Marie G. Vieldhouse
Marie G. Vieldhouse was brought home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. She was born Nov. 22, 1923 to Cornelius and Ella Leenher in Englewood, NJ.
She received her schooling in Ridgewood, NJ, and worked as a professional secretary in New York City until she married Neil Vieldhouse following WWII, on Sept. 22, 1945. Neil and Marie moved to Laceyville in 1952 where they raised their family together.
She was a gifted seamstress, floral gardener and arranger and artist. Her many oil paintings were of the places she loved: her gardens, local landscapes, the Maine coast and Long Beach Island.
She has held memberships with the Wyoming Art League and the Society of Marine Painters. Marie also enjoyed classical music, reading, singing, crossword puzzles, playing piano and serving faithfully in her church, the Braintrim Baptist Church of Laceyville. She used her creativity and gentle spirit to minister to her own family, as well as to children, through music and teaching, and also to create costumes, decorations and flower arrangements for many years. She sang with the senior choir and also served with the flower committee and the Ladies Work group.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Neil Vieldhouse on Sept. 23, 1993. She has lived a life of rich blessings marked with much grace, love and joy.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol (Vieldhouse) and Brian Stein of Laceyville; her son, Rev. Richard and Kathy (Iseminger) Vieldhouse of Orwell; a brother, Neil Leenher of Port St. Lucie, FL and her five granddaughters, Debbie (Stein) and Koen Zweers of The Netherlands, Beth Vieldhouse of Olcott, NY, Kristen Vieldhouse of Lancaster, Sarah Vieldhouse of Trevose and Rebekah (Vieldhouse) and Steven Hakes of Orwell, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Private burial was held at the Lacey St. Cemetery on Saturday, July 2 officiated by Pastor Dave Faulkner of the Braintrim Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at the Braintrim Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Tom Davis, and her son, Rev. Richard Vieldhouse. There will be no calling hours.
Memorials may be given to the Braintrim Baptist Church, Orwell Bible Church or Harvey Cedars Bible Conference.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.