Helen Louise Erney, 92, of Millville, Del., formerly of Harrisburg, Pa., passed away Monday, June 23, 2008, at the Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was a long-time member of Mariner’s Bethel Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del., and was a founder of the Dorcas Circle for women within the church. A woman of strong family and religious beliefs, she will be missed by family members, as well as her dear friends within the church community.
Erney was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond T. Erney Sr., with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. She is survived by her children, Raymond E. Erney Jr. of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Dana R. Erney of Ocean View; four grandchildren, Scott, Sean, Douglas and Heather; 10 great-grandchildren, Jake, Grace, Brooklyn, Samantha, Aidan, Alexa, Quinn, Taylor, Ben and Griffin; and her sister, Catherine Knisley of Arizona.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Mariner’s Bethel Methodist Church, 81 Central Avenue, Ocean View, on Friday, June 27, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions should be sent to the Millville Fire Co. Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 64, Millville DE 19967; or Mariner’s Bethel Church, 81 Central Ave., Ocean View, DE 19970; or Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Their compassion and quality service will long be remembered. The family said they would also like to acknowledge the caring staff of Beebe Hospital, especially Dr. Peet.