Miriam N. Childs

Age 93; Longtime Haddonfield resident

(nee Newton) On Aug. 18, 2016, wife of the late William, Jr.; beloved mother of William, III (Linda) of Laurel Springs, NJ, Jane Johnson (Ray) of Cherry Hill, NJ, Craig (Norma) of Haddonfield, NJ, and John (Vicki) of Cherry Hill, NJ; cherished grandmother of William IV, Jennifer Dugan, Joanne Hildebrand, Jacki Swarm, Jill Sweeney, David, Andrew, Jeffrey, Christopher, and Olivia Childs; loving great grandmother of 11; and dear sister of Craig Newton (Linda) of York, PA.


Mrs. Childs graduated from Haddonfield Memorial HS, Class of ’41, and attended Green Mountain Jr. College in Poultney, Vermont. She was a member of Music Crafters, the Questers, and Haddonfield United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. She also served as a judge at the annual Haddonfield 4th of July parade for many years and was a lifetime member of Haddonfield Plays & Players. She began her career at RCA in Camden, then served as a bookkeeper for Baldor Electric for more than 50 years until her retirement at age 88. Mrs. Childs was an excellent seamstress, loved playing the piano and harpsichord, and excelled at word games, such as the Sunday NY Times crossword puzzle, Scrabble, and Words with Friends, which she loved playing with her grandchildren. She had a passion for sports, especially her hometown Phillies, and loved traveling to Vermont, where she was born in 1923.


Mrs. Childs’ family will receive friends on Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, 9:30-10:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Service will follow at 11 AM. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Childs’ name to the Haddonfield Alumni Society, c/o HMHS, 401 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (, in which she was actively involved and served as the Treasurer/Secretary until 2014.