Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Sheble, Mrs. Richard Newell (Dorothy or "Dottie" E.) '64

1970 Address: 976 Kensington

1975 - 1982 Address: Nepawin La, Plainfield

1983 Address: 10 Binney Road, Old Lyme, Conn. 06371

1990 Address: 18 Hilltop Avenue, Essex CT

1984 - 1985: Active
1986 - 1992: Affiliate
1993 - 1994: Resigned

The Pennsylvania Gazette obituary

Richard N. Sheble, C'41, Essex, Conn., retired vice president and associate publisher of the Home News Tribune in East Brunswick, N.J.; January 26, 1997. He had served on the board of the New Jersey Press Association.

December 20, 1997 New York Times obituary

Published: December 30, 1997

SHEBLE-Richard Newell. On Friday, December 26, 1997 in Essex, CT at age 79. Members of the Board of Directors of the Glenwood Communications Corp and Holston Valley Broadcasting Corp and its subsidiaries mourn the passing of its respected friend and colleague. He joined the Boyd family newspapers, The Home News of New Brunswick N.J., after discharge from the Army Air Force with the rank of Captain in 1945. He held several key executive positions and retired as Senior Vice President and Associate Publisher in 1983. He continued on the Company's Board of Directors after retirement. He was an active member of the New Jersey Press Association and served as Treasurer and Board member. We extend our deepest sympathy to his beloved wife Dorothy E. Sheble, two daughters Mrs. Lane Sheble Reardon of Greenwich, CT and Lisa Newell Sheble of Salisbury, CT, a brother J. Howard of Frederick, MD., and three grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Saint George's School, POB 1910, Newport, R.I. 02840. William M. Boyd, Chairman, Glenwood George DeVault, President Holston of Kingsport TN

May 17, 1982 First Meeting of Executive Board

May 17, 1982 First Meeting of Executive Board

May 17, 1982 First Meeting of Executive Board

January 17, 2011 Memories of Dottie Sheble by Sally Booth

She and Dick were very close good and younger friends of my parents. She very well could be living in Salisbury because that is where one of her daughters lives. Dottie is petite, pretty, artistic and wore Diane Von Furstenberg dresses when they were popular in the 70's. I liked her a lot.

May 23, 1983

From the Plainfield Library Archives

Marge Elliott, Jane Craig, Betty Hackman, Dottie Sheble

From the Corresponding Secretary file

A memo from Richard N. Sheble

Dear Anne –

I think I should resign from the Plainfield Garden Club. We realize it is too late this year – will you advise me when I should?

Thank you,


July 2, 1993

written: too late for this fiscal year but will do so for next yr.

written on back: May 9, 1994
called Dotty to confirm resignation She will send note.

from the Corresponding Secretary file

Corresponding Secretary Annual Report May 9, 1984

March 29, 1962 Westfield Leader

Teenage Tea Dance
Set for Tomorrow

Invitations have been sent to many teenager in the Piainfleld
area und surrounding communities for a spring tea dance to be held
tomorrow evening. This dance, which is being sponsored by the Junior League of Plainfteld, will be held at the Monday Afternoon Club in Piainfleld from 5 to 9 p.m. Supper will be served to all guests. Music for the dance will be supplied by "Ths Adelphia" from the Westfield High School. Chaperoning at the dance will be: Dr. and Mrs. Theodore. Loizeaux, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M, Miner, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Asger P. Langlykke and Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Sheble, all of Plainfield.

The chairman of the dance is Mrs. Theodore Loizeaux and working on her committee are: Mesdames John T. 'Moniani, Richard N. Sheble, Richard H. McMahon, Charles E. Loizeaux, James H. Darnhill and Asger F. Langlykke.

Memories from Sally Booth

Ah Susan, You are discovering my past...All those ladies were friends of my mother. I really didn't "know" them, I knew their children. I remember that the Langlykkes lived on Evergreen or Prospect Ave. I think. There was a daughter who was in, I think Evie's daughter,(my cousin) Nancy Hance's class at Hartridge. Nancy was 2 years behind me. There was an older son, whose name I forget, (maybe Peter) who took me out once or twice. He was very tall and played the organ. The party that was discussed was the social event of the season. It was a deb party arranged by the Junior League for daughters at the club. I and Nancy Hance were two of the girls in white dresses. The social scene was quite different then. I think it was held every other year and only lasted a few years.

Dottie Sheble, who is mentioned, was one of my Mother's best friends. She may be still alive and living in Salisbury Ct. with one of her daughters. She'd be quite old now. She was younger than Mom. She is( was) little, very stylish, artistic and a lot of fun. Her husband, Dick, was very nice too.
You are having fun with your archives. I haven't thought of these people in a long time.

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From: skf729 <>
To: SBooth1954 <>; absheps <>
Sent: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 6:00 am
Subject: Another member: Mrs. Asger F. Langlykke '63

Have a few articles on her – click the above link. No address. No first name. Do you remember anything about her? Thanks, Susan

October 28, 2011 email exchange with Wendy Madseon

Hi Susan, I have photocopied the pictures. They came from the realitor's publicity handout when they were marketing the house. You don't need to return them.

