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Shari Vest

Monday, June 26, 2017

She worked as a Treasurer’s Clerk for Roanoke County for many years as well as in the ticket office of the Salem Civic Center. Some of Shari’s favorite pastimes were quilting, spending time at Smith Mountain Lake, eating her Moose Track ice cream, and going to Mac And Bob’s every chance she could. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m until 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Sherwood Memorial Park’s Abbey. A graveside service to immediately follow. The family would like to extend a special thanks to John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home for their service during the family’s time of need. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either The VFW or The American Red Cross. Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnmoakey.com.

Joseph Hunley - Swnews4u

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 at his home. He was born June 13, 1922 in Cheyenne, Wyo., the son of the late Jesse N. and Gretchen (McCall) Hunley. On Jan. 14, 1951, Joseph married Valerie McElroy in Mountain Lakes, N.J. and she preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 2004. Joseph served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre under General Patton. He also served stateside during the Korean War performing USO shows. He graduated Goodman Theatre in Chicago with a Master’s Degree in directing. He and his wife Valerie were founders of PM&L Theatre in Antioch where he directed and performed in many plays. He was also a professional actor who appeared in many commercials and was a director at the Woodstock Opera House. Joseph and his wife also raised registered Shetland ponies for over 20 years. He was an active member of the Lions Club of Antioch and a Past-President.Joseph is survived by his children, Dr. Heather (Dr. Kenneth) Curtis of Shullsburg, Pamela (Vince) Engler of Bristol, Robin (Kenneth) Kasuboski of Burlington, Robert (Joan) Hunley of Apache Junction, Ariz.; his nine grandchildren, Dr. Vanessa Curtis (Dr. Andy Petersen), Dr. Janelle (Eric) Eckdhal, Dr. Valerie (Dr. Joshua) Cross, Bridget (Keith) Ber...

Faye E. Peters - Fairmont Sentinel

Monday, November 14, 2016

Walters.Survivors include: her husband, Jerry Peters of Dunnell; sons, Ronald Swenson of Temple, Texas, James Swenson of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Keeha Anderson of Sherburn, Velda Roush of rural Mountain Lake, Jennifer West of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter-in-law, Barb Swenson of Fairmont; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Evelyn Peters of St. James; brothers-in-law, Roger Nordhausen of rural Sherburn, Dennis Peters of St. James, Dale Peters of Winthrop, Arnie Peters of St. James, Billy Peters Jr. of St. James; sisters-in-law, Maxine Walters of Windom, Alice Peters of Sherburn.

A sad day in New Richland - Newrichlandstar

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Richland, the New Richland Police Dept., and all law enforcement as this death will have an impact on us all. Thank you and God bless.”Eads, originally from Mountain Lake, Minn., was hired in New Richland Oct. 1, 2000 as a patrolman. He was promoted to chief Aug. 17, 2007 when Brad Flor retired.Eads did not show up for work Monday, according to NR Assistant City Clerk Sara Jo Vulcan. He was on the agenda for Monday night’s city council meeting but did not show.The news shocked and saddened the community of New Richland, where Eads was well liked and will be missed.“He was a wonderful person to work with,” said Vulcan. “He’s going to be missed in the community, that’s for sure. I think the biggest comment I get from people is that he was always there offering to help.”Eads was featured as the Star Eagle’s “Neighbor” in May 2007, when his children were age 3 and 7 months.According to the Albert Lea Tribune, the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Dept. received a call at 5:47 p.m. Monday from the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office seeking assistance in locating Eads. Minnesota State Patrol also helped in finding Eads, who was found just outside of the city of Freeborn. Medical examiners were involved and the investigation continues, but law enforcement has no reason to believe the manner of death was anything other than suicide.A press release issued by the Waseca County Sheriff’s office Tuesday stated:"It is with heavy heart that we share news that Chief Scott Eads of the New Richland Police Department took his own life on the evening of Sept. 12."Chief Eads leaves behind a wife, Candace and two young children. Sheriff M...

Colonel Herbert David Maddox - Martha's Vineyard Times

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rodeo Association, and many other concerts through Hollywood Local 47. He was an active reservist, and retired as colonel in 1972 with 30 years of service to the Air Force.The family moved to Mountain Lakes, N.J. in 1965, where Herb continued to work for Bell Laboratories in Whippany. He dedicated his time outside of work to regular performances with a variety of acts, including Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Arthur Godfrey, the Captain Kangaroo Show, American Steel and Weldry Band, the Fairleigh Dickinson University Symphonic Band, and the Silver Starlight Orchestra at venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Bickford Theater. He also volunteered as a coach for local softball leagues in both Mountain Lakes and Boonton. He was an ardent supporter of local athletics, and actively supported his son and grandsons in their athletic endeavors in baseball, hockey, football, and luge.He was predeceased by Eloise in June 2009. He is survived by his children Sandra Maddox, David Maddox and his partner Cindy Curran of Vineyard Haven, his grandson James Dolan and his partner Penny Allen, his grandson Lawrence Dolan and his wife Leslie Cosgrove, and his great-grandson Gabriel Dolan. The family wishes to thank CVPH R-6 and Plattsburgh Rehab and Nursing Center for their excellent service and care of Herbert during his last weeks. Donations in Herbert’s name may be made to the Honor Flight Network at honorflight.org.Services are scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, at R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh from 5 to 7pm. Prayers and words of remembrance will be delivered by Father Timothy Canaan and family members at 6:30 pm. Interment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.Arrangements have been trusted to the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY. To share a photo, story, or online condolence, please visit rwwalkerfh.com.

