Mildred B. Weer

Mildred (Baylis) Weer of Lewes, DE and Estero, FL, born on October 2, 1922 in Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children at Somerford House on November 28, 2017.

Mildred was the daughter of Clyde and Mildred (Gregg) Baylis. She was a graduate of Newark High School and attended Goldey Beacom School of Business for 2 years.

Mildred was a secretary for Continental Fiber in Newark until she got married on September 13, 1947. She lived on Churchman’s Road at the family farm. Mildred was a den mother for Boy Scouts and troop leader for Brownies. She worked for University of Delaware in 1969, beginning as a librarian at the Morris Library, then starting the chemistry lab at Brown Library, and finally moving to the College of Marine Studies, from where she retired in 1984.

Upon retirement, Mildred took a 3 ½ month cross-country trip with husband, Jack, and in-laws, Stu and Peg Renberg. Mildred and her husband spent winters at Riverwoods Plantation in Estero, FL for 30 years, starting in 1989. Mildred was a member of the Eastern Star-Naomi Chapter No. 20, and Cavaliers and Sussex Pines Country Clubs, where she enjoyed playing bridge. She was talented at golfing, fishing in the bay, painting, quilting, and knitting. Many have received Mildred’s homemade dish clothes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Jack L. Weer, and brother, Clyde H. Baylis, Jr.

She will be dearly missed by her son, Greg (Renee) Weer of Lewes; her daughter, Cathy (John) Crumlish of Wilmington; grandchildren, Alison Houck, Jennifer (John) Connell, Emily Weer, John Crumlish, Joe Crumlish, and Jamie (Dave) Williams; three great grand-children, Eddie Houck, John and Lauren Connell; sister, Nancy Cosetti; sisters-in-law, Josephine Hearne and Ruth Cannon.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Somerford House for their genuine compassion and care for Mildred during her stay there. On Monday, December 4, 2017, a visitation will be held from 1PM to 2PM, with a service beginning at 2PM in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE.

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Submitted by John W. Dean II on
Greg, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have told dad, and he sends his condolences as well. The Dean family will keep you and yours in our thoughts and prayers. John Dean & Family Milton, Delaware

Submitted by Rebecca on
Death can bring so many tears and pain, but may your memories bring you comfort. My condolences to you and your family, and may you find comfort in these words at Rev 21:4.

Submitted by Karen Hart on
we will remember Aunt Mil through all our wonderful memories- we were blessed by awesome aunts and uncles and cousins- Rest in Peace Aunt Mil

Submitted by Olivia on
I'm so sorry for your loss, it's painful to lose someone you love. I would like to share with you and your family and friends an encouraging message from the Bible. Revelation 21:4 promises us that God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain will be any more. The former things have passed away. You could be in pain right now but very soon God is going to turn things around and we know that for sure because the Bible gives us that promise. And the Bible is God`s word. Please read those scriptures with your Bible. I hope this message gives you courage during this time of bereavement.

Submitted by Gary Lee Hearne on
Dearest Greg and Cathy - Reene, John and all of your Family members, I know what Families are all about and what it means to lose a member that we have all shared a lifetime. Your Mother was part of a wonderful greater Family. All too well I remember as a 5 year old child playing together as Cousins, Brothers and Sisters, Aunts and Uncles, Grandparents too as the years roll back and roll on bye. Your Mother was a Mother to me on more than one occasion as I fell and got hurt, bit by a crab or fish, stepped on a clam rake or broken glass, mended my cuts and scraps, beat my behind when I needed it or gave me a talking to, or held me dearly to comfort me when needed, even in the middle of the night. We played hard and loved each other through thick and thin, or fought off the bad guys that tried to push us around. We are a large Family and a happy one, and now we say good-by to a loved one and help each other up again. I know that your Mother is in a much better place and enjoying being with her Husband again and all of her many loved ones and dear ones, Friends and Family too safe in the arms of Our Father in Heaven, Our Dear Mother in Heaven too. May God Bless and keep all of you and your loved ones safe and lift you up during these trouble times, I pray, Amen. Gary and Gloria Hearne, and I pass on the same from my Mother too. They are best of Friends I know! I spent today with my Mother to talk about old times and things to come, and Mom asked me to pass on her best wishes as well. - Gary

Submitted by John Crumlish Jr. on
Thank you Muff for all the great memories at the beach, staying for vacations, family times together. Am glad you can now rest in peace and join Puff for a round of golf!....I Love You. - Johnny

Submitted by Patti Constantine on
Cathy and Greg and families, I am sorry about your Mom's passing. She will always be remembered. You Are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all, Patti Jo

Submitted by Eleanor and Dic... on
Our Sympathy, thoughts, love , and prayers on the passing of such a sweet lady.

Submitted by Cathy Crumlish on
Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts. It was a comfort to read them. Cathy Crumlish

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My deepest Sympathy go to the Weer family, may your memories of your loss loved one comfort you and your family today and always, please take comfort in God's word at 2 Corinthians 1:3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort".