Helen Lynam
1920 - 2021
R.T. Foard & Jones, Inc.
122 W. Main Street
Newark, DE
Helen Lynam

West Grove, PA - Helen Murray Lynam, age 101, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. She was born in February 1920 to Levi and Kate (Moody) Murray, the fourth of five children.

Helen grew up on a farm outside of Newark DE. She graduated from Newark High School in 1938 and attended the University of Delaware and Beacom College. She married Gregg Paul Lynam in 1943 and they celebrated their 60th Anniversary before his passing in 2003. They lived in the Marshalton area until 1968 and then briefly in Shaker Heights, Ohio until moving to Radley Run, West Chester, PA in 1970. They moved to Jenner's Pond in 1999. Over the years, Helen enjoyed bowling and golf and was a Phillies and Blue Hens fan, but her real joy was her family.

Helen is survived by her 4 children: Marilyn Kay Lynam (Alan Jewett) of Wilmington, DE; Patricia Murray Yeatman of West Grove, PA; Gregg Murray Lynam of Washington, D.C.; and Valerie Lynam Swift (Brian) of Fair Hill, MD; 5 grandchildren: Jennifer Misra (Shaq); Christopher Jewett (Joanna); Douglas Yeatman (Brandi); David Yeatman (Samantha); and Shannon Swift; and 8 great grandchildren: Miles, Nicholas, Armaan, Ronan, Jai, Calvin, Helen and Autumn. In addition to her parents and husband, Helen is preceded in death by her brothers: John and Ralph; and sisters, Eleanor and Margaret.

The family would like to thank her caregivers - Sandy, Patti, Heidi, Melissa, Jessica, Nancy, Samantha and Julie.

A celebration of Helen's life will be held on Saturday July 24, 2021 at R.T. Foard & Jones, 122 W. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711 where family and friends may visit at 10:00 a.m. and the service will be at 11 a.m. Burial will be held immediately after at White Clay Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Willow Tree Hospice; Avondale Presbyterian Church; or White Clay Creek Cemetery Association and sent in care of the funeral home. To send online condolences, please visit www.rtfoard.com.

Published by The News Journal from Jul. 15 to Jul. 18, 2021.
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R.T. Foard & Jones, inc.
122 W. Main Street, Newark, DE
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122 W. Main Street, Newark, DE
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My sympathies to the Lynam family. I was always so happy to see your Mom at the Lynam/Swift parties. Her beautiful smile always made you feel special. What a wonderful sweet lady she was. So sorry for your loss.
Susan Alexander
July 23, 2021
Patty and Kay, my deepest sympathies for you and your whole family. Your Mom was such a sweet lady!
Kathy Garrett (Thompson)
July 23, 2021
I will forever think of your Mom (Grandmom) giggling with her sisters when Shannon was a young child as she prompted them to perform various challenging feats. She always wanted to please others. How lucky we were to know her. Our sympathies to you all in her family...she will be so missed.
Rose Brownstein
July 22, 2021
She was quite a lady. You all have so many wonderful memories of her. Now she is reunited with her siblings and husband. She earned her angel wings.
Jackie Whiting
July 18, 2021
Dear Kay, Alan, Jen and Chris, I am very sorry to read of your loss.
Madalyn Schultz Petit
July 17, 2021
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