H.S. football: Ex-Passaic coach Ray McCrann, 75, dies - NorthJersey.com

Monday, August 01, 2016

Passaic for three years (2005-07), but couldn't get the program back on track. Still, there was time left for more coaching as McCrann signed on as an assistant at Watchung Hills and then Mountain Lakes.Together, Ray and his wife of 51 years, Bev, took in plenty of games, watching their four grandsons play high school football: two at Bernards, one at Chatham and another in Williamsburg, Va.And Grandpa likely was taking notes throughout.Arrangements are being handled by the Ippolito Memorial home in Summit.

Hilda Schmidt

Monday, July 11, 2016

Rempel) Regier on February 17, 1924, the eldest of seven children. Ninety-two eventful years later, she passed into the presence of her wonderful Savior on July 3, 2016.Hilda grew up on a farm near Mountain Lake, MN, learning the meaning of hard work, close family life, and honest living from godly parents. After graduating from high school, she attended Mountain Lake Bible School, Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, NE, and Goshen College in Goshen, IN. At Grace she first met her future husband, Arthur Schmidt, from Meno, OK. After graduation, she taught at Oklahoma Bible Academy, close to Arthur’s hometown. They were married in a double ceremony with Hilda’s sister, AnnaMae and her husband, Glen Epp, on June 16, 1950. A year later, Hilda and Art were on a Norwegian banana boat bound for Ecuador, South America, as missionaries. They disembarked in the harbor at Guayaquil and braved the arduous trip over the Andes Mountains, finally arriving at the village of Shell Mera, known as the gateway to the jungle. There they studied the Spanish language and grew to love the Ecuadorian people. They became heavily involved in teaching at Berean Bible Institute, preparing the Ecuadorian young people for ministry in their local churches. Hilda was very busy teaching students to play the piano and accordion.Hilda and Art’s focus also became the raising of a family of five children, who remember her well for strict and loving discipline, always ready with a song, never too busy to stop and listen to childhood woes and joys. She was a great letter writer, communicati...

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Shari Vest

Monday, June 26, 2017

She worked as a Treasurer’s Clerk for Roanoke County for many years as well as in the ticket office of the Salem Civic Center. Some of Shari’s favorite pastimes were quilting, spending time at Smith Mountain Lake, eating her Moose Track ice cream, and going to Mac And Bob’s every chance she could. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m until 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Sherwood Memorial Park’s Abbey. A graveside service to immediately follow. The family would like to extend a special thanks to John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home for their service during the family’s time of need. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either The VFW or The American Red Cross. Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnmoakey.com.

Joseph Hunley - Swnews4u

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 at his home. He was born June 13, 1922 in Cheyenne, Wyo., the son of the late Jesse N. and Gretchen (McCall) Hunley. On Jan. 14, 1951, Joseph married Valerie McElroy in Mountain Lakes, N.J. and she preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 2004. Joseph served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre under General Patton. He also served stateside during the Korean War performing USO shows. He graduated Goodman Theatre in Chicago with a Master’s Degree in directing. He and his wife Valerie were founders of PM&L Theatre in Antioch where he directed and performed in many plays. He was also a professional actor who appeared in many commercials and was a director at the Woodstock Opera House. Joseph and his wife also raised registered Shetland ponies for over 20 years. He was an active member of the Lions Club of Antioch and a Past-President.Joseph is survived by his children, Dr. Heather (Dr. Kenneth) Curtis of Shullsburg, Pamela (Vince) Engler of Bristol, Robin (Kenneth) Kasuboski of Burlington, Robert (Joan) Hunley of Apache Junction, Ariz.; his nine grandchildren, Dr. Vanessa Curtis (Dr. Andy Petersen), Dr. Janelle (Eric) Eckdhal, Dr. Valerie (Dr. Joshua) Cross, Bridget (Keith) Ber...

Faye E. Peters - Fairmont Sentinel

Monday, November 14, 2016

Walters.Survivors include: her husband, Jerry Peters of Dunnell; sons, Ronald Swenson of Temple, Texas, James Swenson of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Keeha Anderson of Sherburn, Velda Roush of rural Mountain Lake, Jennifer West of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter-in-law, Barb Swenson of Fairmont; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Evelyn Peters of St. James; brothers-in-law, Roger Nordhausen of rural Sherburn, Dennis Peters of St. James, Dale Peters of Winthrop, Arnie Peters of St. James, Billy Peters Jr. of St. James; sisters-in-law, Maxine Walters of Windom, Alice Peters of Sherburn.

