I. Louise Roney, 92

CORNISH — I. Louise Roney, 92, died on Oct. 28, 2012, at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough after a brief illness.

She was born in Jonesboro on July 12, 1920, the daughter of Benjamin and Mayflower Varney. She attended local schools, graduated from Jonesboro High School and went on to attend Washington State Normal School in Machias.

Louise proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1945. She served much of that time as a Synthetic Gunnery Instructor. She actually taught John Glenn in one of her classes.

She had been an elementary school teacher before serving in the Marines. After the war, she married Robert W. Roney on June 28, 1947. She was a stay at home mom for a few years while her two children were young. She went on to receive a teaching degree from the University of Southern Maine. She went back to teaching and taught in the Sebago and Baldwin school systems until her retirement in 1980.

Louise was a member of the North Sebago Methodist Church for several years and her hobbies included knitting, reading and crossword puzzles.

Her family wishes to thank the entire staff at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough for their compassionate care for Louise over the past few months.

She was predeceased by her husband; and three brothers.

Surviving are her son, Karl Roney of Cornish; her daughter, Susan Roney of Scarborough; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors will be on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m., at the New Sebago Cemetery on the Hancock Pond Road in Sebago. Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.wnyfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Maine Veterans Home, (Unit B) 290 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 or to Ruth’s Renewable Resources, 39 Blueberry Rd., Portland, ME 04102.

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