Elizabeth T. Small

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Elizabeth T. Small


Elizabeth T. (Betty) Small, age 87, of Newark, Delaware, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Lewes, Delaware.

Betty was born and raised in the Happy Valley neighborhood in the City of Wilmington in 1926, daughter of the late Alfred and Leona Herman.

A graduate of Wilmington High School, Betty went onto a career as a supervisor receptionist for the Delaware Department of Labor until becoming a full-time homemaker in 1957. Betty was a devout Catholic and member of the Holy Family Church in Newark. A bold, independent spirit, her family was first in her heart.

Betty was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, C. W. Small, Jr. (Bill). She is survived by her loving children Joseph Flinn and family of Smyrna; Claudia Roark (Ron) of Lewes; Michael Small of Hockessin and Susan Ann Small Chaplin RN, of New Castle. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Joe, Jr., Colleen, Shannon, Matthew, Adam, Tyler and Andrew as well as her great and step-grandchildren.

A committal service will be held on Tuesday, July 30th at 2:00 P.M. at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Chesapeake City Road, Bear.

Betty will always be remembered for her generous nature and support of Christiana Fire Company, Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary, Delaware State Police (Delaware State Police Museum), and . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any of these organizations.

Arrangements by



Newark, Delaware


Funeral Home
Stanley S. Yasik Funeral Home
801 Kirkwood Highway  Newark, DE 19711
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Published in The News Journal on July 26, 2013
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