A sad day in New Richland - Newrichlandstar

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Richland, the New Richland Police Dept., and all law enforcement as this death will have an impact on us all. Thank you and God bless.”Eads, originally from Mountain Lake, Minn., was hired in New Richland Oct. 1, 2000 as a patrolman. He was promoted to chief Aug. 17, 2007 when Brad Flor retired.Eads did not show up for work Monday, according to NR Assistant City Clerk Sara Jo Vulcan. He was on the agenda for Monday night’s city council meeting but did not show.The news shocked and saddened the community of New Richland, where Eads was well liked and will be missed.“He was a wonderful person to work with,” said Vulcan. “He’s going to be missed in the community, that’s for sure. I think the biggest comment I get from people is that he was always there offering to help.”Eads was featured as the Star Eagle’s “Neighbor” in May 2007, when his children were age 3 and 7 months.According to the Albert Lea Tribune, the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Dept. received a call at 5:47 p.m. Monday from the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office seeking assistance in locating Eads. Minnesota State Patrol also helped in finding Eads, who was found just outside of the city of Freeborn. Medical examiners were involved and the investigation continues, but law enforcement has no reason to believe the manner of death was anything other than suicide.A press release issued by the Waseca County Sheriff’s office Tuesday stated:"It is with heavy heart that we share news that Chief Scott Eads of the New Richland Police Department took his own life on the evening of Sept. 12."Chief Eads leaves behind a wife, Candace and two young children. Sheriff M...

Colonel Herbert David Maddox - Martha's Vineyard Times

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rodeo Association, and many other concerts through Hollywood Local 47. He was an active reservist, and retired as colonel in 1972 with 30 years of service to the Air Force.The family moved to Mountain Lakes, N.J. in 1965, where Herb continued to work for Bell Laboratories in Whippany. He dedicated his time outside of work to regular performances with a variety of acts, including Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Arthur Godfrey, the Captain Kangaroo Show, American Steel and Weldry Band, the Fairleigh Dickinson University Symphonic Band, and the Silver Starlight Orchestra at venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Bickford Theater. He also volunteered as a coach for local softball leagues in both Mountain Lakes and Boonton. He was an ardent supporter of local athletics, and actively supported his son and grandsons in their athletic endeavors in baseball, hockey, football, and luge.He was predeceased by Eloise in June 2009. He is survived by his children Sandra Maddox, David Maddox and his partner Cindy Curran of Vineyard Haven, his grandson James Dolan and his partner Penny Allen, his grandson Lawrence Dolan and his wife Leslie Cosgrove, and his great-grandson Gabriel Dolan. The family wishes to thank CVPH R-6 and Plattsburgh Rehab and Nursing Center for their excellent service and care of Herbert during his last weeks. Donations in Herbert’s name may be made to the Honor Flight Network at honorflight.org.Services are scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, at R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh from 5 to 7pm. Prayers and words of remembrance will be delivered by Father Timothy Canaan and family members at 6:30 pm. Interment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.Arrangements have been trusted to the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY. To share a photo, story, or online condolence, please visit rwwalkerfh.com.

H.S. football: Ex-Passaic coach Ray McCrann, 75, dies - NorthJersey.com

Monday, August 01, 2016

Passaic for three years (2005-07), but couldn't get the program back on track. Still, there was time left for more coaching as McCrann signed on as an assistant at Watchung Hills and then Mountain Lakes.Together, Ray and his wife of 51 years, Bev, took in plenty of games, watching their four grandsons play high school football: two at Bernards, one at Chatham and another in Williamsburg, Va.And Grandpa likely was taking notes throughout.Arrangements are being handled by the Ippolito Memorial home in Summit.

Hilda Schmidt

Monday, July 11, 2016

Rempel) Regier on February 17, 1924, the eldest of seven children. Ninety-two eventful years later, she passed into the presence of her wonderful Savior on July 3, 2016.Hilda grew up on a farm near Mountain Lake, MN, learning the meaning of hard work, close family life, and honest living from godly parents. After graduating from high school, she attended Mountain Lake Bible School, Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, NE, and Goshen College in Goshen, IN. At Grace she first met her future husband, Arthur Schmidt, from Meno, OK. After graduation, she taught at Oklahoma Bible Academy, close to Arthur’s hometown. They were married in a double ceremony with Hilda’s sister, AnnaMae and her husband, Glen Epp, on June 16, 1950. A year later, Hilda and Art were on a Norwegian banana boat bound for Ecuador, South America, as missionaries. They disembarked in the harbor at Guayaquil and braved the arduous trip over the Andes Mountains, finally arriving at the village of Shell Mera, known as the gateway to the jungle. There they studied the Spanish language and grew to love the Ecuadorian people. They became heavily involved in teaching at Berean Bible Institute, preparing the Ecuadorian young people for ministry in their local churches. Hilda was very busy teaching students to play the piano and accordion.Hilda and Art’s focus also became the raising of a family of five children, who remember her well for strict and loving discipline, always ready with a song, never too busy to stop and listen to childhood woes and joys. She was a great letter writer, communicati...