Lenora C. Vanderheyden

September 11, 1916 - June 18, 2016

Lenora C. Vanderheyden,99, a resident of Cape Coral, FLfor over 20 years, formerly of East Meadow Long Island, NY passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at her home in Cape Coral surrounded by loved ones. She was born on September 11, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York to Charles and Lenora Hendrickson who are now deceased, she was one of eight children.

Lenora will always be remembered as the most loving mother a child could have, whether it involved being called in the middle of the night for a prayer or a glass of cold milk she acted without hesitation, her cool hand on your forehead made everything feel better. Her love for her God Jehovah and doing his will was an endless goal that she relentlessly sought, you would find her at his house,that is where she wanted to be. She was known by all as a person who loved to sing and dance at a moment’s notice. Her broad smile would lighten a room and her shoulders could bare the weight of the world. At96 years of age she followed the course of Grandma Moses and started to paint. Her greatest accomplishment was being able to raise eleven children who truly love each other. We are so proud to call her Mom.

She is survived by her loving children; John Vanderheyden (Raenne) , Arlene Brennan (James), Grace Winchcombe (Edward), Glen Vanderheyden all of Cape Coral, FL; Lenora Kline of Uniondale, Long Island, NY, Janet Scheck of Newport Richie, FL, Lois Wilson (Samuel) of Denver, Colorado and Leeanne McDermott of Alabama. She also leaves behind 26 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; as well as 8 great, great grandchildren.

Lenora was preceded in death by two husbands,John Vanderheyden and Anthony Cavelcante; as well as three of her children, Joseph, Joan, and Anthony; and two grandchildren, Joseph and Keith.

Funeral Services will be held3:00 PMTuesday, June 21, 2016at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33916 with Marcel Vozzella officiating.The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from12:30 PMuntil the time of service.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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