Obituaries for Thurs., April 11, 2013

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 12, 2013


John Carson “J.C.” Brooks, 92, of Andalusia, passed away Tues., April 9, 2013, in Pace, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Fri., April 12, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Sharpe officiating and interment will be in Stone Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight at Foreman Funeral Home from 6 to 8.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Stan Sumrall, and two grandsons, Jason Adams and Lucas Adams, all of Pace, FL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila Mae Brooks.

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Kim M. Sheffer, Ph.D., 61, of Andalusia, died Thurs., April 4, 2013.

He was born Feb. 2, 1952, in York, Pa.

A memorial service will be held on Sat., April 13, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Andalusia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

He worked with the Vernon Company for the past 20 years. He had college degrees in agriculture, horticulture and agronomy, along with a doctorate from Columbia University of Missouri. He will be remembered by family and friends for his dedication to his church, Sunday school and choir.

He is survived by his wife, Leonora Sheffer; son, Joshua Sheffer of Florala; a brother, Scott Sheffer of York, Pa.; two sisters, Sharon Sheffer and Annette Sheffer, both from Pennsylvania; and mother, Faye M. Sheffer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter P. Sheffer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Andalusia or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Doris Mildred (Roberts) Lush, 93, passed away on Sun., April 7, 2013, at Cindy’s Personal Care Home in Westfield, Pa.

Born Sept. 15, 1919, in Bloomsburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Carleton A. and Mildred (Lore) Roberts. She was a graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing and was employed by the Galeton Area School District as the school nurse for many years. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton and has served as an elder and a deacon through the years. She enjoyed reading, listening to books on tape in recent years, and traveling with her late husband of 64 years, Charles H. Lush.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy Stephens of Andalusia; two grandsons, Darrell (Beth) Lutz of Stroudsburg, Pa., and Neil (Karolina) Nordquist, Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, Carl (Linda) Roberts of Coudersport, Pa.; and two nephews, Thomas and Jeff Roberts.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded by her daughter, Donna G. Nordquist, and son-in-law, Ernest Stephens.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Galeton, Pa.