Suwannee Democrat


November 5, 2012

Suwannee Democrat Obituaries-Oct. 24, 2012

Live Oak —  

Edith Olivia Mae 
June 14, 1923
Sept. 24, 2012
Edith Olivia Mae Vandermark, 89, of Lake Silkworth, Pa. and Live Oak, Fla. passed away at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Sept. 24, 2012.
Born on June 14, 1923 in Norlina, NC, she was the Daughter of the late Gerald Scofield and Elizabeth Davis.
She moved to Hunlock Creek, Pa. as a young girl with her Father who was employed to help with the  construction of the UGI Power Plant.
Edith married Leonard Laidacker, had children Patricia and Allen and later married Robert E. Vandermark and had children Robert G. and Kathy.  She and Robert retired to Live Oak, Fla. in 1979. 
She was preceded in death by her siblings; Pearl McDaniels, Florence Kahler, Edward Scofield, Charles Scofield, Dorris Scofield, and Hessel Scofield; husbands Leonard B. Laidacker  and Robert E. Vandermark; and grandson, Steven Dykins. 
Surviving are her children; daughters, Patricia Rinehimer and her husband Earl; Kathy Gibson and her husband Frank; sons; Allen Laidacker and his wife Arlene; and Robert G. Vandermark; grandchildren; Denise, Dale, Donna, Lori, Tammy, Kirk, and Frankie; several great grandchildren; great, great grandchildren; and loving family members.
Edith loved animals, dancing, and spending time with friends at the Suwannee River, but most of all she loved her family.  As the song goes; If you get the chance to sit it out or dance,  Edith definitely danced.
She was a beautiful, good hearted and wonderful person.  She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 
Her family and friends held a celebration of her life in Jasper, Fla. and will again be celebrated in Lake Silkworth, Pa.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., of Live Oak and Branford, Fla. in charge of arrangements.
Clara “Lee” Wells
July 16, 1923
Sept. 2, 2012
Clara Elizabeth “Lee” Wells, 89, passed away at her home in O’Brien, Fla. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.  Born to Harriette Morgan (McLean) and Benjamin Alexander Lee in Kokomo, Miss. on July 16, 1923, Elizabeth  grew up and graduated from high school in Ft. Meade, Fla..  In 1942 she married Robert “Bob” Leonard Wells (d. 1964) from O’Brien, with whom she had 3 children; Harriette Ann, John Robert and Richard Leonard (d. 2000).

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