Helen M. Yeager

March 24, 1932 - June 8, 2019

            Helen M. Yeager, affectionately known as Gram, age 87 of Newark, DE passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

          Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 24, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Charles P. and Helen E. (Krumenacker) Walker. Helen was a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother, who enjoyed being a homemaker.

          A devout catholic, she was a longtime parishioner of Holy Family R.C. Church. An avid fan of Hershey Kisses, whose specialness transcended even her first conversation with her future husband. In life, spending time with family was her greatest joy. Helen looked forward to taking family camping trips, attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, summer vacations to Myrtle Beach and hosting yearly holiday dinners.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Joseph J. Yeager, Sr.; sons, Douglas A. Yeager, Sr. and Charles P. Yeager; brothers, Charles, Thomas, James and Daniel Walker; and sister, Theresa Walker. Helen is survived by her children, Joseph J. Yeager, Jr. (Patricia) of Newark, Roger R. Yeager, Sr. (Gretchen) of New Castle, Paul S. Yeager, Sr. (Susan) of Bear, Daniel C. Yeager (Bernadette) of Newark, Gregory T. Yeager, Sr. (Janice) of Newark, Francis J. Yeager (Susan) of Fort Collins, CO and Theresa H. Dempsey (Jack, Jr.) of Newark; brother, Roger D. Walker (Susan) of Newark; 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; and 2 great great granddaughters.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE 19711. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Helen’s name to the Delaware SIDS Affiliate, 17 Roselawn Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19805.


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  • Roddy and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a wonderful lady and I have many memories of her, growing up across the street from you all. I will miss visiting her when I come to Delaware. You were all so blessed to have her in your life. I am praying for you all during this difficult time. God Bless.

  • So sorry for your loss of Gram. May she Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻❤️

  • Janice and Greg, so saddened to hear of the passing of your mom “Gram”. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you and your family.

    Carolyn and Ken

  • I am so sorry for your loss, Gram will be missed by not only her family but by the whole TRI-STATE organization.

  • Danny, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of great loss. Your Mom enjoyed a very large family, even with two great-great granddaughters! May God bless and comfort you and your family.


  • Gram was an amazing woman/ person who touched so many lives. She was truly one of a kind. She will be missed by so many. We are always here for you guys❤️

  • Danny, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Prayers for you, Bernadette and the entire family. You are in my thoughts.

  • Danny and Family. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.
    Brother Officer, Jerry Conway NCCPD

  • Dan, Bernadette and Family:
    So sorry to learn of the passing of your mom and the family matriarch. I know that she will be greatly missed but take comfort in the fact that she is reunited with your dad and other family members. May the many fond memories that you hold dear in your heart bring you peace and comfort. Christine and I will be keeping you mom and your family in our prayers. May she rest in peace in the Lord’s house.

  • So sorry to hear about your loss, she was such a joy to be around. God has his arms wrapped around you and all your family in this time of mourning.

    Michele, Trinity and Shayla

  • Doug and Alicia,
    Sorry for your loss. Gram was an amazing person inside and out. She will be missed by many.
    David and Andrea Caswell

  • Theresa I am so sorry for your loss 🙏

  • I am so sorry for your family’s loss I have fond memories of her please know that you’re in my prayers.

  • Dan & Bernadette,

    A fixture at our church, your Mom will be missed. Some comfort in knowing many share these thoughts and will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Take care friend,


  • Thoughts and prayers to the family so sorry for your loss

  • Rod and Gretchen,

    Jean and I express our condolences for you and your family on the loss of your Mother. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jean and Harry Wertman

  • Danny, our prayers are with you, Bernadette and family.