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Billie Marie Krauss

July 16, 1934 - January 17, 2022

Billie Marie Krauss, age 87, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on July 16, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Willie Lyons and Adeline (Farwell) Critzer. Billie briefly worked for First USA Bank, retiring in 1995. For the majority of her life, she was a homemaker and took great pride in her family.  Sunday visits with her grandchildren brought her joy.  Billie looked forward to spending time and having sleepovers with her sisters at the beach. She also loved shopping with her sisters and wearing matching pajamas.   Billie was always excited to travel to Texas to visit with her son and his family. She was especially fond of the family Christmas parties where her sisters were known for performing as the Andrew sisters. Throughout her life, Billie was an avid elephant collector, Betty Boop fan, and enjoyed dancing, especially the jitterbug. She never missed an episode of Dancing with the Stars. Billie was always up for a good laugh and had a beautiful heart.

Billie will always be remembered as a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Billie was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Krauss; son, George R. Krauss II; sister, Joan Montgomery; and great-granddaughter, Brittney Ford. She is survived by her children, Mark Krauss (Gasele), Lisa Hay (Bob), and William Krauss (Nancy); sisters, Dorothy Krauss, Linda Kirchoff, and Mary Ellen Walker (Tim); grandchildren, Michael Mallow (Laurie), Matthew Mallow (Kathy), Billie Krauss (Tevin), Jessica Kessel (Joe), Eric Krauss (Marlesa), and Holly Hay; 11 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews

All services will be held privately.   

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Billie’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street #250, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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  • “The Andrews Sisters” sad to hear of Billies Passing. You have, always, been a special family. I’m sending prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

    Marge

  • So sorry to hear about Billie. Loved stopping by and talking to my old neighbor. I am so blessed to have Billie in my life. Sincere Condolences. In time, may the tears wash away your sorrow, leaving only beautiful memories to shine.

  • Very sad to hear the passing of your mother. I hope your fond and happy memories will help you through this difficult time and beyond.

  • Sorry for your loss

  • So sorry to hear of Billie’s passing! She was my neighbor when I was growing up and I use to babysit her children. I remember her son Georgie the most. He used to go all around to everyone’s house to say “Hi!” He liked to play records at my house and sing along to “Speedy Gonzalez”. Billie was a sweet person and had a really nice family. Praying for the family as you go through this difficult time.
    Joan

  • …lol…loved watching her in action at the Christmas parties! She made many great memories for many people.

  • So sorry to hear of Billie’s passing. She was a wonderful friend to all of us growing up.

  • My prayers and condolence to the passing of a lovely soul. I met here when she and George along with Willie visited Mark at Pease in 1978/1979 and she was a sweet soul. My prayers condolence for the family and may her soul find everlasting peace.

  • Was so sorry to hear of Billie’s passing. Loved visiting or reminiscing by phone
    with my childhood neighbor.

  • My family is very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Ms. Krause from the 80’s and early 90’s which are all filled with laughter. We are sending our prayers during this difficult time to your family.