Betty S. Lockwood, 80, of Smyrna, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
Born on June 27, 1932 in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Kathryn (Morris) Shorts.
In her earlier years, Betty worked for Bell Telephone as an operator and Star Color Press. Later she worked for Quaker City Motor Parts as a receptionist, as well as assisted with her husband's plumbing business in the office.
Betty enjoyed working on crossword puzzles and will always be remembered for her love to socialize and dine out. She will be dearly missed by the many lives she touched.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, William A. "Bill" Lockwood and her daughter, Connie L. McElroy.
Betty leaves many wonderful memories to her two grandchildren, Donald W. McElroy II and Kimberly McElroy; two sisters, Phyllis M. Susini and Suzanne K. Carter; a son-in-law, Donald W. McElroy, Sr.; two nieces, one nephew and many dear friends.
Funeral services will be held noon on Friday, March 1 at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street in Middletown, where friends may visit with her family one hour prior.
Interment will follow in Forest Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown, DE.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.daniels-hutchison.com.