Wilma B. Ainscow - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Wilma B. Ainscow

May 26, 1935 - May 15, 2023

Wilma B. Ainscow, age 87, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of Ocean View, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2023, surrounded by her family.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on May 26, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Josephine and William Butler. Wilma graduated from Wilmington High School and was employed by Hercules, where she met her husband, Mort. After starting her family, she was blessed to stay home to raise her children, playing an active role in their various activities. Wilma also was a very loving and supportive figure in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Throughout her life, she cherished the times she spent with family and friends at the beach, traveling, playing board games and other social activities.

In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her loving husband, E. Morton Ainscow Jr.; son, E. Morton Ainscow III; daughter, Sandra Lee Ainscow; sisters, Betty Lou Petrucci and Catherine Tetlow; and in-laws, Ada and E. Morton Ainscow Sr. She is survived by her children, Gail Danley, Lynn Ainscow (Bill Mooney), Valerie Kokoszka (Rob), and Jill Keener; grandchildren, James Keener (Prescilla), Kyle Kokoszka, Justin Keener, and Brandon Kokoszka-Morgan (Jeremy); great-grandchildren, Taylor and Savannah Keener; and sister, Joan Leger.

The family of Wilma would like to extend a special thank you to Katelyn from Compassionate Care Hospice for her exceptional care.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wilma’s memory to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or online by clicking here.


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  • Gail, Lynn, Val and Jill, your mom was one of the good ones on the neighborhood! I am extremely sorry for your loss. I lost my mom 2 weeks ago so I do know how you feel. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! May God give you all strength and comfort to get you thru the hard times!

  • Wishing you all the comforts of a strong and loving family. She will be missed.

  • My condolences to the family, your loss is heavens gain, she was a beautiful lady, praying for the family ❤️🙏🏽❤️

  • Gail and Lynn,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s recent passing. I have not communicated with either of you
    for some time. But I remember the conversations you shared concerning your family. Please hold the precious memories you have of your mother, close in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • She will be missed for sure always in a good mood when I would see her.

  • I’m so very sorry for your family. You guys were always at our family functions and then some. Thanks for being part of our extended family..