Nilan, Evelyn Mackie

Evelyn M. Nilan, age 84, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2022 in the presence of her loving family.

Evelyn was born in West Grove, PA on December 1, 1937. She attended a one room country school in Kemblesville, PA; then graduated from Kennett High School in Kennett Square, PA in 1955. She was a homemaker until her children went to school; then went to work at Kiddie World for 20 years; then worked part-time at Brewers Outlet for 27 years where she enjoyed selling lotto tickets. As her past times, she was an avid bowler for 40 years and traveled to various places throughout the United States with her team. She also enjoyed spending time at her beach home in Rehoboth, Delaware with her family and friends, especially sitting on her porch. She always enjoyed watching her sons and grandsons play sports and eating out at different restaurants. She loved preparing holiday dinners and spending time with her extended family.

Evelyn was predeceased in death by her husband, James “Reds”, her sons, James III, and Frank, her sister, Nancy; sister-in-law, Patricia Konitzer, and her parents, Joseph and Mildred Mackie. She is survived by her grandsons, Colin (Whitney) and David; her brother, Al Mackie (Nancy) of Wilmington, DE, and Joseph Mackie (Diana) of Middletown, DE; brothers-in-law, Thomas of Newark, DE, and David of Kennett Square. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and very special friends, Sharon Butterworth and Cathy Slover.

A viewing will be held at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 12pm-1:00pm followed by a funeral service at 1:00pm. Entombment following at Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, either at or mail to Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. (Note: In memory of Evelyn Nilan)

Guest Book


email access

by 2fish