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Elizabeth Marshall Pyle

Bethie Pyle, our beloved mother, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2024 at the young age of 69. She is survived by her five children; Natalie Hnatiuk (Steve), Rob Burrus, Stephanie Lehman (Roger), Laird Sellar, and Cynthia Sellar, her life partner Owen Sellar, her three grandchildren; Ashton, Beckett, and Hudson, her six siblings; Stephen Pyle (Maryanne), Marcia Welch, Robert Pyle (Francis), Sue Pyle, Eleanor Taylor, Carolie Pyle and many other close relatives and friends.


Bethie grew up in a large family surrounded by her six siblings in Greenville Delaware. She attended Tatnall School, Foxcroft boarding school, and received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Denver in 1976.


Coming from a large family, she knew from a young age she wanted to be a mother herself. When she wasn’t being called Mom or Grammy, she was a passionate photographer, avid traveler, talented skier and nature enthusiast. She was always staying active playing golf, tennis and paddle ball. During the beautiful chaos of raising five children, she always found time for a little laugh along the way. Bethie dedicated her life to nurturing her children with boundless love and unwavering support. Her children, Natalie Hnatiuk (36), Rob Burrus (34), Stephanie Lehman (33), Laird Sellar (30), and Cynthia Sellar (28), were the center of her universe. She taught them to find joy in the simple moments, to marvel at the night sky, to seek solace by the sea and respect for the wonders of the world.


Bethie leaves behind a legacy of love and cheery memories. Her children, grandchildren, family, friends and loved ones will carry her spirit in their hearts, forever.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, 505 E. Buck Road, Greenville, Delaware 19807, where family and friends will gather to honor her memory. For those attending, colorful clothing encouraged.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to Alzheimer’s Association.


Funeral Services

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, 505 E. Buck Road, Greenville, Delaware 19807, where family and friends will gather to honor her memory. For those attending, colorful clothing encouraged.


    Rebecca Crompton lit a candle
    06/13/2024 11:27 pm
    Teri Reath Dignazio lit a candle and writes,
    From Jr. League of Wilmington days, through years of Willowdale Races. It was always nice to spend time with you. Our daughters met and became friends at Roanoke College. I am holding you and your family in the Light. Teri
    06/16/2024 01:50 pm
    For Carol, that sister nearby to us----for Steve, Marcia, Rob, Eleanor---and Each of Her Family and Families: Please accept my deep feelings for You Each at this Loss----the Youngest of our elder generation Pyle to now pass and that One who personified Love in bringing the New beings to our Lives.
    06/18/2024 09:56 am
    Michael Snyder lit a candle and writes,
    To Bethie's children (who I recall seeing at Brandywine Polo when they were cute little kids, and I helped save their small kitty from a tree), to her twin sister Carol, and all her other siblings. I always enjoyed chatting with Bethie at the local steeplechase races - those were some fun times. I give you all my heartfelt condolences and I keep each and everyone of you in my thoughts and prayers, including Bethie. God bless everyone. Warmest regards, Michael Snyder and Magdalena
    06/18/2024 11:10 am
    Sandra Morales writes,
    REVELATION 21:4 "AND HE WILL WIPE OUT EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES, AND DEATH WILL BE NO MORE, NEITHER WILL MOURNING NOR OUTCRY NOR PAIN BE ANYMORE. THE FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY". I hope this beautiful promise of God to resurrect the dead here on earth fill your hearts with comfort and peace, soon we'll hug them again.
    06/18/2024 09:37 pm
    Samantha Schnell lit a candle and writes,
    sending warmth, peace and love to all of your family members during this time.
    06/21/2024 07:00 am
    Vanderlyn DowningWebster lit a candle and writes,
    Sweet Bethie♥️
    06/23/2024 01:11 pm
    Sally DeWees lit a candle and writes,
    God Bless and rest in peace!
    06/23/2024 05:47 pm
    The Janvier Family lit a candle and writes,
    To the Pyle Family. With sorrow, we were sad to read of Bethie's passing. Our condolences go out to all of you, in this time loss. Victor, Dolly, George, Peggy.
    06/23/2024 08:38 pm
    johanna Keresztes writes,
    To Carol’s family, wishing each one of Carol’s children and extended families happy and LOVING memories !!! She was SPECIAL,,♥️ will cherish her memory! Johanna KERESZTES
    06/24/2024 07:31 am
    Karen Colbourn lit a candle and writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are with Beth's family-- and all who had the blessing of knowing Elizabeth Marshall Pyle.
    06/24/2024 08:00 am
    Blanca Pyle lit a candle and writes,
    RIP my Dear sweetie Bethie ! You will be in my heart forever! 💕
    06/24/2024 01:54 pm
    Anne Allan lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Carol, The three of us were such good friends in middle school at Tatnall. I remember the great times we had together, particularly taking an overnight train to Sea Island, Georgia over spring break. Sending you and Liz’s family much love at this very difficult time, Anne (Allan)
    06/24/2024 09:12 pm
    Gabriella Bruck lit a candle and writes,
    Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near. So Loved, so missed, so very dear.
    06/25/2024 06:02 pm
    Paul & Gail McCarthy lit a candle and writes,
    Our condolences to Beth's family. Sad to lose a friend but we feel blessed to have known her.
    06/28/2024 08:05 pm
    Willard Glenn lit a candle and writes,
    A gracious gal. Fun. Rest easy. My sympathy to family.
    06/28/2024 10:16 pm
    Mara Markis writes,
    Dear Betty rest in peace. Condolences to family and friends.
    07/09/2024 09:00 pm

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