Bertha C. “Cathy” Case - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Bertha C. “Cathy” Case

June 10, 1942 - January 11, 2021

Bertha C. “Cathy” Case, age 78, of Salisbury, MD, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, the same day as her husband, Allan Louis “Butch” Case.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 10, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mildred (Cottingham) Ingram. Cathy was a server at the lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Price’s Corner, where she met her future husband. She made her career as a hairdresser for several local barber shops over a 40-year period.

Cathy was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and VFW Meuse Post #194, both in Salisbury, MD. She treasured her visits to the Ocean City boardwalk and Assateague Island with her husband. An avid boater, Cathy was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Other interests included crocheting, fishing, and bingo. Most of all she cherished time spent with her grandchildren and children.

In addition to her parents, Cathy was preceded in death by her siblings, Charlotte Canady and Richard Ingram. She is survived by her children, Billy David (Dezaree Canavin) and Tina M. Case, both of Elkton, MD; siblings, William Ingram and Patricia Riley, both of Wilmington; grandchildren, Merriah (Bobbi), Ashley, Michael, Anthony, Brandy (William), Katie, and Megan; and great grandchildren, Jacoby and Aiden.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10:30 am on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cathy’s memory to Veterans of Foreign Wars at or by mailing a check to VFW, Processing Center, P.O. Box 8958, Topeka, KS 66608.


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14 Condolences for Bertha C. “Cathy” Case

  • Sending prayers …. all I can do is remember the good time at the beach All the cookouts , you sure are going to be missed !

  • 1,5,10. You were right, Dad went first but you were 7 minutes behind. Have him just enough time to get your tea for you. I know your free from pain, free from tubes and wires, and hope you have a seat waiting for you at the bingo table with endless cards. We got it from here, Please give everyone a second hug for me….until we meet again.

  • So sorry for your loss heaven has two precious angels looking over us all. Prayers of comfort to know they have no more pain . Rest in peace. Sending hugs to your family.

  • I have been remembering all the fun and laughs we’ve had. Meeting you brought so much happiness to my life. Will always remember you with much love, my friend. Rest in peace, until we meet again for that glorious reunion.

  • We love you very much Aunt Tootsie ♥️ You will most definitely be missed ❤️ Love you!

  • You will be loved and missed but, never forgotten. Give hugs and kisses to our heavenly family members from me.

  • Aunt tootsie(cathy) you will be dearly missed I’ll always remember we played bingo cards with our other friends and we had good times. You were always there for me when I was sickly I ll never forget you .you were a great aunt to me and tim we love you and miss u. Will see u on the other side love you RIP aunt tootsie.

  • My sincerest condolences to you all. May you find some peace in your hearts with all the good memories you have.

  • Sorry for your loss Aunt Footsie will be missed

  • I love you aunt Tootsie I will deeply miss my birthday phone calls. Give mom and dad a big hug and a kiss for me. Until we meet again. You will be in my heart forever love you

  • Cathy you were so loving for your family. Your in my prayers and I know your not alone. Stay busy crafting and doing what you can to help others. Watch over those kids and grandkids. God Bless you.

  • I love you forever Mommom. I hope you and poppop are having a great time up there in heaven, we will miss you but I promise I will continue to make you proud!!

  • Will miss u aunt tootsie I will always remember good times will never forget u we love ya both I’ll be watching for 2 cardinals to visit .rip aunt tootsie and allan

  • Tina, I am so very sorry to hear Alan and Cathy passing …. at the same time …. due to Covid.

    I met them in 2012 when they found me and bought their home. Even though I moved away 4 years ago we still exchanged cards over the holidays. I had such a great fondness for your parents and at a complete loss for words.

    Sending you hugs and gods love to help you during the coming days.