Elsie Thornhill Weidman

- 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.

Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfuneral.com