Elsie Thornhill Weidman - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Elsie Thornhill Weidman

January 14, 1929 - March 23, 2024

Elsie Thornhill Weidman, age 95, of Newark, DE, died peacefully on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

Born in Appomattox, VA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elsie (Carson) Thornhill.

A long-time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newark, DE, Elsie was an active participant in many church activities including WELCA and Busy Hands. She was a retired schoolteacher who spent most of her career teaching Social Studies at Shue and Bayard Middle Schools.

Arranging flowers, decorating wreaths, and counted cross stitch were Elsie’s special talents. She loved making every holiday magical for her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Weidman Jr. and her sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Thomas McVetty. She is survived by her children, Nancy (Paul) Lisa, Lauren Weidman, and Robert (Margaret) Weidman; grandchildren, Julia (Brandon) Vaughan, Luke (Vicky) Lisa, Adam (Samantha) Lisa, Timothy (Lauren) Weidman, and Carrie (Andy) Burian; greatgrandchildren, Chloe, Tori, Hallie, Calvin, Sadie, Dean, Nolan, Millie, and Patrick; her nieces Linda (Neil) Stutz, Carol (Douglas) McVetty-Harris, and Janet (Peter) Steinmetz; as well as a sister-in-law, Shirley Sylvester.

The family would like to thank the staff at Somerford Place in Newark, DE for the kind and respectful care they gave her. They would also like to thank the team at Compassionate Care Hospice.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE, 19713, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. A second funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 5, 2024 at Hebron Baptist Church, 7533 Stonewall Road, Appomattox, VA 24522. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Elsie’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at the address above.


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  • I know she will be greatly missed. Much love, and many prayers, for all…
    Connie & Ken Gaulden

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this very special lady. I was fortunate enough to have her as my middle school social studies teacher. She instilled in me a curiosity for the world, and may be the one I need to blame for my love of travel and experiencing other cultures. She was such a gentle soul . I’m wondering just how many middle school children and others she influenced in her lifetime. She will be missed , and we could only hope to follow in her footsteps by being such a good role model for others. RIP, Mrs Weidman ❤️

  • Sending prayers. Elsie was my daughter’s 4th grade teacher and I subbed for her a few times. A good teacher and very nice lady.

  • Good morning Nancy. I just saw your mother’s obituary in this morning’s paper. My mother died 3 years ago a week shy of her 96th birthday. After the incredible feeling of loss and emptiness I try my best to hold on to the gratitude for having her in my life for so long. I hope you have that comforting thought as well. When I picture your mom I see her smiling from behind her desk at Bayard. She was always such a kind gentle woman and a joy to work with. Peace and love to you and your family.
    Love, Priscilla

  • So sorry to hear about Elsie. Knew her through Floyd, who was our principal at Wilson School. She was a wonderful woman, mother, and wife. Very sorry for your loss.

  • So sorry to hear about your Mom, Bob and family. She was a special person with the heart of a servant who raised wonderful children and had a long, full life. So much to be grateful for.
    I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
    Well Done Good and Faithful Servant.

  • Dear Bob and family,

    Very sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. I remember her as a terrific teacher and a very nice person. Deepest condolences.


  • Dear Family,
    We are praying for you & are here for you. We are so sorry for your loss. May God’s peace, grace, and comfort surround you & your family.

    With God’s Love & Care,
    The 3 ASOG Religious Support Team