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Sidney Baxter Wilson

April 9, 1918 - June 11, 2021

Sidney Baxter Wilson, age 103, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 11, 2021.

Born in Honey Brook, PA, on April 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Naomi (Shirk) Baxter. Sidney was the wife of the late Hess G. Wilson, who passed away in 1975. She was a loving homemaker and a member of New Castle Presbyterian Church, where she served as trustee, deacon, Sunday school teacher, and church office volunteer. Sidney was also a member of the Arasapha Garden Club, New Castle Historical Society, and Friends of the Library. She dedicated 15 years of service to Meals on Wheels.

Sidney’s greatest joy was spending happy times with her family and created many loving memories especially cherished by her grandchildren. She looked forward each summer to their annual “Wilson Beach Week”, a 50-year long tradition. Sidney loved to travel, often with friends, and enjoyed cruises as well as trips to many state landmarks.

In addition to her parents and husband, Sidney was preceded in death by her son, Jack Wilson. She is survived by her children, Sara “Sallie” Christian and Gregg Wilson (Nancy); grandchildren, Michael Wilson, Mary Beth Linnell (Rich), Courtney Wilson, Kelcey Wilson, Whitney Thompson (Kyle), Travis Christian (Angela), and Trevor Christian (Mallory); and 8 great grandchildren.

Her family is sincerely grateful to the caring staff at Millcroft Assisted Living for their loving comfort and wonderful care of Sidney.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 3 pm on Monday, June 21, 2021, at New Castle Presbyterian Church, 25 East 2nd Street, New Castle, DE. Interment will be held privately in Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Quarryville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sidney’s memory to New Castle Presbyterian Church at the address above.


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  • I am so sorry for you loss. I met Sidney at Millcroft when I was a patient advocate for Fred Stiegler. I remember seeing her on her 100th birthday and I was so impressed with her. She had a good mind and disposition and it was a
    Pleasure to be around her. May God bring you comfort and peace.

  • Grammy is a part of so many of my most joyful memories. My brother, cousins, and I have been so blessed to have her. Everyone who knew her loved and admired her.

  • My heart goes out to the family friends of her loved ones, I did not know this lovely lady not even sure if I really met her, Mary Beth married my nephew Richard and if Mary Beth is an example of how amazing this lady was she had to be an amazing lady hugs And prayers to the family

  • All Aunt Sidney’s PA relatives are heartbroken! We all loved this beautiful lady. The last of the Baxter sisters to leave us. At the age of 101 Sally brought her to my sister’s ( her neice’s ) funeral. We were so honored to see her and Sally.
    Aunt Sid passed away on my sister’s Marliene’s birthday! Love you ALL!!!

  • Nancy, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Deepest condolences to the family prayers sent

  • Grammy was one of the people that I have admired most in my life. She was a true lady and so loving. She made everyone happy to spend time with her. I will cherish forever all of the memories that I have of Grammy. May you rest in infinite peace and surrounded by love for all eternity, dear Grammy. We all love you!

  • I’m so sorry to Sidneys family. I did her hair for awhile when she lived in Old New Castle. Until she moved to Millcroft. She always spoke of her family ! I loved that she was so independent and had so much spunk !! So very sorry.

  • My memories of Sidney are of a lovely lady who always had a smile on her face and kindness in her heart.

    My condolences to the Wilson family.