Bernice G. Newth, age 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Rockland Place with her family by her side.

Bernice was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Gertrude (Rash) and Raymond Grubb. She graduated from Conrad High School in 1948 and worked in the mailroom at DuPont until her oldest child was born, and then she stayed home to raise her children. Bernice was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served as Past Honored Queen and Past Grand Guardian of Job’s Daughters, and was a 69 year member of Peniel United Methodist Church. Bernice enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and feeding the wildlife as well as traveling with her beloved husband.

Her husband of 63 years, Edwin M. Newth died in May of 2018. Bernice is survived by her children, Donna L. Newth-Showell (Bredt), David E. Newth (Cathy), Darcy A. Newth, her grandchildren, Daryl and Derek Haines, Steven Newth, Amanda Biliski, Denise Reyes and Christopher Williams, her great-grandchildren, Gianna, Colten and Chloe and her niece Cindy Newth.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Peniel United Methodist Church, 115 E. Market Street, Newport, DE 19804 where friends are invited to pay their respects beginning at 9 a.m. Interment will follow the service in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the music ministry at Peniel U. M. Church.