J. Elizabeth Webb (n Joyce E. Lahikainen) died in her home in Sebring, Florida on March 30, 2017. She was 58 years old. She was born in Gardner to Edwin and Carolyn (Fisher) Lahikainen. In her early years, she attended Gardner public schools. Later, she attended high school at The Stony Brook School, Stony Brook, NY, graduating in 1976. She attended Westminster Choir College and graduated from Anna Maria College in 1981 with a dual degree in piano performance and business administration.
For many years, she worked as an executive administrator in New York City for several firms before moving to Tappahannock, Virginia where she married, taught elementary school and enjoyed life along the Rappahannock River. When her husband, Guy Webb, predeceased her in 2003, she retired to Florida.
She is survived by two sisters, Linda Overton and her husband Ronald of Lake Grove, NY and Jane Martin and her husband Ralph, of Simsbury, CT. She leaves behind two nieces, Carolyn Martin and Eve Overton and her husband Rollin Say, and three nephews, Michael Martin, of Simsbury, CT, Ned Overton of Lake Grove, NY, and Peter Overton and his wife Sherry and their son Fisher Overton. She also leaves many dear cousins and is survived by her beloved partner, Alan Schunk of Sebring, Florida.
A service in celebration Elizabeth’s life and her joyous reception into the presence of her Lord will be held on Saturday, April 8th at Faith Lutheran Church, 627 Green Street, Gardner at 12:00 noon. All are welcome to the service and a luncheon following in the church.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.