Beverly Baker McLain - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Beverly Baker McLain

April 30, 1943 - May 16, 2022

Beverly Baker McLain, age 79, of Smyrna, DE, passed away peacefully, on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on April 30, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Charles M. and Lillian M. (Jenson) Baker. Beverly was employed with DuPont, New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, and retiring from University of Delaware as a secretary after many years of dedicated service.

Beverly had a green thumb and was infamous for her beautiful African violets that she cared for at her home. She also enjoyed baking, providing cookies, cakes, pies, and cinnamon buns to a multitude of family members and friends for multiple occasions.

In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, David Barbour.  She is survived by her beloved husband, Ronald A. McLain, Jr.; loving son, Michael McLain (Monica); sister Madeleine Barbour; brothers, Charles Baker, Jr., and Douglas Baker (Diane); grandchildren, Christopher (McLain) Zelaya (Stephan), Hallee McLain (fiancé Tyler Scott), Michael McLain, Jr., and Alyssa McLain; and great granddaughter, Illyria Scott.

Services will be held privately.


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  • My thoughts and prayers are with Ron, and Beverly’s family. You moved to lower Delaware before I did but then moved back north. We didn’t see as much of each other in these later years and I missed our chats. You are now in a better place. I will think of you often.

  • Ron, I’m so sorry to learn of Beverly’s passing. What a kind and gentle person, always so warm and friendly, she would always put a smile on my face and in my heart. If I can do anything please call. Prayers and love to you and your family. Charlie

  • Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am to hear of Beverly’s passing. She was an amazing woman and I will always remember the fun times we all had together at the beach, playing cards, and those infamous chicken dinners! Sending my love and prayers to Ron, Michael and her entire family. She will be truly missed. God gained another wonderful angel and I know that she will continue to smile down upon us. RIP my dear Beverly.

  • Ron, I’m so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. I enjoyed all the times we spent together either working on fund-raisers or just running into each other around the state. Prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time.

  • Ron and Family, I am saddened to learn of Beverly’s passing. What a great lady she was. I will always remember her laugh and smiling eyes. A true friend, and I know she will be greatly missed… more pain, no more suffering. May she rest in peace. Hugs and prayers. Love to all

  • Ronnie and Michael,

    I was saddened to learn of Beverly’s passing. Until I talked to Muriel recently, I did not know she had been so ill. I know how difficult it is to lose someone who has been such an important part of your life for such a long time. Please accept my condolences.


  • Dearest Madeleine and family,
    I was saddened to read of Beverley’s passing and wanted to let you know that I have wonderful memories of visiting your parents on Old Capital Trail when I was younger with my parents Josephine and Francis Crumlish. Always enjoyed Beverly and her hearty laugh such a wonderful person. Just wanted you to know that my Mom passed when she was 100 in 2021. So very sorry for your loss will always have wonderful memories of your family. Pat Crumlish Madron