In Memory: April 26

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Daleroy Andrew Stewart, 45, Vero Beach

November 01, 1978 – April 14, 2024

Daleroy Andrew Stewart, age 45, passed away on April 14, 2024 at Cleveland Clinic- Indian River Hospital.

Daleroy was born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida. In life, he was a member of the National Football League playing as defensive tackle. Daleroy retired from the NFL in 2005 and played in the Arena Football League until 2008. He retired from McCathern LLP in Dallas, Texas in 2018.

He was a devoted Baptist who attended both Apostolic ARCA in Vero Beach and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Dallas.

Daleroy volunteered with the GYAC in Vero Beach, the Viking Football Club in Duncanville, Tx., the Vero Beach Highschool football team (1997) and Southern Mississippi University (2000).

Survivors include his loving wife Danielle West; mother Beatrice Anderson; sons Montaius Stewart and Justin Stewart; daughters Mia Scott, DaleRoyce Stewart, Chloe Stewart, and Camille Stewart; brothers Delroy, Naton, Rocliff, and Isaac; sisters Ava, Ima Jean, RocQuita, Ariel, and Keisha; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Daleroy was predeceased by his father Charles Stewart, grandmother Mary F. Bryant, grandfather Bobby Leonard, and uncle Doyle Jones.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, 1655 27th Street, Vero Beach, Fl. 32960.

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

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Linda Mae Wethington Brown, 76, Vero Beach

September 28, 1947 – April 14, 2024

Linda Mae Wethington Brown, age 76, was received in her eternal heavenly home on April 14th, 2024.

She was born in Paris, Kentucky and resided in Vero Beach, Florida.

Linda received a bachelor’s degree from Indian River State College. She retired from the Florida Department of Corrections- Probation & Parole.

Survivors include her loving husband Richard A. Brown; son James W. Slusher Jr. (Peggy); daughter Michelle Slusher Parker; sisters Diana S. Stokley, Kathy Starner (Gary); grandchildren Ronald R. Parker, Heidi A. Phoenix, James W. Parker, and Timothy Parker; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her father John A. Wethington, mother Rachel E. Hager, James A. Wethington, Delores F. Ward, John V. Wethington, Debra L. Kirkman, Sandra K. Carter, and Bill W. Wethington.

A graveside service will be held on April 22nd, 2024 at 11:00am, at Fernhill Cemetery in Stuart, Fl.

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

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Sharon Lee Just, 85, Vero Beach

June 12, 1938 – April 16, 2024

Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Sharon Lee Just, passed on April 16, 2024, at an assisted care facility in Vero Beach, Florida. She was 85.

Sharon was born in Martinsburg, WV to Phillip and Lydia Hollis, her treasured parents. She graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA and then attended community college. She was an active member of West Lawn United Methodist Church in Reading, PA. She raised three children, Kim (Mike), Keith (Ly) and Karen (Dave). Sharon was married to her loving husband, Frank Just. As a grandmother to Tony (Rachel) and Nolan and great grandmother to Elsa and Alice (Tony), she fully enjoyed spoiling all of them! She was also quite fond of her dear cousins, Susan Ettinger Euler and Karl “Buck” Ettinger.

Sharon was an executive secretary in telecommunications for many years with Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone in Richmond, VA. She was a member of the VA Speakers Bureau, and later started her own communications consulting business. Upon her retirement, Sharon relocated to FL.

With her giving nature, Sharon volunteered for multiple organizations over the years including: Special Olympics of VA; numerous PGA golf tournaments; and Citrus Memorial Hospital in FL. Sharon was the Committee Chairperson for a fashion show fundraiser with Sugarmill Woods Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Southern Woods Women’s Golf Club and loved swimming (ala Esther Williams), music, entertaining and helping people.

Sharon was known for her cheerful nature, kindness, tenacity and big heart, and she will be dearly missed. At her request, there will be no services, but she’d like us all to raise a glass and have a laugh in her memory. We ask all who wish to participate to donate to any Hospice or Alzheimer’s organization.

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

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Marcia Loomis Smythe, 89 

July 03, 1934 – April 16, 2024

Marcia Loomis Smythe was born in Cleveland, Ohio to proud parents – Marcus Loomis Smythe and Jean Pickands Smythe. Marcia is survived by her nieces and nephews:  Virginia Smythe, Robert Smythe, Jane McKelvey, Lisa McKelvey, Josh Krembs, Marcus Krembs, Scott Applegate, Alan Applegate; and by her step-sister, Gail Applegate. She is predeceased by her parents, Marcus and Jean; her brothers, Jay Smythe and Daniel Smythe; her step-sister, Nancy Krembs; her sister-in-law, Nancy Smythe; and her niece, Terri Applegate.

Marcia grew up in Palm Beach, Florida. She attended Palm Beach public school followed by Greenwood Academy boarding school in Baltimore, Maryland. After high school, Marcia attended Hollins College, a private women’s college near Roanoke, Virginia (class of 1956).

Marcia majored in History and Political Science. Her love for politics had her working on several political campaigns, most notably, Diane Feinstein’s campaign for mayor of San Francisco.

Besides her work on political campaigns, Marcia had a handful of office jobs before landing with the Red Cross. For most of Marcia’s career with the Red Cross, she worked in Disaster Services. Her calm, but can-do nature was paramount for this type of work. She worked on-site in the aftermath of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and the like. She was a person that handled adversity well.

Not only did Marcia choose a career of service, she was also extremely civically minded, always volunteering or supporting local charities. She loved volunteering at the Environmental Learning Center, feeding and advocating for the homeless in San Francisco, and finding and supporting many needy organizations that help the underprivileged.

Marcia had an adventurous spirit and she traveled extensively. She often encouraged others to ‘see the world’.

She loved photography and has many of her best photos displayed in her home. Until she was no longer able, she loved to do complex needlepoint.

While living in San Francisco, she was part of a gourmet “foodie” group that would go to a new and undiscovered restaurant each month. The group was not allowed to revisit any place they had already been as part of their monthly get-together dinners. This was to encourage the discovery of other fun, new places. She loved going to live theater and supported the local arts.

She had a deep love of Christmas as evidenced by her ornately decorated trees. Many of her ornaments are family heirlooms, or collected from her travels, that she preserved and cared for. She was skilled at finding unique and fun Christmas gifts. Her gifts were always anticipated and wrapped beautifully.

Marcia was an avid shell collector. Her shells came from across the globe and were displayed throughout her home. They are the envy of many.

But, one of Marcia’s favorite things was her love of entertaining. She loved to cook and have guests in her home. She loved reading cookbooks, gourmet dining, making desserts, and decorative canapes. She was very upset to have missed hosting her annual Easter dinner this year.

The other great love of Marcia’s was her love of dogs.  Throughout her life, Marcia shared her home with many beloved dog family members:  Max, Tarn, Conner, and Ava to name a few.  She is survived by her Boykin Spaniel rescue, Lola.

Marcia is one of the founding members of the annual Sea Oaks dog walk and the Parade of Champions. This dog walk showcases many different categories – best rescue, best personality, friendliest, longest ears, shortest tail, etc. This was a fun endeavor she did with dear friends – both animal and human.

Marcia had a profound impact on the world around her. She was a well-loved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She will be missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humane Society of Vero Beach. Donations can be made in person or can be sent to: The Humane Society of Vero Beach, 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32967. You can also donate via the donations page on site.

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

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