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Leona Sheldon

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Leona Sheldon 1921 - 2009 SUNDERLAND Mrs. Leona Irene Sheldon, 87, a longtime resident of Sunderland and for the past several years of Manchester Fields passed peacefully Wednesday evening March 25, 2009 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, she was surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Sheldon was born in Sunderland on Aug. 24, 1921, she was one of two daughters born to Carlton A. and Melina St. George Buck. She was a graduate of Arlington High School and continued her education graduating from Castleton Teachers College with her Teaching Certificate. She returned to Sunderland where she taught in local schools for 10 years. After taking some time from work to raise her children, she then worked for 22 years at the Hale Furniture Company. She was married in Shaftsbury to Moses Sheldon in January 1945, Mr. Sheldon died in October 1961. Mrs. Sheldon was very patriotic and was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 69, life member of Harned Fowler V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 6472 and Fraternal Order of Eagles in Manchester. She enjoyed her friends and family and maintained her independence until most recently, she also liked playing cards, in particular "31". She leaves her sons; Fred Sheldon and Carl Sheldon both of Arlington, daughters; Dawn Sheldon and Cindy Griswold both of Greensboro, N.C., 11 loving grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, close friends Mary Miner and Ruby Norse both of Manchester. Her sister Martha Hayes predeceased her. FUNERAL NOTICE: At Mrs. Sheldon's request there will be no services. Memorial gifts may be made to Manchester Health Services in care of the Arlington Chapel of the HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05201. To send personal e-mail condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 27, 2009
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