Catherine A. (Walling) Boyer
Born March 24, 1937
Catherine A. (Walling) Boyer, known fondly as Kitty, age 76, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 24, 2014.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware on March 24, 1937, Kitty was a daughter of the late Jesse Walling and Ann Steele Larimore. A savvy business woman and true people person, she combined her many talents and pursued the American dream of opening her own restaurant. She owned and operated Kitty’s Corner on Clinton Street in Delaware City, and later opened a larger venue on the same street, which she named, Kitty’s. Her gregarious personality and kind disposition made patrons of all ages who visited feel more like family members than customers.
Kitty was a past president of the Delaware City Fire Department’s Lady Auxiliary and enjoyed the many friendships she created there. She relished going to Seaford each year with the fire company to attend the annual Seaford Softball Tournament, and afterwards, looked forward to heading to Ocean City, MD to spend time at the beach. After her retirement, Kitty liked to try her luck at the slots at Delaware Park and in Atlantic City. Above all else, she was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Boyer, Jr., who passed away in 2009, brother, Jesse Wally, and sister, Elizabeth Weaver. Kitty is survived by her daughter, Georgiana Williams of Middletown; son, Wally W. Poppe and wife Tammy of Delaware City; stepdaughter, Lynn M. Williams of Lewes; stepson, John L. Boyer and wife Amy of Bear; brother-in-law, Francis Weaver of New Castle; sister and best friend, Jane Huff of New Castle; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; devoted friend, Rose Yarbro of Middletown; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 9:30 am on Friday morning, January 31, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, where friends may call from 8:30 am until 9:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kitty’s name may be made to the Delaware City Fire Company, P.O. Box 251, Delaware City, DE 19706 or to Delaware Hospice 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.
5 Condolences for Catherine A. (Walling) Boyer
My deepest sympathy for the family. I worked for Kitty at the luncheonette. She was a great boss and friend. May she rest in peace.
Sharon Harrison Sutton
Georgie, Wally, and family. Please except my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of such a wonderful woman. She was an icon to Delaware City and one of my most beloved people in my life. Your mother gave me such joy from when I was a child to adulthood. I have so many fond memories of being with her from playing in Hamilton Place as a child, to learning how to dance to all of Charlie Prides music in the dining room on Washington Street. I will truly miss her (Kitty Dugan), but I will hold all of my special memories of her dear to my heart. All my love to you and the family.
dianne c. leifheit (Sturgeon)
Dear Georgia, Wally and family,
I would like to send my love and heartfelt condolences. Kitty was a great woman with a contagious smile and an all around beautiful personality. I’m sorry I didn’t get to visit her before she got so sick. She was an asset to Delaware City and will be sadly missed but she’s where she needs to be now, out of the sufferings of this old world and in the glory of heaven with friends and loved ones. May God comfort and give you all the peace that passes all understanding. Love you, Dianne and family
Donald & Sarah Russell
Wally / Georgie/and entire Poppe. . family. Kitty was one of the great one’s ..she truly will be missed . know that she is in a better place. love you guys .hang in there ..
To Wally and Tammy and family,
Sorry for your loss
-Mike Sartin & Family