In Memory: Oct. 22

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Sharlynn Faye Hewitt, 68, Vero Beach

September 25, 1953 – October 20, 2021

Sharlynn Faye Hewitt, age 68, passed away on October 20, 2021 at her home in Vero Beach, Florida surrounded by loving family.

She was born in Danville, Illinois and moved to Vero Beach, Florida in 1972 from Catlin, Illinois. She was a graduate of Catlin High School, class of 1971.

Sharlynn retired in 2010 to spend time with family. She enjoyed her many years of work with Merrill Lynch as a Financial Sales Assistant. She was a member of Fellsmere First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Phyllis Becker High; sisters, Paula Clawson (Jeff Wakeland), Mary (Mike) Clawson; brother, William (Cindy) Becker; daughter, Melanie (Joshua) Pacot Stansberry; son, Cody Hewitt and Destiny Mapp; grandchildren, Chaz, Alley, Kiera, Malikai, and Kyle.

She was predeceased by her husband, George Woodrow Hewitt; father, Paul Eugene Becker; and sister, Teresa Lynn Becker.

A Visitation will be held 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 with a Funeral Service to follow at 4:00 p.m. at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joanne Jean Nesbitt, 78

June 19, 1943 – October 18, 2021

Joanne Jean Nesbitt age 78 passed away Monday October 18th.

Born June 19, 1943, in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, to Stephen and Victoria (Rabada) Koslick, and resided in Wyoming PA.

Joanne Graduated from Bishop Egan Catholic High School in 1961 where soon after graduation, she married David Nesbitt, a Navy sonar technician and began life as a Navy wife relocating to multiple bases across the U.S.

Joanne began a lengthy career with IBM Corporation serving as financial analyst for the company’s Boca Raton FL operations.  She then returned to continue her training through the company’s education program, where she earned first an Associate, then bachelor’s degree and finally a master’s degree.

After retirement, Joanne pursued her passion of education and completed her course requirements earning her a PhD. She served as Dean at Nova University, then President of a medical school in the Miami area.

Joanne then met Glenn Kreag, a retired professor and traveler, while together, enjoyed life building a new home and set out on adventures to all seven continents, accomplishments of which she was extremely proud.

Joanne is survived by her partner of 9 years Glenn Kreag. Sister, Elaine Sandry and her husband George of Avon Park, FL. Two children, Robert Nesbitt and wife Mary of Sebastian, FL., David Nesbitt Jr. and his wife Denise of Melbourne Beach, FL., four grandchildren, Stephen, Christina, Danielle and Lauren Nesbitt.  Two great grandchildren, Sienna and Nicholas Nesbitt.  Sister-in-law Linda Koslick.

Joanne was proceeded in death by her husband Dave Nesbitt, parents, and brother Richard Koslick.

A Celebration of Joanne’s life will be held at Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian, Florida on Saturday, October 30th beginning at 12:00 noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Sebastian, Florida.

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From Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Monica Ann Bowhay, 74, Vero Beach

February 16, 1947 – October 20, 2021

Monica Ann Bowhay, 74, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Hospice House in Vero Beach, Florida. She was born in Morristown, New Jersey, February, 1947 to James Francis Griggs and Kathleen Joyce Griggs, nee Murray.

She was one of five children and was predeceased by her sister, Kathleen, and brother James. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Richard Allen Bowhay, Jr of Vero Beach, Florida and two brothers, Christopher Griggs and Steven Griggs.

Monica had a long productive career in the information technology field beginning with Western Electric as supervisor of data processing, then on to General Dynamics as the Data Center Operations Manager, followed by a stint at United Computing Systems where she designed, developed and installed applications for customers and finally a long tour of duty at AT&T Network Systems and Lucent Techologies.

When she wasn’t working she could be found on a tennis court where she was an accomplished player. Since she was a certified Master Knitter in the U.S. Knitting Guild Association, she might also have been seen knitting one of her creations in between her other activities.

Monica will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her and her loving spirit. Anyone wishing to honor Monica’s memory are urged to consider a donation to the Treasure Coast Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice House at

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From Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Kimberly Dell White Waltermire, 49, Sebastian

December 26, 1971 – October 14, 2021

Kimberly Dell White Waltermire, 49 of Sebastian passed away on October 14, 2021. She was born on December 26, 1971 to Wilma (Tiney) Hiers-White and Harmon Pat White in Vero Beach, Florida. Kimberly graduated from Vero Beach High School and went on to obtain her Associate Degree as a Medical Assistant from Keiser University. She was a member of Sebastian River Baptist Church where she taught Vacation Bible School. In her spare time. she loved to go boating with family and friends but was especially drawn to any sports her son participated in.

Survivors include her husband, Robert William Waltermire of Sebastian, FL; son, Robert Mitchell Waltermire; mother, Wilma Ruth White of Sebastian, FL  sister, Allison (Ricky) Johnson of Georgia; brother, Tony White of Vero Beach and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Patrick White and father, Harmon Pat White.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Seawinds Funeral Home in Sebastian. A Celebration of Kim’s Life will begin at 2:00 followed by interment at Sebastian City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Florida Heart Foundation of Florida.

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