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Jean Muir Ingalls

Jean Muir Ingalls, known as Beanie to her family and friends, a longtime resident of Wilmington, DE, died Wednesday the 27th of March at Country House. She had recently turned 100 years of age.

Beanie is predeceased by her son William, her husband of 53 years, Robert, and her great grandson Hudson Muir Overdorff. She is survived by her loving and devoted son Jay, and his wife Susan; her granddaughters Julie (Justin) Overdorff and Jennifer (Cameron) Silbert; and her great grandsons Hunter and Cole Overdorff, and Jesse Silbert.

Born in 1923 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, she moved to the United States upon marrying Robert (Bob) in 1951.   They resided in Niagara Falls, NY; Lewiston, NY; Ottawa, Illinois; and then in Wilmington, DE for the last 45 years, as Bob was a plant manager and operations supervisor at DuPont.

Beanie was a homemaker extraordinaire, and was involved in many activities including volunteering at Welcome Wagon, as well as local hospitals and elementary schools, but her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her husband Bob in the scenic spots of the U.S and Canada.

She was the consummate hostess, loved cooking, and socializing with her extensive circle of friends. She enjoyed skiing, biking, and hiking, and played tennis until she was 91 years of age.

She was a doting grandmother to her two granddaughters, Julie and Jen, who both carry the grace and beauty of their Grandmom Beanie.

Funeral Services

A celebration of life gathering will be private as she wished. Memorial gifts may be made to the March of Dimes, March for Babies, Team Jesse Silbert in her memory.

March for Babies Team Jesse Silbert



    Diane (Ingalls) and Frank Zito lit a candle and writes,
    We send our love and heartfelt sympathy to Jay and his whole family. We have such fond memories of Aunt Jean and Uncle Bob from visits to Mount Desert Island, a chance meeting at the America’s Cup in Newport, and time with them in Wilmington. They were a fun loving, upbeat couple. The sound of Aunt Jean’s laughter will remain with us always. God Bless her!
    03/28/2024 12:17 pm
    Rob AbelMD writes,
    Dear Jay and family, Jean was such a special person. Her generosity, courage and endless empathy for othersare part of what makes her unforgetable.The image of her smile will remain part of her legacy in my heart and deeds. I only hope that the many wonderful moments will be consoling at this time. Please know counless of my colleagues at Delaware Ophthalmology will be sharing in your loss. Withg sincere sympathy. Rob
    03/31/2024 03:39 pm

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