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Leona G. McWayne

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Leona G. McWayne 1929-2008 DORSET- Leona G. McWayne, 78, a resident of Route 30, died peacefully Wednesday evening Feb. 20, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Leona was born in West Pawlet, Vt. on June 25, 1929 daughter of Herbert and Nettie Jackson Greene. She received her education in Salem, N.Y. schools graduating from Salem High School, class of 1947. She married Paul W. McWayne in Rupert, Vt. on Labor Day in 1949. Mr. McWayne died on March 30, 1986. With her husband Paul, Leona owned and operated the McWayne Farm which is the last operating dairy farm in Dorset for forty years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, knitting and baking. She loved her home and cherished times spent with her family. Leona leaves her son Milton P. McWayne and his wife Nancy of East Rupert, her daughters; Marcia Baker and her husband Scott of Rutland and Theda Farrell of Dorset, her brothers; Ralph Greene and his companion Yvonne of Clifton Park, N.Y. and Nelson Greene and his wife Gladys of Hebron, N.Y., her sister Hazel McHale and her husband George of Rutland, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Brophy Hamilton and her brothers; Herbert P. and Vincent A. Greene. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Leona will be held Monday afternoon Feb. 25, 2008 at 2p.m. at the United Church of Christ, Dorset and East Rupert. Rev. Dr. James H. Gray will conduct the service. Visiting hours will be at the church from 12 to 2p.m., 2 hours prior to the service, when the family will be in attendance. Interment will be in the spring in the family lot in Maple Hill Cemetery in Dorset. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Leona's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Brewster Funeral Service P.O. Box 885 Manchester, Vermont 05255. For directions or to send the family personal e-mail condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of BREWSTER FUNERAL SERVICE 34 Park Place Manchester Center, Vermont.]]>
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 22, 2008
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