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.