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Gladys J. Ingram Smilyk

January 10, 1933 – August 24, 2016

Gladys J. Ingram Smilyk, known fondly as “Wrinkles,” “GMom,” “LilG,” and “Mom Mom G,” age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Christiana Hospital.

A lifelong Delawarean, Gladys was born in Wilmington on January 10, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Francis F. Haslam and Irene Hoffman. She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for and raising her family.

Gladys was a woman of strong faith and longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Castle. She enjoyed arts and crafts and attending bingo in her leisure time. Above all else, Gladys was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who will be very dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edgar Ingram; brothers, Francis F. Haslam Jr., Horace J. Haslam and Donald Haslam; sister, Mary Bolen; and great granddaughter, Daja Marie. Gladys is survived by her daughters, Bonnie L. Tulowitzki (Mark) of Chicago, IL, Kathy L. Hicken (Jeff) of Smyrna, DE, Donna M. Thomas (Bill) of New Castle, DE and Franny Kay Ingram (Ivan) of Newark, DE; brothers, Joseph L. Haslam, New Castle, DE, Charles “Buddy” Haslam of Dover, DE and Phillip Tielleman of New Castle, DE; grandchildren, Kim Best, Mark Tulowitzki, Ed Ingram, J.R. Ingram, Steven Simpler, Kenny Simpler and Andrew Rubia; 8 great grandchildren; and fur grandbabies, Mikki, Lou Lola, Joey, Nugget and Mickey.

The family would like to thank the 4E nurses and other staff members at Christiana Hospital for taking such great care of Gladys. We could not have asked for a better group of people to care for her.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home of Wilmington Manor, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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  1. Debbi Shaffer, August 26, 2016

    Kim & Family,

    We are all deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Much love,
    The Diva Team
    Deb, Tammy, John, Anita, Phil, Mark, Lisa and Chris

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  2. pat & frank nowaczyk, August 26, 2016

    so sorry for your loss.

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  3. Paula (Verucci​​- Murphy) Reihms, August 26, 2016

    Sending condolences and sympathies. We are very sad to hear of your Mother passing. You all are in our prayers.
    Paula and Dicky Reihms

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  4. Kathy Ingram Hicken, August 26, 2016

    Mom, my heart will always be broken..
    You were not just my mother , your my best friend and my strength …
    Love you with all my heart
    Kisses from Mikki

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  5. Franny Kay Ingram ( Ivan ), August 26, 2016

    Love you mommy . Give daddy a BIG kiss for me

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  6. Ed IngramSr., August 26, 2016

    I love you Mom, You will will be missed and loved for as long as I live, Please give my Daja a great big hug and kiss. You both will remain in my heart and thoughts. I love you…

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  7. Vicki Standridge-Gallagher, August 26, 2016

    My deepest sympathy at the passing of your mom. Bonnie, Kathy, Donna and Franny you are all in my prayers. I have so many happy childhood memories. Your mom was a lot of fun and a beautiful spirit. I know how much she missed your dad and I’m sure they are having a wonderful time together.

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  8. Bruce & Jacki, August 26, 2016

    Bonnie,Mark,Kim,Markie and family
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom/gmom you are all in our thoughts during this very sad time.

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  9. Janiah Miles, August 26, 2016

    My condolences to the family and friends on the loss of your loved one. Losing someone you love is truly difficult and I know Gladys will be missed. Please know our heavenly Father holds out promises that can help us with our sorrow. One such promise is that death soon will be done away with forever (Revelation 21:4) and another promise is that “there is going to be a resurrection.” (Acts 24:15) I pray these promises from God, who cannot lie, (Titus 1:2) bring you comfort.

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  10. Rae Mahoney, August 26, 2016

    My prayers are with you / may she rest in peace / keep your memories close to your heart

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  11. Terri Monds Megginson, August 27, 2016

    Kathy and family sorry for your loss. I’m glad I had the pleasure of meeting your mom. I know you loved her alot and will be missed dearly. If I didn’t have to work I would be there. If I can do anything please let me know.
    Terri

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  12. victoria haslam, August 27, 2016

    Sorry for yor loss prayers go out to all the family

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  13. william h thomas, August 27, 2016

    MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY,MOSTLY DONNA AND BILL. MOM WAS A LOVELY LADY AND NOW IN A BETTER PLACE. I KNOW SHE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY BY EVERY ONE . GOD BLESS. POPPY THOMAS

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  14. Michelle E., August 28, 2016

    I would like to extend my sympathy to Glady’s dear family and caregivers, and I hope that these promises will comfort them now, and in the days to come. Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. And he will wipe away the tears from all faces. Psalms 34:18; Isaiah 25:8. Peace be with you.

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  15. Bonita Z Rose, August 28, 2016

    May the good memories carry you through this sad time…..and may your mother’s love always shine down from Heaven to comfort you……..With deepest sympathy to you, your family and friends.

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  16. Joyce Henderson, September 1, 2016

    May you remember your Mom with many good memories. We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce Henderson and James Warren

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  17. TOOTSIE & ALLAN CASE, September 1, 2016

    I LOVED HER EVERY SINCE SHE MARRIED MY BROTHER AND I WELL LOVE HER FOREVER .
    SHE WAS A GREAT PERSON , SHE WILL BE MISSED .YOU KIDS HADE A GOOD MOTHER!!
    TAKE CARE. LOVE YOU GUYS

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