Margaret A. ‘Peg’ Lyons, 86

Margaret A. “Peg” Lyons, 86, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. She grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School.

Lyons was a member of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del. She loved to read, to go to Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach and to pick crabs. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed.

Lyons was preceded in death in 2016 by her husband, Daniel B. Lyons III, and in 1979 by her son, Daniel B. Lyons IV. She is survived by her sister, Nancy Lanham and her husband, William; a daughter, Kathy Lyons and her husband, John Eckrich, of Bethany Beach; two grandchildren, John Matthew Eckrich III and his partner, Erin Cleary, and Maggie Eckrich and her fiancé, Kyle Crater; and four great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Emsley, Quinnlen Crater and Jackson Eckrich.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., with visitation at 1 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, 81 Central Avenue, Ocean View, Del. Burial will be held privately at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery in Downington, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mariners Bethel U.M. Church/Hope Center; 81 Central Ave.; Ocean View, DE 19970. Condolences may be sent online at