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UPDATED WITH OBITUARY, FUNERAL SERVICE: Suspect in murders of Goshen's Michael Sharp, two others arrested - Goshen News

Monday, May 01, 2017

A slide show about Sharp’s life will begin at 3:30 p.m. Central Time or 4:30 p.m. locally.Sharp’s parents, Michele and John, traveled to Dover, Delaware Tuesday to receive his body. His father John wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday about the experience.‘“Dust to dust, ashes to ashes’ is a poetic expression I have often used at the time of a burial,” John Sharp wrote. “Now it is an apt description for what is happening to MJ’s body. Because the ‘dust-to-dust’ process was so far along, we did not have the option of viewing what was left of his body yesterday. So, in a Dover, Delaware, funeral home we sat by a borrowed coffin containing MJ’s remains. Here Michele had a healing mental conversation with MJ. Perhaps the bright sunshine softened our grief. But nothing tempered the autopsy report of MJ’s violent death. My anger compounded my grief, and so I carry this in my wounded spirit.“Because the exact date of death cannot be determined, we are choosing March 15. The ides of March seems a fitting context.”The memorial service, 4:00 PM, Saturday, April 15, will be livestreamed from a link on A slide show will begin at 3:30.Sharp’s obituaryMichael Sharp’s obituary was posted to Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encylopedia Online. The obituary follows.“Michael Jesse “M. J.” Sharp: Mennonite Central Committee volunteer and United Nations contract employee, was born 29 October 1982 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA to John E. Sharp (15 July 1951- ) and Michele Lynn Miller Sharp (27 March 1954- ). Michael was the middle child in a family of two daughters and one son. Michael was kidnapped 12 March 2017, together with five other persons as part of a United Nations (UN) investigation into armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On 28 March 2017 his body, along with the body of UN colleague, Zaida Catalán of Sweden, was found in a shallow grave outside the city of Kananga in the DRC’s Kasaï-Central province.Michael Sharp was raised in the home of a pastor and historian, and grew up in Mennonite centers like Harleysville, Pennsylvania, Scottdale, Pennsylvania, Middlebury, Indiana and Goshen Indiana — locations where his father pastored and then served as Director of the Archives of the Mennonite Church-Goshen. His mother was a physician assistant. M. J. graduated from Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana in 2001. He went on to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) where in 2005 he earned a BA in history, with a minor in German. He later earned a MA in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany.After graduating from EMU, Sharp worked for three years with the Military Counseling Network in Germany, a project of the Deutsches Mennonitisches Friedenskomitee to serve U.S. soldiers based in Europe who sought discharge from military service for conscientious objection or other reasons. From August 2006 to early fall 2008 he was coordinator of the project.From 2012 to 2015, Michael Sharp served as Eastern Congo Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee. This included working with other agencies, such as the Peace and Reconciliation program of the Congolese Protestant Council of Churches, a program that sent people into the forest to

DJ Wright buys Ford Funeral Home in Raritan Township -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Renovations started right away, with Eckelmann Brothers Construction of Delaware Township in charge. Flemington architect Chris Pickell designed the changes.The entire building is being done over, in stages, with some rooms joined and other re-purposed. Instead of on the side, the main entrance will be at the front, closest to Route 31, with ADA-complaint entrance ramp and parking spaces out there. Restrooms for those with handicaps will be installed, and various other changes made.They include a new area with caskets and vaults for burial and mausoleum entombment, as well as a cremation room with products specifically designed for cremation. A room for traditional all-wood construction products designed for those of the Jewish faith will be added as well.Ford and Wright both emphasized that the home will remain open all during the renovations. But if an extremely large funeral is planned, Flemington Baptist Church has offered use of its facilities for a viewing, service or both, regardless of the decedent's religious affiliation. Both men are appreciative of the community's support in that way."My father always said 'things always seem to find a way to work out,' " Ford recalled.Eventually the home will have a top-level video and sound system, allowing people to see a service from afar via the Internet. And facilities will be created to have, if families wish, a therapy dog present during visitations."We have them in hospitals and nursing homes, why shouldn't we have them at visitations?" is the way Wright explains the dogs.Robert L. Ford's great-grandfather was a funeral director in Elizabeth, opening his mortuary in 1860. After working elsewhere as a funeral director, Robert came to Flemington and built his funeral home. The original two-story section opened in 1958, with additions in 1965 and 1972.Now, "it's extremely dated," his son admitted. Especially the wood paneling — big in the 1970s — which is being removed.The intent, Wright said, is to "make it brighter, lighted and cheery." He doesn't want it to look like a funeral home, but rather so visitors "feel like they're in a home" and a nice one at that.Wright and Ford both have their hearts in the profession, calling it a ministry."This is not a business, it's not a job to me, it's a ministry, it always has been," is the way Wright put it.Terry Wright may be reached at Follow @njdotcom on Twitter. Find The Hunterdon County Democrat on Facebook.

