Lucy A Bannister,
Age 94, of Wilmington, DE, died peacefully on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Lucy was born in Richmond, VA on August 20, 1927, the youngest child of Joseph M. Anderson and Mattie F. Anderson. She attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA, graduating in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She taught chemistry lab classes at the Medical College of Virginia until 1951, and then enrolled at Stanford University, earning a MS in Chemistry in 1954. Upon graduation, she worked in the Central Research Department of the DuPont Company in Wilmington, DE through 1957.
At DuPont Lucy met and married her husband, Bob. With the birth of her first child, she turned to homemaking and raising her children. She enjoyed many activities including church circle, the American Association of University Women, gourmet cooking, flower arranging, ballroom dancing, playing bridge, trips to visit relatives in Virginia and California, summer vacations at the shore in Avalon, NJ, and the occasional cross-country driving vacation. In later years she enjoyed dancing and performing with a modern dance group and volunteering as a docent at the Brandywine River Art Museum. She and Bob also traveled with Elderhostel, visited children and grandchildren around the country and attended the Academy of Lifelong learning in Wilmington, DE.
Lucy is survived by four children and their families, Jim Bannister and wife Katy O’Leary, and their sons Colin and Grant Bannister; Marti Wien, and her children Michelle Kramek, Alison Wien, and Eric Wien; Katie Wells and her husband Ted, and their sons Peyton, Evan, and Tucker Wells; and John Bannister and his wife Jen Chao and their children Madeleine and Nathaniel Bannister. She is also survived by her sister’s children Susan Woodworth, Peggy Gray, and Dick Woodworth. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Robert G. Bannister, sister Martha Woodworth and brother Peyton F. Anderson.
Services and interment will be private. Donations in Lucy’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association.