Sheila Dianne Witherwax Thorpe


Born June 24, 1946, to Earl and Frances (Stewart) Witherwax. Sheila grew up in Harkness, New York and graduated from Keeseville High School in 1964. Sheila worked in dentistry for 54 years. Her career began in Plattsburgh, New York and ended at Island Dentistry in Marco Island, Florida where she retired after 36 years. She had recently retired and moved to Springdale, Arkansas to enjoy her retirement. After a brief illness, Sheila passed away from complications due to COPD on Jan. 27, 2019. When asked what she wanted people to remember about her, Sheila responded "That I am ... AWESOME!" And anyone who knew her knows the expletive that preceded the word awesome.
Sheila is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Frances Witherwax, and two brothers, Earl Leslie Witherwax and Marc David Witherwax.
She is survived by her son Stephen D. Thorpe and Erin of Maryville, Tennessee, her grandson Stephen D. Thorpe II of Coral Gables, Florida, her brothers and sisters, Shirley Della Vecchia and husband Michael of Bayside, New York, Dan Witherwax and wife Deb of Peru, New York, Shari Wolf and husband Ronald of Springdale, Arkansas, Dale Witherwax and Chris of Sautee, Georgia, several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25th at the Harkness Cemetery in Peru, New York.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at The Keeseville Elks Lodge, beginning at 12 p.m.
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Published on May 23, 2019
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May 24, 2019
Love you mom and miss you every day