Miscellaneous Citrus County, Florida Obituaries - 1998

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Louise Crabb, 78, of Sugarmill Woods
Louise H. Crabb, 78, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. She was born in Fulton, Miss., and came to Homosassa 18 years ago from Wyckoff, N.J.
Mrs. Crabb was a former secretary and retired high school teacher. She was a Presbyterian. She was a member of Sugarmill Woods Golf and Country Club and the Women's Club of Sugarmill Woods.
Surviving are her husband, Ernest H. Crabb of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa; one son, Joseph H. Crabb of Portland, Maine; two sisters, Helen Lindsey of Laurel, Miss., and Faye Caldwell of Pontotac, Miss.; and three grandchildren, Alex, Lee and Jay.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Anna Curtis, 70, of Dunnellon 
Anna O. Curtis, 70, of Dunnellon died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Sylvia's House, Ocala. She was born in Bloomington, Ind., and came to Dunnellon 14 years ago from Atlanta, Ga.
Mrs. Curtis was a homemaker and member of Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club.
Surviving are her husband, Ross J. Curtis of Dunnellon; two sons, John R. Curtis of Houston, Texas, and Robert A. Curtis of Palm Coast; a brother, James Owens of California; and two granddaughters.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Julia Ingledue, 92, of Inverness 
Julia C. Ingledue, 92, of Inverness died Monday, April 27, 1998, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County.
Born in Kirtland, Ohio, on July 10, 1905 to the late Charles and Anna M. Otis Johnson, she came here seven years ago from St. Petersburg. Mrs. Ingledue was a retired waitress.
She is survived by three daughters, Norma Wright of Inverness, Thelma Drobinski of Madison, Ohio, and Clara Cox of McLean, Va.; one sister, Ruth McFarland of Painesville, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Robert Johnson, 76, of Crystal River 
Robert E. Johnson, 76, of Crystal River died Monday, April 27, 1998, at Cypress Cove Care Center. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., he came here one year ago from Lake City. Mr. Johnson was a retired construction worker. He was a Protestant. He was a World War II veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Doris, of Crystal River; two sons, David of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Robert Jr. of New York; a daughter, Kathy Johnson of Maryland and a stepdaughter, Sandra Elmhorst of Homosassa; one brother, Abe of St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

William Johnson Sr., formerly of Floral City
William H. Johnson Sr. died Saturday, April 25, 1998, at the home of his son in North Kingstown, R.I. He was the husband of the late Dorothy E. (Lisbon) Johnson. Born in Providence, R.I., on Oct. 4, 1910, the son of the late Howard W. and Mary A. (Walker) Johnson, he had lived in Floral City since 1974, previously living in Warwick, R.I., before moving in with his son last May.
Mr. Johnson was a core maker in the foundry at Brown and Sharpe Co. for 38 years retiring in 1972. He was a member of Nathanael Greene Lodge No. 45 F&AM of Warwick, R.I.
He is survived by four daughters, Dorothy Stamper of Sterling, Conn., Elaine Hock of Hot Springs, Ark., Evelyn Hollingshead of Moore, Okla., and Carole Aldridge of Warwick, R.I.; two sons, William H. Jr. of North Kingstown, R.I., and Robert of Homosassa; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was the brother of the late Albert, Earl and Ellen Johnson. Funeral and burial will be private in Rhode Island.
Carpenter-Jenks Family Funeral Homes, Quaker Lake Chapel, West Warwick, R.I.