Dr. Sandra K. Willsie - Parsons Sun

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Willsie-Daggett of Overland Park and Barbara Willsie-Hess of Wichita; a niece, Emily Daggett of Overland Park; two nephews, Grant Willsie of Omaha, Nebraska, and Dr. Philip Willsie of Wilmington, Delaware; and two great-nephews, Mac and Harvey Willsie of Wilmington, Delaware.Sandra graduated magna cum laude from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, biology and chemistry. She attended Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating magna cum laude, and received the Golden Stethoscope Award for Outstanding Graduate.As an osteopathic physician, with board certification in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, Sandra worked diligently for over 30 years to further scientific discovery and health care education. A National Institutes of Health-funded career academic awardee, a Macy Institute scholar and an invited faculty member on health care leadership at Harvard University, Sandra was very involved in academic medicine. She served as professor of medicine, interim chair of medicine and docent at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine and as provost, dean, vice dean and department chair at Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine.Sandra earned a master’s degree in bioethics and health policy focusing on research ethics from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She made countless scholarly presentations and published regularly with active participation as a board member of the American College of Chest Physicians. Sandra once said “when you can’t breathe,

Lynda McAbee

Saturday, April 08, 2017

She was a very classy lady who surrounded herself with many friends.Actively involved in a variety of organizations, Lynda’s passions included serving with the Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) in Jay.She was also a member of the Sweet Annie’s Herb Club and it’s yearly Christmas Homes Tour, the Grand Lake Newcomer's Club, Book Club and Bible Study Fellowship.She was preceded in death by her mother, Fae, and her sister, Crystal Rush.Survivors include her husband, Ron, of the home; and two sons: Randy (Jill) McAbee, Grove, and Rusty (Nicole) McAbee, Broken Arrow; a niece: Chassidy Rush, Broken Arrow; five grandsons: Ryan, Jase and Caleb McAbee, Grove, and Riley and Rogan McAbee, Broken Arrow; one granddaughter, Rayne, Broken Arrow; and two great-nieces: Teegan and Tynslee Rush, both of Broken Arrow, her father Norman Unruh of Grove, and mother in-law Angie Ingham of Catoosa, OKServices will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, April 7, at First Baptist Church, Grove, with the Revs. Jim Paslay and Mike Whitney officiating, under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to DCCSAN, P.O. Box 1194, Jay, Okla., 74346.

Singer Brenda Jones, of the R&B Group The Jones Girls, Has Passed Away -

Saturday, April 08, 2017

According to her sister, Shirley Jones, the singer was struck on Monday, April 3, by several cars while attempting to cross the street while visiting her daughter in Wilmington, Delaware. Police are still investigating the incident, but her sister called Brenda’s death a heartbreaking loss.“My sister was my life, she was probably one of the sweetest people you’d ever want to meet,” Shirley Jones told EBONY. “When we lost Val in 2001 that was a real big blow to the family….The bond that we had growing up was unique; it was so special.”Shirley Jones continued, “The heartbreak is phenomenal. I can’t even imagine going on without her but life will go on. We’re strong and we’re going to persevere in her name. She was truly a wonderful person.”Consisting of sisters Shirley, Brenda and Valorie, The Jones Girls served as backup singers for soul acts like Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, and Diana Ross before striking out on their own. The group’s self-titled 1979 debut album landed in the top 10 on Billboard’s R&B charts, resulting in the hit “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else” and its B-side, “Who Can I Run To,” which was covered by Xscape in 1995.[embedded content]Before disbanding in the early 2000s following sister Valorie Jones’ death, The Jones Girls recorded six stud

