FRANKLIN — Nancy L. (Scott) Sleeper, 66, a resident of Franklin since 2007 died at her home, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, following a period of failing health.
Nancy was born in Concord, March 15, 1948, daughter of the late, Earl E. Scott Sr. and Elizabeth M. (Hoar) Scott. Nancy graduated from Simonds Free High School in Warner, class of 1966. She was a longtime resident of the Northfield-Tilton Areas before moving to Franklin.
Over the years she was employed in administrative work with the New Hampshire State Prison System, and at the Havenwood Community in Concord. She later worked in the stock room at Walmart.
Nancy was active with the Ladies Auxiliary, America Legion Post 49 in Northfield and VFW Post 1698 in Franklin, always available for volunteer work.
She leaves, her husband of 20 years, George W. Sleeper of Franklin; her daughter, Michele Denaris of Durham, N.C.; brothers, Dennis and Alan; and sisters, Cheryl and Patti.
According to Nancy's wishes, there are no calling hours. When Nancy's family gathers, the time and date will be announced for a committal service which will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen with burial following.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Nancy's name to the Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F Smart Sr. Memorial Home, in Tilton.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 10:01
LACONIA — Janva S. Yeaton, 68, of Baldwin Street, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
Janva was born Jan. 16, 1947, in Laconia, the daughter of Oric F. and Doris L. (Skinner) Priest. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia.
Janva worked at Laconia Shoe for many years. She ran many flea markets for the Tilton-Northfield Fraternal Association and Order Of The Eastern Star and Doric-Centre Lodge 0 of Tilton. Janva was also a member of the Tilton-Northfield RED Company. She was also a former member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton.
Janva loved animals and had many pets.
Janva is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Berton "Bert" G. Yeaton III; a son, Robert E. Smith Sr. of Manchester; four daughters, Terri Hart of Bristol, Moneka Soboleski of Laconia, Dianna Colby of Northfield and Darlene Lepelley of Laconia; three stepsons, Arthur Smith of Rye, Joseph Smith of Australia, and Shawn Smith of Rhode Island; a stepdaughter, Michelle Smith of Florida; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
For those that wish, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Janva's name to a charity of one's choice.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 09:45
PLYMOUTH — Eleanor Story (Owens) Potter, 64, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by her devoted and loving family at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.
Born on May 13, 1950, in Princess Anne, Virginia Beach, Va., she was the daughter of Elijah and Mammie (White) Owens. Eleanor resided in Virginia until the early 1980s when she relocated to New Hampshire with her husband Gregory "Lance" Potter.
She worked for Plymouth State University for 17 years until her retirement in 2002.
Eleanor will be remembered by her family as a devoted and loving mother. Her passions included spending time with her children and grandchildren. As a devoted Christian she attended the Ashland Baptist Church. She lived every day led by her faith in God. Eleanor was well known for her incredible gift in cooking and baking, in particular her knack of creating delicious Southern food dishes. She loved to share her food with others, always making sure that everyone had a full belly and was taken care of. She took great joy in long rides throughout the countryside, talking on the phone with family and friends, shopping, telling stories, trying new restaurants, going to yard sales during the summer, and most of all her love of music, specifically Marvin Gaye, he was her "Man!"
Eleanor is predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Mable Price, Marilyn Wright, Viola Snowden, Barbara Owens, and her brother, Edward Owens.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 40 years, Gregory "Lance" Potter, of Plymouth; son, Keefer Owens and his wife Wendy Robb, of Plymouth; daughters, Mamie Potter, of Jaffrey, and Taneeka Potter, of Plymouth; five wonderful grandchildren, DeVante Owens, of Plymouth, Olivia and Kiyanna Smith, both of Plymouth, Cord Barnes of Plymouth, and Nick Barnes, of Malden, Mass.; a brother, James Owens, of Yonkers, N.Y.; a sister, Betty Woodhouse, of Virginia Beach, Va. Eleanor is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and will be dearly missed by her beloved dog "Beanz."
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the First Freewill Baptist Church of Ashland on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Ernest Madden, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be held at Green Grove Cemetery in the spring and will be announced at a later date.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Eleanor's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 09:43
MEREDITH — Bruce Allen Boone, 66, of Meredith died Jan. 27, 2015, of a heart attack.
He served four years in the Navy as a photographer on the aircraft carrier USS Randolph. Most recently, he had a business where he created and sold electric bicycles.
He leaves his son Bruce Jr. and wife Alicia and their two daughters of North Carolina; his sister, Judith Boone of Rhode Island; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Bill Riley of New Hampton; and other family.
He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Boone, late of Florida.
He was a member of the Rod and Gun Club of Laconia.
Donations in his name may be sent to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH, 03247.
A memorial celebration of life service will be held at the Rod and Gun Club on June 27, 2015.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 09:40