Sheila Anne (Clark) Foote, 86, of Cornwall


CORNWALL — Sheila Anne (Clark) Foote died peacefully on Nov. 13, 2021. She was born June 9, 1935.

Sheila grew up in Vergennes, Addison and Shoreham and settled in Cornwall and lived there all her married life with her husband Arlyn. Sheila was a wife, mother, a grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a musician, a craftsman, a bookkeeper for the farm. She could do just about anything with her hands, including playing the piano, the church organ, knitting, crocheting, baking, caning chairs, wallpapering and even small home improvement projects.

She was a faithful church member at the Cornwall Congregational Church, playing at the organ or bells or singing in the choir for decades. She was known for her apple pie, chicken pie and strawberry shortcakes. While serving there as Church secretary, preparing the bulletin and typing reports, she also was a vital member of committees and supported the many ministers, church dinners and community outreaches. Sheila was a member of the Ethan and Mary Baker Allen Chapter of the D.A.R and served in leadership capacities on the state and local level.

She is predeceased by her parents, one brother, Lyman, and a sister, Linda. She leaves three daughters and their families: Barbara and Michael Hennessy of Cornwall; Carol and Lyle Willey of Bakersfield and Judy and Gary Bushey of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; grandchildren Michelle Ochoa, Katie Sarkis, Sarah Jo Marcotte, Jared Willey, Luke Willey, Robert Willey and their spouses; twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Helen Porter Nursing Home, Elderly Services and At Home Senior Care in Middlebury for their care and attention to Sheila in her final years.

A graveside service will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery for the immediate family.

Donations can be made in Sheila’s memory to: Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St, Middlebury, VT 05753; Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing, Office of Development, Memory Care Unit, 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753; or At Home Senior Care, P.O.Box 30, Bennington, VT 05201.

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