Roberta Lynn Harrington
Mrs. Roberta Lynn Harrington (“Bertie”), age 60, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
Roberta was a native Delawarean, born in Wilmington on August 4, 1952, daughter of the late Robert Armstrong and May Springer Armstrong Nelson. A registered nurse by profession, she dedicated her life to the uncompromising care of her patients.
Roberta will be long remembered as a compassionate, kind, and family-oriented person, who never met a baby she didn’t like! She truly loved caring for others and was well known for her thoughtful gifts on special occasions. Those feeling under-the-weather were often the grateful recipients of her wonderful, home-cooked meals.
In addition to her parents, Roberta was preceded in death by her sister, Kelly Leithren. She is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, William Karl Harrington; children, Stephen S. Harrington and Dawn M. Brehm (Steven); sisters, Sandra Skelley, Winnie Sammons, and Leora Welsh; brothers, Boyd Armstrong, Robert Armstrong, and Jay Faulkner; grandsons, Tyler Kackley and Harrison Brehm; nieces and nephews; and her pet dog, Oreo.
Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday, March 4th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 5th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 500 W. Chestnut Hill Road, Newark, DE, where a second visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Roberta may be made to the Vasculitis Foundation, PO Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188-8660.
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