Also, Dotty Sheble moved to Florida years ago.


On Oct 27, 2011, at 4:41 PM, wrote:

Thank you Wendy. We would love to have the photo for I will return it to you post haste.

I think I confused the Dotties. We had two Plainfield Garden Club members, both named Dottie, who moved to Essex – Dottie Davis and Dotty Sheble. So confusing! I am glad to know that it "Davis" that was the previous owner and not "Sheble" who I believe still resides there.

Here are their profiles:

Dottie Davis:

Dotty Sheble:

Thanks again –

Susan Fraser
729 Hyslip Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
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From: Wendy Madsen <>
To: Diana Madsen <>
Cc: skf729 <>
Sent: Thu, Oct 27, 2011 4:06 pm
Subject: Dottie Davis' house in CT

Hi Susan and Diana,

Sorry for the delay. I found a photo of the house as Dottie Davis left it. Could you email me your mailing address Susan?

Unfortunately there were no gardens, just a lot of large shrubs, when we moved in.

Thanks for the information on Dottie. I have put it in my house history file. Wendy Madsen

On Jun 13, 2011, at 1:18 PM, Diana Madsen wrote:

Hi, I think it was Dottie Davis's house: she used to live on Rahway Rd. or right off it, then moved to 143 River Rd. In Essex. I'll forward your email to Wendy...I know that she has made changes to the house, but between us there are pictures of the house as it was when she bought it. Thanks for all of your historical PGC sleuthing!

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 12, 2011, at 5:58 PM, wrote:

Hi Diana

Someone mentioned to me at the Shakespeare-in-Bud that your sister-in-law lives in Essex, CT in a house once owned by a PGC member! I was wondering if she would be willing to share some photos of her home and garden so we could add it to that member's profile on line? We had at least four members move to Essex, CT:

June Simms Barlow '71 (Mrs. Carlton M. Barlow)

Mary Lee Brewer Barlow '65 (Mrs. DeWitt Dukes Barlow, Jr.)

Anne GarriguesWigton Hall '68 (Mrs. Frederic L. Hall)

Dottie E. Sheble '64 (Mrs. Richard Newll Sheble)

Is it the home of one of these members? You may wish to just forward it to your sister-in-law. She may find what we have gathered so far interesting! Susan

1974 Junior League Designer Showcase: The Martine House

1974 Designer Showcase Martine House Cover to Page 25

1974 Designer Showcase Martine House Page 26 to End

In addition to saving the 1988 Program for the Designers Showhouse of Cedar Brook Farm (aka The Martine House) which was organized by the Muhlenberg Auxiliary, PGC Member Anne Shepherd also kept the 1974 Designers Showcase of the very same home, organized by the Junior League.

Within the program pages, you will find mentioned many PGC members. They include: Clawson, MacLeod, Kroll, Davis, Wyckoff, Stevens, Loizeaux, Swain, Hunziker, Connell, Foster, Dunbar, Elliott, Fitzpatrick, Gaston, Hackman, Holman, Lockwood, Morrison, Royes, Rushmore, Sanders, Williams, Barnhart, Bellows, Burger, Burner, Carter, Clendenin, DeHart, Detwiller, Eaton, Eckert, Fort, Frost, Gonder, Keating, Laidlaw, Loosli, Madsen, Mann, Marshall, Miller, Moody, Moon, Morse, Murray, Mygatt, Barrett, Peek, Perkins, Pfefferkorn, Pomeroy, Pond, Royes, Samek, Sandford, Sheble, Stevens, Shepherd, Stewart, Stout, Trewin, Vivian, Zeller, Cochran, Mooney and Hall.

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

Marge Elliott, Jane Craig, Betty Hackman, Dottie Sheble

1973-1974 PGC Directory

1973-1974 Publicity Chairman

1974-1975 Directory

May 14, 1983 Centennial The Wardlaw Hartridge School

1985-1986 Year Book of the Plainfield Garden Club

1993-1994 Year Book of the Plainfield Garden Club

Cocktail party circa 1984 at Bev Reid's

Evie Madsen on right side. Partial view of the top of Liz Cochran's head next to Evie. "J" Morse with white long sleeved dress and pocketbook speaking to Evie.

One PGC member thinks that may be Meechy Loosli in the background facing right, with pink trimmed dress. However, another memer thinks it is Mrs. Sheble.

The woman partially blocked by the gentleman in the long light blue dress is Diddles Vivian.

Cath Detwiller far left in blue and white printed dress.

Club History by Anne Marie v. G. Seybold

1984-1985 History of the Plainfield Garden Club by Anne Marie v. G. Seybold


Then in March, 1966 came a very special event. Designed by Mrs. William Elliott with the assistance of Mmes. Wayne Holman, Victor King, Alex Kroll, Edgar Davis, Richard Sheble, Bruce Reid and Benson Wigton, the "Back Yard Garden" captured the first prize for the Club at the International Flower Show at the Coliseum in New York City.

Much in demand throughout the Zone are our three accredited judges, Mmes. Frost, Sheble and Kroll.