302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Elizabeth G. “Betsey” Barnhill

Elizabeth Green Barnhill passed away at the age of 79 years young on June 20, 2019. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Barnhill Diver, and her two sons, Glenn Parkinson Barnhill Jr. and spouse Delvin, and James Scott Barnhill and spouse Tara. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Green Connell, her brother Robert Scott Green and her five grandchildren; George Diver, Christopher Diver, Trevor Diver, Graham Barnhill and Charlie Barnhill.


She was known as Betsey and she had an amazing zest for life. Betsey was born in Orange, NJ and raised in Haverford, PA. She graduated from Agnes Iriwn and attended Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Betsey married and moved to Greenville, DE where she lived for the balance of her life.


Betsey was a warm and kind woman. She was an avid sports fan and loved professional and collegiate sports. She exalted in the successes and achievements of others. She loved to hear stories of travel, fine cuisine, and the travails of her family and friends. She was exceptionally talented at needle point and was a true animal lover. She was knowledgeable, opinioned, and simply put, a real character. She will be missed.


A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday July 20, 2019 at Christ Church, Christiana Hundred, 505 E. Buck Road, Greenville, Delaware . In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Agnes Irwin School, 275 S. Ithan Ave. Rosemont, PA 19010 and/or Christ Church, 505 E. Buck Rd. Wilmington, DE 19807.



Funeral Services

Memorial service at 11:00 am on Saturday July 20, 2019 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred


    Patricia Green Connell lit a candle and writes,
    Betsey is also survived by her sister and brother Patricia Green Connell and Robert Scott Green. She was and is very much loved and remembered.
    06/24/2019 01:37 pm
    Mike Barko writes,
    Glenn, sorry to read about the loss of your mother. Your experiences with your Mom were invaluable to me in learning to care for my Mother as she turns 91. Sending hugs!
    06/24/2019 06:54 pm
    For Debbie and Each Member of the Family: Whenever being in her presence, your Mother, not just lovely in appearance, but exhibing sharp intelligence, understanding, and total genuineness was a stand out. . She will be greatly missed. Again, my sympathies with and for you Each. Charlie Weymouth
    06/30/2019 08:07 am

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