Age 67, of Brownsville, Texas, formerly of Haslett, MI, passed away September 9, 2014. She was born February 6, 1947, in Lansing, daughter of John and Ardith Beardslee.

She is survived by her 3 children, Teresa Ryder, John (Vicki) Lienhart, and Aletha Alton; grandchildren, Rodney and Robert Lienhart, Zachary and Nicholas Ryder, and Hannah and Jarred Alton; great-granddaughter, Kinsey Lienhart; her mother, Ardith Beardslee; sister, Sherry Reese; aunt, Edith Khole; uncles, Elton (Nancy) Sellers and Gene (Sarah) Sellers; nephew, Ron Reese; niece, Renee Reese; and many cousins and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her father, John F. Beardslee in 1992, and son-in-law Larry Ryder.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with Stephen Ezop, Chaplain, Heartland Hospice officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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3 Messages to “Sheila R. Lienhart”

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    Marcy Schlinger Says:

    Dear Sheila’s family and friends,

    Sending my sincere condolences for your loss. I only met her once, with Teresa, but knew from hearing about her what a wonderful person she was. I will keep you in my prayers.

    With love,


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    Teresa Lienhart Says:

    May you rest if peace Sheila and enjoy the rest of your eternal life in heaven. I remember packing the kids up to come spend the day at Teresa’s house and laugh with you till my sides and cheeks hurt. I miss that! So much fun. I will always remember your crazy spunkiness always! Love ya and see you on the other side someday.

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    Renee Says:

    Thank you Aunt Sheila for all the laughs and memories. All the Easter Baskets growing up and the silly faces and jokes. For taking care of grandma the last 20+ years. We all love you and will miss you terribly. Rest in Heaven.

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