord was very evident & her love for her family was always forefront!
    She was a dear friend to me & many many others & will be truly missed along with her sweet spirit & yet she had a lot of spunk for her age & she wouldn’t do or take anything from other’s if she didn’t agree! I truly loved being around her & talking with her & listening to her opinions. She certainly was one of Our Lord & Saviors special children❣️
    Our thoughts & prayers are with the family & especially John & Dawn who took such good care of her🙏

    Love in Jesus name, Joe & Manetta

  • Janie and Jim. My condolences on the loss of your mother. Please extend my sympathies to your family. My prayers are with you.

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady who cherished her family. I have many fond memories of her, esp while Nancy and I were in school together. Condolences and love to all.

  • John my sincerest condolences and sympathies on the loss of your mom. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Krac 598R

  • I will greatly miss Mrs Eby such a precious sweet friend and sister in Christ she’ll always live in my heart til I meet her again her memory will be with myself and all of those of Glasgow Baptist Church prayers comfort and God’s strength for her family

  • Dear Stacy Lynn and Family,
    At this time of year it is harder to lose a loved one, your Nana must have had a strong calling from the Lord.
    Wonderful memories and stories are the secret to get past the hardest times. We will pray for your family during this difficult time.
    Cindy and John Ciamaricone II

  • May the memories of Miriam be of Happy times,
    of joyous times, of hearty laughter and caring words
    Help you through these sorrowful times.
    Death has been swallowed up in Victory. Thanks be to God! We have Victory through Jesus Christ our Lord. 1Cor.15:54,57

  • One of my favorite people. We had many laughs when working at DTC and I know your prayers kept me safe. Loved you.