Myrtle "Myrt" Werkheiser - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Myrtle “Myrt” Werkheiser

November 9, 1939 - June 10, 2022

Myrtle “Myrt” Werkheiser, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away with her loving family by her side following complications from cardiac surgery on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Born and raised in The Flats of Wilmington, on November 9, 1939, daughter of the late August P. and Mildred (Buckalew) Mayer. Myrt was a 1957 graduate of Wilmington High School. Throughout her career, she was employed with DuPont, Newark Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Delaware. After retirement, Myrt and Don spent many winters in Florida.

Myrt was an avid sports fan and loved spending time making memories with her family. She enjoyed playing cards with friends, dancing and having her back scratched for hours. Myrt will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, William Mayer, Elizabeth Ward, Charles Mayer, and Margaret Rickards. Myrt will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 62 years, Donald R. Werkheiser; daughters, Lori Maltese (Joe), Coni Klimpel (Rich), and Vicky Hatton (Shawn); 4 grandsons; 1 step granddaughter; 2 great grandchildren; and 2 step great grandchildren.

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Myrt’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.


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24 Condolences for Myrtle “Myrt” Werkheiser

  • Dear Family, I’m so sorry to know that Aunt Myrt did not survive her heart surgery—after I last saw her 2 months ago. I’m just glad I took that chance to stop by and see her then with Don. I love you all very much.

    My sincere condolences,

  • The very best “Mommom”

    -The matriarch of a family-

    She lived, she loved. Will always be with us!

  • So very sorry for your loss. Fond memories of the old neighborhood. Condolences to the entire family.

  • Don and Family,
    Sandy sent me a message today about Myrt. We were totally taken back by the news and we send our deepest condolence to you and the Family. Our prayers are for God to give you inter peace through the coming days and in the future. God be with you.

    Sincerely, Joe and Lois

  • Don, I’m so sorry to learn of Myrt’s passing. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • Myrt’s family
    Delaware Concerns of Police Survivors are so sorry to hear of her death. We always enjoyed seeing her at services in Dover where her brother Trooper William Mayer, DSP, was remembered. May God grant each of you peace as you cherish your memories of her.

  • Tim and I are saddened to read of Myrt’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls.
    We are here if we can do anything.

  • Don and family,
    I am so sorry when I saw Mryt passed away. I know how dear she was to you Don. I just wanted to leave a note, you may not remember me, I worked with you and First Federal, many years ago. I also remember all your stores of your 3 beautiful daughters. I am so sorry. Where have the years gone.. May she rest in peace and your family find peace in knowing our loving Lord. With my deepest sympathy.. Carol Rifon..

  • Don and Family,So sorry for your loss ! We will miss her always ! May God give you and your family comfort in the days ahead ! Myrt was one in a million and you were blessed to have her for the many years she was here ! Peace be with you,Bob and Brenda !

  • We are saddened by the news of Myrts Passing , what a Beautiful woman inside and out. We will miss our Talks and your waves and smile as we both would be outside❤️ And sharing our wine ,and I am sure you are having a glass in Heaven right now . We are here for you Don if you need anything anytime ! She will surely be missed but we will keep our Memories of her Alive.

    Our Sincere Condolences
    Sharon and Mark Baker

  • My heartfelt condolences to the family. Your mom was such a sweet woman when I came to your house to hang out wit Lori growing up. Prayers to see you through

  • Don
    What sad news. Joanne and I send our deepest condolences. When we first rented our home to you we did not know much about you.
    But after that first year we found out that you and Myrt were people who would become dear friends. And we never rented to anyone else. You took such great care of our home. We always looked forward to winters in Florida when we would see you both. Your daily walks with Myrt by your side were community events. And who could ever forget that great birthday party Myrt arranged for you on your 80th birthday.
    We will miss Myrt very much. Her upbeat friendliness was so enjoyable to witness. Please know that will always remember Myrt fondly.
    Dan & Joanne Aloisi

  • Don and family,
    So very sorry to hear of Myrt’s passing. We have such fond memories of winters spent in Villages of Bonita.
    Our Sincere Condolences
    Michael & Debbie

  • We love you all and are saddened by Aunt Myrt’s passing. May God keep you in the palm of His hand and carry you during this difficult time.
    Chuck, Pam, Matt, Morgan

  • Dear Don and Family,
    I was saddened to learn of Myrt’s passing. I will always remember the two of you as my Florida friends and especially remember the fun Myrt and I had in water aerobics and at the pool and all her planning that went into making your 80th birthday party so special. May your many, many happy memories give you comfort now and in the days to come. May she rest in peace. She will be missed!

  • So sorry to hear of Myrt’s passing. She was a lovely lady. We enjoyed our time with you and Myrt in Bonita Springs… Neal and Sheila Doherty

  • We love you so much, Myrt and will really miss our get-togethers. You are such a sweetheart and will be greatly missed by all who knew you and your great personality! Love you! Earl and Arlene

  • So sad to hear about the passing Aunt Myrt. She was such a sweet and kind person, she will definitely be missed. Our hearts go out to the family and we hope the happy memories of her help you through this difficult time.

    Love Justin and Shanelle Werkheiser


  • Don and family:
    I will always remember my backyard neighbor, my friend from the Flats. I will miss our wkly playing cards together and our trips together with our spouses. Such a loss but will always remember “Myrt” with deep love and respect and think of her always. So many happy memories!

  • My beautiful mother in law, I will never forget you, I see you in my wife everyday. I will miss our visits and family time with you. I will miss you giving me a tic tac to hold me over when I’m hungry. Thanks for being you. Love, Joe

  • We are so very sad and heartbroken about Myrt’s passing. She was a beautiful soul that will be missed much!!❤️❤️❤️

  • Don, Lori, Connie, Vicky,

    I am very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Myrt as I have known her since I was 5 years old. My best memory of Myrt was being invited for dinner at your house and having pancakes for dinner. I always thought that was really cool.

    My thoughts and prayer are with you,


  • We are so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing Coni. Even though we knew things weren’t going too well, we kept hoping that she would bounce back. Losing a mother is one of the hardest things to live through, no matter her age. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.