Bette passed away peacefully April 17,2017.
Born in Maryland, March 10,1928 she was the daughter of the late Walter W and Vinnie Schuchler Speakman. Bette’s lifelong learning included study at Conrad High School. Kings College, Temple University, University of Delaware and Widener Law School. Her professional career included positions in the Governor Bacon Health Center, the Christiana School District, and the University of Delaware. She gave substantially of her time and talent to Calvary Presbyterian Church where she was a long-time member serving in many positons. Bette enjoyed cooking and eating with friends and adored her various dogs and cats. A special thank you is extended to the caregiving, thoughtful employees of Somerford House and Seasons Hospice for their outstanding service to Bette.
Visitation will be held Friday April 21 from 10 to 11 AM at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington DE 19808 followed at 11:00 a.m. by a service of Witness to the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ and in celebration of Bette’s life. Interment will be Monday April 24, at 10 AM at Silverbrook Cemetery Wilmington DE. In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church 701 S Maryland Ave. Wilmington DE 19804 or Friendship House P.O. Box 1517 Wilmington DE. 19899.