DETROIT – Sheila L. (Rines) Southard, 51, died Jan. 30, 2008, with her family surrounding her, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 16, 1957, in Waterville, the daughter of Lloyd W. and Lillian May (Wise) Rines. She was a graduate of Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, Class of 1975. Sheila completed a certified nurses aide course in December 1988 and started work that very night at Sebasticook Valley Health Care Facility, Pittsfield, where she continued to work until her illness forced her to retire in April 2007. She loved and was loved by the residents that she cared for at the health care facility. Sheila was an avid candlepin bowler from her teens throughout her life. She held the State Girls’ Jr. Singles and Doubles title, she held the house women’s high three at Pittsfield Bowling Center with a score of 436 for a long time. She held the State Women’s Doubles title with her sister, Ginny, at one time. She was a member of Night Drifter’s Snowmobile Club, Detroit and was very active in organizing events including the annual country fest and super suppers. She was a member of Sebasticook Elks Lodge, Pittsfield. Sheila’s greatest love was her family. She enjoyed spending time with her parents, siblings, her children, grand-children and all her nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful baker and brought many smiles with her “goodie trays” and homemade bread that she delivered at Christmas. She is survived by her parents, Lloyd W. and Lillian M. Rines of Pittsfield; one son and his wife, Leon L. and Jessica Walker of Belfast; one daughter and her husband, Angela L., and Clint King of Detroit; one brother and his wife, Fred W. and Mary Lou Rines of Pittsfield; two sisters, Ginny Basford and her husband, Wayne, of Detroit, and Carol J. Rines and Chuck Lambert of Detroit; six grandchildren, Clint and Amber King of Detroit, Dillon, Sierra, Lucas and Shyann Walker of Belfast, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. She was predeceased by the father of her children, Phillip Walker. A celebration of remembrance will be held 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Night Drifter’s Snowmobile Club, Detroit. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Pittsfield Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial donations to the family to help with expenses. Donations may be sent to Ginny Basford, 22 Basford Road, Detroit, ME 04929 or left at the celebration of remembrance Feb. 10. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes, please visit