Russell Laura, 79, of Homosassa 
Russell Garrett Laura, 79, of Homosassa died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. Born in Detroit, Mich., he came here 19 years ago from there. Mr. Laura was a supervisor for General Motors Corp. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of DAV No. 139.
He is survived by two sons, Garrett Laura of Hartland, Mich., and Michael W. Laura of Crystal River; one daughter, Darlene Poplawski of Southfield, Mich.; two sisters, Lillian Wolfbauer of Lansing, Mich., and Margaret A. Schvoni of Frazier, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Marjorie Moran, 71, of Citrus Springs 
Marjorie Mae Moran, 71, of Citrus Springs died Sunday, April 26, 1998. She was born in Plover, Wis., and came to Citrus Springs nine years ago from Des Plaines, Ill.
Mrs. Moran was a retired nurse. She was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 1526, Des Plaines, Ill.; Citrus Springs Country Club; and the Congregational Church of Citrus Springs.
Surviving are her husband, James Moran of Citrus Springs; son, Brian Moran of Hersfeld, Germany; daughter, Mrs. Susan Mueller of Des Plaines, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Isherwood, Mrs. Grace Fletcher and Mrs. Eileen Roe, all of Plover, Wis.; and five grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Frances Nowicki, 94, of Crystal River 
Frances Z. Nowicki, 94, of Crystal River died Sunday, April 26, 1998 at Cypress Cove Care Center. A native of Hungary, she came here 17 years ago from Orlando. She was a seamstress. She was Catholic.
She is survived by her brother, Joseph Zarka of Palm Harbor, Fla., and her sister, Marion Ely of Homosassa.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Donna Shepherd, 63, of Crystal River 
Donna J. Shepherd, 63, of Crystal River died Saturday, April 25, 1998. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on Aug. 27, 1934, and came to Crystal River one year ago from Gaylord, Mich.
Mrs. Shepherd was a secretary for the insurance industry. She attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando and was a member of Seven Rivers Country Club in Crystal River.
Surviving are her husband, Richard M. Shepherd Sr. of Crystal River; son, Richard M. Jr. of Lansing, Mich.; sister, Gloria Chapel of Detroit, Mich.; brother, Willis Chapel of Westland, Mich.; and many nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Patricia White, 78, of Crystal River 
Patricia K. White, 78, of Crystal River died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital.
A native of Detroit, Mich., she came here 17 years ago from Miami.
She was a retired bookkeeper. She was a Protestant.
She was preceded in death by her brother, the late Harold M. White, on May 26, 1997, and is survived by one daughter, Christina Schmalz and husband David of Ontario, Canada; a grandson, Michael, and a granddaughter, Kimberly, both of Ontario, Canada.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
 
James Cain Sr., 67, of Homosassa 
James Ernest Cain Sr., 67, of Homosassa died Sunday, April 26, 1998. He was born in Steven Station, N.J., to the late George and Beatrice Cain, and came to Homosassa 26 years ago from Lindenwold, N.J. Mr. Cain was retired from TV sales and service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 2013, Crystal River. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He was Protestant.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Mackey Cain of Homosassa; son, James Ernest Jr. of Dunnellon; two daughters, Mrs. Janice Susan Donahoo of Crystal River and Mrs. Joyce Ann Wienbel of Homosassa Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Patricia Dilks and Miss Candy Cain, both of Barrington, N.J.; and six grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Homosassa Chapel.

Lillie Mae Clevenger, 73, of Inverness 
Lillie Mae Clevenger, 73, of Inverness died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee, on June 14, 1924, to the late Charlie and Willie Washburn France, she came here 24 years ago from Miami. Mrs. Clevenger was a homemaker. She was a World War II U.S. Army WAC. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Albert, July 24, 1997.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis A. Clevenger of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Jeffrey N. Clevenger of Inverness; one daughter, Karen Clevenger of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Leonard France and Clinton France, both of Newport, Tenn.; three sisters, Nell Long of Maryville, Tenn., Anna Kate Williams and Agnes Sisk both of Newport, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

George Fuderer, 78, of Lenoir, N.C.
Retired Commander George Adam Fuderer, 78, of Wellington Court, Lenoir, N.C., died Monday, April 27, 1998, at his residence. He was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Akron, Ohio, to the late Frank and Madgalena Gaugler Fuderer.
Mr. Fuderer was a retired commander with the U.S. Navy and a veteran of World War II and Korean conflict. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Marie Lynch Fuderer of the home; two sons, George Francis Fuderer of Columbia, Md., and Gregory Adam Fuderer of Jacksonville; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Fuderer Evans of Lenoir, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home, Lenoir, N.C.

Marie Haines, 93, of Inverness 
Marie J. Haines, 93, of Inverness died Monday, April 27, 1998, at Mariner Health Care, Inverness. Born in David City, Neb., she moved to the area 17 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker. She was Protestant.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Cole of Inverness; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Allan Horner, 67, of Hernando 
Allan ''Al'' W. Horner, 67, of Hernando died Sunday, April 26, 1998. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., and came to Hernando nine years ago from Roxbury, Conn. Mr. Horner retired in 1985 after 15 years of service as owner of Midas Mufflers in Danbury, Conn. He was Methodist.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Joan Huston Horner of Hernando; four sons, Allan W. of Willimantic, Conn., David B. of Ridgefield, Conn., Mark S. of Penfield, N.Y., and James M. of Alabama; three daughters, Mrs. Patricia C. Claffey of Groton, Mass., Mrs. Karen L. Dumont of Acworth, Ga., and Mrs. Susan D. Fosner of Hopkinton, Mass.; and 15 grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

James Kidder, 74, of Hernando 
James C. Kidder, 74, of Hernando died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born to Elsie and James C. Kidder on Dec. 2, 1923, in Woodland, Maine.
He moved here from Schenectady, N.Y., 10 years ago. He retired from General Electric Company as a financial consultant. He was a Protestant. He was a World War II Air Force veteran. 
He is survived by his wife, Ida May Kidder of (Citrus Hills) Hernando; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Suzzane Kidder of Weeki Wachee; and two brothers, John and Arnold both of Woodland, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the SPCA or to your favorite children's organization.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Frederick Proffitt, 56, of Hernando 
Frederick Victor Proffitt, 56, of Hernando died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Valparaiso, Ind., on May 8, 1941, he came here 23 years ago from St. Petersburg. Mr. Proffitt was a retired police officer for the Porter Police Department of Porter, Ind. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post No. 400 of Orlando, the Florida Sheriff's Association and the Chesterton Moose Lodge No. 1623 of Chesterton, Ind. Mr. Proffitt was Protestant.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Ken Pannell of Tyler, Texas; mother, Marian Senecal of Hernando; sister and brother-in-law, Roberta ''Bobbie'' and Andy Phillips of Wooster, Ohio; niece, Jennifer Betts; nephew, Steven Betts; and great-niece, Kori Betts.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Mary Rucci, 85, of Beverly Hills 
Mary L. Rucci, 85, of Beverly Hills died Monday, April 27, 1998. She was born in New York City, N.Y., on Feb. 14, 1913. She came to Beverly Hills 27 years ago from New Hyde Park, N.Y.
She was a retired secretary. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church of Beverly Hills and Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary of Beverly Hills.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Alfred Rucci of Beverly Hills; brother, Dennis Princhinello of New York, N.Y.; sister, Sadie Santasiero of New York, N.Y.; and several nephews and nieces including Maryann Russo of Fort Myers.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Paul Seigler Jr., 80, of Homosassa 
Paul H. Seigler Jr., 80, of Homosassa died Monday, April 27, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. He was born in Augusta, Ga., and came to Homosassa four years ago from Tampa. Mr. Seigler was a retired marine engineer. He was a Merchant Marines veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Maria C. (Cajina) Seigler of Homosassa; one son, Glen Navarette of Tampa; and one daughter, Lucy Seigler of Homosassa.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Elizabeth Tarr, 85, formerly of Homosassa
Elizabeth A. Tarr, 85, of Clearwater died Sunday, April 26, 1998. She was born in Venango, Pa. Mrs. Tarr moved to Clearwater from Homosassa. She was a former member of Crystal River United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Francis B. Tarr of Clearwater (formerly of Homosassa); one daughter, Rita D. Dickson of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren, Christine, Tracey, Joel and Trevor; and one great-grandson, Kevin.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Harry Anderson, 81, of Dunnellon 
Harry W. Anderson, 81, of Dunnellon died Tuesday, April 28, 1998. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 4, 1916. He came to Dunnellon 21 years ago from Markham, Ill. Mr. Anderson was a manager in quality control for the manufacturing industry. He was a member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Citrus Springs and a member of Rainbow Springs Country Club in Dunnellon.
Surviving are his wife, Marie M. Anderson of Dunnellon; daughter, Janice Bristow of Valdosta, Ga.; sister, Marguerite Boyle of Muskegon, Mich.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Zoe Bodnar, 50, of Homosassa 
Zoe Ann Bodnar, 50, of Homosassa died Monday, April 27, 1998, in Brooksville. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and came here 10 years ago from St. Petersburg. She attended Key Training Center.
Surviving are her parents, Charles and Florence Bodnar of Homosassa; two brothers, Charles Bodnar of Altoona, Pa., and Daniel Bodnar of St. Petersburg; and two sisters, Wadine Shawen of Largo and Evette Appleby of Apopka.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Donald Church, 50, of Homosassa 
Donald Earl Church, 50, of Homosassa died Saturday, April 25, 1998, in Daytona Beach. He was born in Miami and came to Homosassa four years ago from there. Mr. Church was a tile contractor.
He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Ewing of Homosassa; brother, William Grafton of Ocala; and sister, Montine Lopez of Homosassa.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Clara Douglas, 96, of Lecanto 
Clara King Douglas, 96, of Lecanto died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at the Crystal River Health and Rehab Center. She was born in Lecanto to John E. and Sibbiah Morrison King. Mrs. Douglas was the descendant of three Citrus County pioneer families. She returned to Lecanto 30 years ago from Nashville, Tenn. She was a retired high school teacher and a member of the Lecanto Church of Christ. She was the wife of the late Ebbie Hugh Douglas, who died in 1959, and mother of the late Marilyn Claire Bowman.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Knowlton F. Christ of Lecanto, Marian Nancy and J.R. Dengler of Crystal River; a son and daughter-in-law, John King and Alma Douglas of Tampa; 12 grandchildren including John Douglas, Scott Douglas and Susan Douglas Gleaton, all of Tampa; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins including Frank and Della Allen, Freida King and Walton Wilson, all of Lecanto.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Ethelyn Getty, 79, of Inverness 
Ethelyn Goodrow Getty, 79, of Inverness died Tuesday, April 28, 1998. She was born in Bristol, Conn., and came to Inverness 10 years ago from Norwich, Conn. Mrs. Getty was a member of Eden Gardens Seventh-day Adventist Church, Inverness. She was the wife of the late Mr. Alvin E. Getty, who died March 26, 1998, and Mr. Raymond Goodrow, who died in 1984.
Surviving are her son, Randall Goodrow of Norwich, Conn.; two daughters, Mrs. Elaine Ackley of Stonington, Conn., and Mrs. Gwen Mosher of Glastonbury, Conn.; two brothers, George Mudgett of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and John Mudgett of Waterford, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Irene Parker of Inverness; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Sylvester McKeon Jr., 75, of Homosassa 
Sylvester J. (Sonny) McKeon Jr., 75, of Homosassa died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came to Homosassa 14 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired sheet metal laborer. Mr. McKeon was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was a member of Sheet Metal Inter-Union Local No. 29 in New York City.
Surviving are one son, Patrick J. of Tampa; two daughters, Gilda Triola of Tampa and Jill McKeon of Williamstown, Vt.; two brothers, Kenneth of Massapequa, N.Y., and Donald of Carlsbad, Calif.; two sisters, Marilyn Castleberry of New York City, N.Y., and Patsy Puglisie of Boynton Beach; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Alice Wusterbarth, 81, of Crystal River
Alice Louise (Beckley) Wusterbarth, 81, of Crystal River, formerly of Bristol, Conn., widow of Edward R. Wusterbarth, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at home. Mrs. Wusterbarth was born in Hartford, Conn., on Feb. 18, 1917, and was a daughter of the late Edgar W. and Ella (Bogardus) Beckley. She was a Bristol resident for many years, graduating from Bristol High School. She was a former member and past matron of Olivet Chapter No. 29 Order of Eastern Star and was a former member of Prospect United Methodist Church, Bristol. She resided in Los Angeles, Calif., for 14 years where she was employed as a secretary to Dr. French of the Presbyterian Synod before retiring. She was also a former member and past matron of Los Angeles Chapter No. 258 OES. She then moved to Terryville in 1980 and moved to Florida in 1983 where she was a member of Crystal River United Methodist Church and AARP Citrus County Chapter.
Mrs. Wusterbarth is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Louise H. and Peter A. Classen of Bristol, Conn., Irene H. and Eugene Kelsey of Plainville, Conn., and Ruth A. and Robert Mussoff of Corona, Calif.; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Carl and Gayle Wusterbarth of Bristol, Conn.; a brother, Alan Freeman of Battle Creek, Mich.; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Warren Stauffer. She was predeceased by a son, Clifton Hyde and a granddaughter, Diane Classen.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Charles Henson, 70, of Homosassa 
Charles O. Henson, 70, of Homosassa died Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at Manor Care in Centerville, Ohio. He was Lutheran. He was a member of the Organization of Florida Fishermen. Charles loved to fish, watch manatees, play a good game of poker and spend time with his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth (Leigeber) Henson; a son, Charles R. (Ron); a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra J. and Kenneth L. Worley; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services will be held at the Routsong Funeral Home, Kettering, Ohio.

Mary Schlueder, 77, of Floral City 
Mary Francine Schlueder, 77, of Floral City died Tuesday, April 28, 1998. She was born in Montgomery, Ala., and came to Floral City 17 years ago from Melbourne, Fla. Mrs. Schlueder was a retired manager in retail. She was a member of the SHARE Group of Citrus Memorial Hospital, News Letter Group of First United Methodist Church of Inverness and the First United Methodist Church of Inverness.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mickey K. Tolley of Inverness; Mrs. Bonnie K. Leech of Melbourne and Mrs. Ollie-Faye Magnussan of Millis, Mass.; a brother, Paul Herron, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Cowart, both of Montgomery, Ala.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.


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