Catherine "Betty" Elizabeth Busick Platt - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Catherine “Betty” Elizabeth Busick Platt

October 28, 1932 - July 20, 2022

Catherine “Betty” Elizabeth Busick Platt died peacefully on July 20th. She was married to Charles “Charlie” Platt (dec.) for 45 years. Betty and Charlie met at a post-World War II celebratory block party when she was 13 and he was 19; seven years later Betty completed her nurses’ training, and on July 4, 1954 they married.

She is survived by her son, Charles “Skip” Platt and his wife, Karen Davis Platt, and her daughter, Cathy Platt Irwin and her husband, Richard Irwin, Jr. Betty has one grandchild, Marion “Emmi” Irwin. Betty was one of eight siblings and is survived by her youngest brother, Admiral Paul E. Busick, (Ret.).

Betty graduated from King’s County Nursing School in 1952 and practiced as an R.N. for 22 years. She was a long-time crafter and opened a craft shop with Charlie until his passing in 1999. Betty grew up in Brooklyn, NY and Lindenhurst, NY, moving to Oswego, NY while Charlie completed his college degree. A move to Delaware ensued, where she remained until her death.

Betty was known for her unwavering faith in God. She was a life-long Lutheran and, most recently, a member St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington, Delaware. She was a true servant of God, as evident in her many roles as a nurse and church volunteer. Betty had a beautiful singing voice and was a life-long member of the church choir.

Another passion of Betty’s was her teddy bear collection. She was adamant that she wanted her collection to one day be loved by others. Arrangements will be made for various charities to receive “bears from Betty.”

Betty is now free to dance the lindy with Charlie, sing with the angels, and enjoy the company of her loved ones in heaven.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at St. Philips Lutheran Church, 5320 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s name to Lutheran Community Services, 2809 Baynard Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19802.


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17 Condolences for Catherine “Betty” Elizabeth Busick Platt

  • I met Betty for the first time at a girls coffee date. Her smile was contagious and her stories were exciting to hear. Such a beautiful, kind soul and she will be truly missed. Cathy and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Miss Betty was a beautiful soul. A wonderful Mom and Grandmom. It was an honor to have known her. My deepest sympathy to her dear family. ❤️

  • Cathy and Skip and families. So sorry and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom was so loved by you and a blessing to you all.

  • We were allways so happy to see Betty when we came to see the family , such a wonderful family, happy to be a part of everyone,Jeff and I are sending all our love to her close family, and friends, she was a beautiful woman, love from Jeff and molly

  • I knew Betty from St. Mark’s. She had good things to say at Bible Study and I was sorry that she had to stop coming. I was always glad to see her at church. She had a great spirit.

  • Skip & Cathy & families, Betty was a joy to be around and had a lovely singing voice . She loved to share her faith in God thru Sunday School and Choir .I am sure she is dancing and rejoicing with Charlie! May God help you with your time of grief and remember all the good she did for so many people! Heaven has gained a Angel in its choir ! God Bless all of you ,Peace be with all of you and Hugs from Ginny Gesner and Family

  • Cathy, that was a lovely tribute for your mom. God Bless her and all of your family.

  • I knew Betty as my friend, Cathy’s, mom, as my Sun. School teacher, and as my Confirmation teacher. The Platts were our neighbors and fellow church members in Delaware for many of my growing up years. My sympathy, prayers and love go out to Cathy and Skip and their families as they grieve the death of their beloved mother. Betty was genuine, kind-hearted, frank, and a woman of deep faith and principles.

  • Betty was a beautiful lady and a great friend. Peg and I loved getting to know her and the rest of the family. We enjoyed our visit with Betty and Charlie at their house. Our prayers are with the family.

  • A joy-filled, faithful woman whose smile was always present…
    Prayers for your family’s loss…

  • I have such fond memories of Betty at Hope and at their store. Sending Love and Hugs to the entire family.

  • My prayers thoughts and sincere condolences to all of you. May God’s promises keep you in His peace

  • Cathy & Skip – How wonderful that your mother was in your lives for so long & that she was able to meet her only grandchild. She is in heaven with your dad and is rejoicing. You will see her again. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your pain. You will feel better at some point.
    Warmly, Ginny Craig

  • Cathy and Chip. I am so sorry for your loss! She was such a sweet lady and always had that welcoming smile. I’m sure you have a lifetime of wonderful memories of her. Blessings to all of you

  • It was such a blessing to know Betty and be a part of her church family at Hope. What a special woman!

  • I only met Betty a few times but knew right away she was a great person. After all, she had raised Cathy who has been so kind to me and my family, especially after I lost my husband. My condolences to Betty’s family, and my hope that her faith and love continues to live on.

  • Cathi, Rich, and Emmi,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers to you all and everyone who is grieving at this time. Healing will come with time, but know that you have the support of so many. Don’t hesitate to ask for help. Grief is a difficult journey and you don’t need to face it alone. ❤️