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Delmour Grissom

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Benjamin Funeral Service -------- Nowata, Oklahoma --------------- 918-273-2700..................................................Delmour Wesley Grissom, 81, of Delaware, Oklahoma, passed away Friday night, March 31, 2017 at the Osage Nursing Home, in Nowata.Delmour was born September 4, 1935 at Chelsea, Oklahoma to Charles Wesley Grissom and Nora (Brogdon) Grissom. He grew up and received his education in Alluwe, graduating Alluwe High School in 1954. As a young man, Delmour worked for cattle for several people. He then worked for Forrest & Layton Oil, Gordon Electric and several others, before owning & operating his own electrical shop, Grissom Electric. Delmour was a lifelong resident of Nowata County, living the last 58 years in Delaware. He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and a lifetime member of AQHA. Delmour enjoyed breeding and raising horses, working cattle and loved spending time with family. He always had a good horse and a good dog.Survivors include, two sons, Brad Grissom and his wife, Linda of Ochelata, Oklahoma and Brian Grissom and his wife, Vickie of Wann, Oklahoma; one sister, Elizabeth McLaughlin and he

Steven Floyd remembered as dedicated officer - The News Journal

Monday, March 27, 2017

Photo: Photo courtesy of Joe Simon)Sgt. Steven Floyd Sr. was remembered Thursday as a family man and dedicated correctional officer.The father of two adult children and a 16-year veteran of the Delaware Department of Correction, Floyd was found dead at Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna after police stormed the prison, ending an 18-hour hostage standoff with inmates. Floyd, 47, was the lone death reported from the incident.Hours after the siege ended, the circumstances of Floyd's death remained unknown. Police have not revealed how he died or when.Correction officials said he was found unresponsive soon after police entered the building. He was pronounced dead at 5:29 a.m., they said.STORY: Details emerge from Smyrna prison siegeSTORY: Demonstrators show up at Delaware prison to support inmates, officersGeoff Klopp, president of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, portrayed Floyd as a hero who prevented other guards from being captured by inmates – an account that has not been substantiated by prison officials.During a press conference Thursday, which started with a moment of silence in remembrance of Floyd, the union president said the siege began when inmates staged a fight. Floyd, he said, sent an alert over the radio and then was thrown into a closet by the inmates."When the lieute

Hickin, Leonard Paul - Southern Maryland Online

Monday, March 13, 2017

U.S. Navy as a Communications Technician. After retiring from the military, he worked for the state of Maryland. Paul moved to the Huntingtown area 32 years ago and was a member of the Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc. He enjoyed repairing antique clocks, reading and refereeing soccer games. Paul was an avid supporter of the Washington Redskins, the Washington Capitals, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Washington Nationals. He was the beloved husband for over 50 years to Barbara (Drake) Hickin and the loving father of David Hickin and his wife Sandy and Diane Wainwright and her husband Paul. Paul was the devoted grandfather of Corrine, Cassie and Mathew Hickin and step-grandfather of Alyssa, Michael, Mathew, and Alyson Wainwright. He is also survived by his special companions- Sassy, Lexi, and Amarok, his Siberian Huskies. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home.

Honor guard to pay respects to slain corrections officer in Delaware - Republican & Herald

Monday, March 06, 2017

Article Tools FRACKVILLE — An honor guard of corrections officers from the two state prisons in Schuylkill County will travel to Delaware today to attend the funeral service of an officer killed in the line of duty last week. The state correctional institutions of Frackville and Mahanoy will each send six officers to the funeral of Sgt. Steven R. Floyd Sr., a Delaware corrections officer who was killed Feb. 2 during an inmate uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna. According to Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Press Secretary Amy Worden, there will be 19 SCIs representing Pennsylvania at the funeral services, including the two county-based prisons. “There will be 82 correctional officers in attendance,” Worden said. In addition to Frackville and Mahanoy, Pennsylvania corrections officers will attend from Graterford, Rockview, Smithfield, Pine Grove, Houtzdale, Huntingdon, Retreat, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Cambridge Springs, Chester, Greene, Camp Hill, Quehanna Boot Camp, Forest, Benner and Muncy. The trip is organized by SCI/Mahanoy Lt. Hart, who said the death of a corrections officer

Green, Virginia L. - Press of Atlantic City

Monday, February 27, 2017

Egg Harbor Twp., NJ passed away February 22, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she lived in Darby, PA for many years before moving to Egg Harbor Twp. 15 years ago. She worked as a pharmacy clerk for Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA for 25 years, retiring in 1994. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and loved the time she spent with her family, including her dog, Holly. She is predeceased by her first husband, Clayton Baker and her second husband, Carl Green. She is survived by her children, Barbara A. (Patrick) Callahan, Jeff (Janice) Baker and John Baker; 6 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 6 great-grandsons; as well as her longtime companion Tom Welsh. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at Parsels Funeral Home, Absecon. Donations in Virginia's memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association ( For online condolences, please visit .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }