In Memoriam: Aug. 29

Kathryn C. “Nanny” Faxon, 87, Vero Beach

Kathryn C. “Nanny” Faxon, 87, passed away Aug. 24, 2018, at VNA Hospice House. She was born Aug. 1, 1931, in Teaneck, N.J. to the late Leroy and Adelaide Treat and has been a Vero Beach resident since 1959.

Kathryn worked for Piper Aircraft for many years, retiring at the age of 60.

After retirement she enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and watching old movies. She loved collecting trinkets from her travels and her favorite movies on VHS tapes.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie (Ruben) Rivera; grandchildren, Christine (Mike) LaPlant and Michael (Helen) Wood; and great-grandchildren, Hailey, Hannah, Shai, Guy and Ben.

She was predeceased by her husband of 20 years, Carl Faxon.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, at Debbie’s home. Please contact the family for details.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice House, 1110 35th Lane Vero Beach, FL 32960 in memory of Kathryn C. Faxon.


Faye Godfrey, 76, Vero Beach

Faye Godfrey, 76, of Vero Beach, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at The Broadmoor Assisted Living Community in Fort Pierce. Faye was born in Yanceyville, N.C., to the late Bronson and Ada Webster Lee.

She had been a cafeteria director for the Indian River County School System prior to her retirement.

Faye was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her daughters, Ronda (Louis) Cerulli, of Port St. Lucie, Connie Diane Pheiffer, of Ocala, and Deborah (Donnie) Beasock, of Enterprise, Ala.; sons, Freddie Max Evers, of Tennessee, Christopher Evers and Robert Evers, of Pennsylvania; stepdaughter, Jacque Rac, of West Palm Beach; stepson Kevin Godfrey, of Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Godfrey; a brother, Fred Lee; and a sister, Bonnie Lee.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice,1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997.

A funeral service celebrating her life will take place at Crestlawn Cemetery in Vero Beach beginning at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, with Rev. Frank Ellis of King’s Baptist Church in Vero Beach officiating.


Theodore Gene Guy, 58, Vero Beach

Theodore “Teddy” Gene Guy, 58, of Vero Beach, died Aug. 25, 2018. He was born Jan. 9, 1960, and raised in Fitchburg, Mass. He later moved to Hanover, Md., where he resided for 22 years. He and his wife also resided in Vero Beach.

Theodore served 23 years in the Navy Seabee Reserves with two tours in Iraq and retired in 2010. He served 33 years with the Department of Defense both at Fort Devens, Mass., and Fort Meade, Md. He retired in 2014.

He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 160 in Glen Burnie, Md., and of the Veteran’s Club in Vero Beach.

His passion was stained glass, drawing, painting and making art out of items he had found.

He had a wonderful sense of humor and somehow managed to find humor in everything. He was a giver and wanted to share what he had with others less fortunate than him and did so every opportunity he had.

This man touched so many people in his 58 years. He will be missed on earth and heaven is so fortunate to have gained another angel and warrior to watch over those of us left behind.

He is survived in life by his best friend and wife, Wendy Guy; and his mother-in-law, Juanita Barnhart, of Vero Beach; his children, Joshua Guy and Ashley Guy, both from Massachusetts; and two loving grandchildren, Adeleheid Guy and Caleb Guy, from New Hampshire; a future grandchild whom will never have the honor of meeting their grandfather; sisters, Cynthia Guy-Allen, Brenda (husband, Geoffrey Harris), Marsha Pepper; brothers, Charles Guy (partner, Carole Lyman); Frances Guy (wife, Francine); and so many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Theodore was preceded in death by his sisters, Sandra Peabody and Sheila Jackson.

Friends and relatives will be notified of the memorial services planned in the future in Florida, Maryland and Massachusetts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to, something very close to Teddy’s heart.


Sue Hensley, 84, Vero Beach

Sue Hensley, 84, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. Sue was born in Williamson, W.V., and moved to Vero Beach in 1967 from Toler, Ky.

She had worked at the Diana Shop in Vero Beach and SunTrust before her retirement.

Sue was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Trent, Elizabeth Yvonne Bohannon, and Bonnie (Richard) Blanz; son, Larry (Jayne) Hensley, of Fort Pierce; sister, Emma Cooper; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edward Hensley; and a son, Bobby Hensley.

A graveside service will take place 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Fort Pierce.


Hugh Russell Kirkpatrick Jr., 81, Vero Beach

Hugh Russell Kirkpatrick Jr., 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at his home in Vero Beach. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J., to parents Hugh R. Kirkpatrick and Katharine North Kirkpatrick.

He attended the Pingry School (Class of 1955), The Lawrenceville School (PG program), and Princeton University (Class of 1959). While at Princeton he was also a member of the University Cottage Club.

Immediately following his graduation in June of 1959, Hugh married Frances Grauer. Their honeymoon was spent driving to Fort Sill, Okla., where Hugh fulfilled his patriotic duties as both a First Lieutenant & Captain in the US Army.

After a brief stint with the Bank of New York, Hugh began his 36-year career at IFF International Flavors and Fragrances. In 1996 he retired from his last role as President of IFF Fragrance Company Worldwide.

Retirement was a catalyst for change and an opportunity for new adventures & hobbies. Moving from New Vernon, N.J., to Vero Beach and Boone, N.C., his passion for golf began.

Hugh will always be known for his deep love and commitment to family. “Time spent together, was time well spent!!” Sailing on Barnegat Bay, summers in Mantoloking, N.J., being the world’s greatest horse show dad, and fabulous travels… he was always active and always present. He was an amazing son, husband, father and friend.

Hugh was a member of The Mantoloking Yacht Club, The Princeton Club – New York, Indian River Club – Vero Beach, Hound Ears Club – Boone, and Riomar Country Club – Vero Beach.

Hugh is survived by his wife, Frances; daughter, Laura Hayward Kirkpatrick (Beth Ann Walters), of New York City and Stanfordville, N.Y., son, Hugh Russell Kirkpatrick III (Paula), of Sebastian; brother, Hebert Scott Kirkpatrick (Leslie) of Essex, Ct.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Community Church Grace Chapel, Vero Beach, on Wednesday Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at Quail Valley River Club, Vero Beach.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Hugh’s name to the Alzheimer and Parkinson’s Association of IRC, 2300 5th Avenue, Suite 150, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.


Edward Stuart Marvin, Vero Beach

Edward Stuart Marvin passed away on Aug. 27, 2018. He lived in Vero Beach. Ed was born in Chicago, Ill., son of Edward Marvin and Anna (Key) Marvin.

He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in business after serving in the Army.

He worked for several companies, but retired from Ford Motor Company after 35 years of service.

His wife and love of his life, Jewel, passed away last Christmas.

He loved animals of all kinds, but especially enjoyed feeding dog biscuits to every dog he saw. Even the squirrels and sand hill cranes enjoyed his offerings.

He enjoyed fishing in lakes or the ocean, duplicate bridge, and he played a mean game of tennis.

He is survived by his children, Lynn (Marvin) Leader, Blair Marvin and Ellen (Marvin) Parent; grandchildren, Scott Leader, Sara (Parent) Witker, Karen (Parent) Peach, David Parent and James Parent; great-grandchildren, Abbey Peach, Caleb Peach, Alexis Peach, Max Witker, Bradley Parent and Emma Parent.

Memorial contributions may be made to VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32966.


Eugene F. Summers, Sr., 75, Sebastian

Eugene F. Summers, Sr., 75, of Sebastian, passed away Aug. 26, 2018.

Gene was born on Oct. 24, 1942, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Gene and Alma (Biewend) Summers.

Gene lived in Dover, Tenn., for 45 years before moving to Sebastian where he resided for the past eight years.

He began his career as a member of the Boilermaker Local #27 and retired from Babcock and Wilcox Construction Company after 35 years.

Gene served his country in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of West Terre Haute, Ind., No. 687, Scottish Rite 32° Al Menah Shrine of Nashville, and Elks Lodge in Sebastian.

He was also an active member of Friendship Christian Community Church in Sebastian, FL.

Gene was a loving husband and was proud of his children and grandchildren. His life centered around caring for his family. His work took him to over 60 countries around the world and he enjoyed living life to the fullest.

He left this life surrounded by his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dianne K. (Crombie) Summers; five children, Eugene F. Summers, Jr., of Vero Beach, Ronald Summers (Arrita), of Dickson, Tenn., Tammy Sills, of Clarksville, Tenn., Tracey Ross (Steve), of Clarksville, Tenn., and Wendy (Hewitt) Riddle (Tim) of Harriman, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, Eric Summers, Samantha Summers Hart, RJ Summers, Megan Sills, Charley Summers Wiseman, Courtney Sills Tuttle, Jessica Sills Headley, Kailynn Ross, Roy Gene Ross, Matthew Riddle, Josh Riddle, Ben Riddle, and Hallie Riddle; and eight great-grandchildren, Rain, Eli, Ellie, Elena, Ryleigh, Paisley, Lucas, and Emmett.

Family and friends will honor and celebrate Gene’s life by gathering for a Memorial Service at Friendship Christian Community Church, 611 Schumann Drive, Sebastian, on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donation a may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital or Friendship Christian Community Church, 611 Schumann Drive, Sebastian, FL.


June Francis Tewksbury, 89, Vero Beach

June Francis Tewksbury, 89, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and had lived in Barns Lake, Mich., prior to Vero Beach.

Mrs. Tewksbury had worked as a secretary with Ford Motor Company.

Survivors include her companion, Ted Carlson; sons, Pat Kilbourne and Mike Kilbourne; her sister, Jackie Trigony; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Her smile and laugh will be forever remembered.

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