Ruth “Bunny” Doyle

March 21, 1935 - February 7, 2021

Ruth “Bunny” Doyle, age 85, of Bear, DE, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on March 21, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Ely) Beekler. Bunny made her career with Fidelity Mutual in Philadelphia, PA, as a claims processor, retiring in 2002. She enjoyed visits to the Jersey Shore and cherished time spent with her family.

In addition to her parents, Bunny was preceded in death by her husband, James S. “Blackie” Doyle; daughter, Karen Palmer and brother, Bob Beekler. She is survived by her daughter, Lorie McCarney (Jim) of Bear; grandchildren, Nicole Imondi (Anthony), Megan Palmer, Madison McCarney and Jamie McCarney; and great grandson, James Imondi.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Service and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bunny’s memory to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243.


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9 Condolences for Ruth “Bunny” Doyle

  • My condolences is extended out to Lori, Nicole and Megan and the rest of Bunny’s family and loved ones. I have many childhood memories of Bunny but one thing that stands out the most is her love and adoration she had for her grandchildren , always ready to take them under her wing.

    Also, can’t forget the many car rides to the skating rink, or the movie time on her big couch in the basement! Best neighbor ever!

    What a wonderful soul! Rest Easy! I’m sure Blackie was waiting at heavens gate!

  • My heart hurts for you all. We all loved Aunt Bunny very much. I am so glad my daughter and grandkids had the opportunity to finally meet her a few years back. With all our love, thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of Bunny’s passing. I will always carry fond memories of her and Jim. They were the best neighbors you could ask for.
    RIP Bunny!

  • RIP Aunt Bunny you was a great lady

  • Sorry to hear the passing of your mom/grandma. My condolences to you and family.

  • So very sorry to hear about Bunny. As long as Andy and I knew her from King Nummy Campground we never knew her name was Ruth. I can hear her loud laugh as I type this. We will miss saying hello and catching up with her. Take care. Terri and Andy Tally

  • MY prayers to the family, growning up on Lee Street we were all family and call her Aunt Bunny. I REMEMBER THE POOL PARTIES, COOK OUTS AND DRIVE In MOVIES. It broke so many hearts when Karen passed for so many reason. The pain your family has been threw saddens me but knowing the Bunny will not be alone in haven and will now be with love ones that have gone before her is comforting, may you find comfort in this as well. Prayers to all.

  • I remember Aunt Bunny with a broken heart. I am so sadden for your loss. A great person like her is always missed by her family and friends because she has left such an imprint on our hearts.

  • Our deepest sympathy and all our prayers are with you all
    RIP Aunt Bunny
    James and Mary Doyle