Miscellaneous Citrus County, Florida Obituaries

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Richard Davis, 79, of Homosassa
Richard S. Davis, 79, of Homosassa died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he moved to the area 18 years ago from Smoke Rise, N.J. He was president and CEO of Denman & Davis Steel Service Ct., Clifton, N.J. He was a commander in the U.S. Navy World War II. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Crystal River.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; two sons, Mark of Tomkins Cove, N.Y., and William B. of Montclair, N.J.; two daughters, Lindsay Deinzer of Smoke Rise, N.J., and Lawren Davis of Sarasota; sister, Cynthia Haeberle of Dallas, Texas; and four grandchildren.
National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Barbara Edwards, 48, of Crystal River 
Barbara Green Edwards, 48, of Crystal River died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville after a brief illness. Mrs. Edwards was born in Alachua and came to Crystal River 16 years ago from Nashville, Tenn. She was office manager for Citrus Pipeline. She was a member of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto. She graduated from Newberry High School. 
She was a flight attendant for National Airlines for nine years in the '70s. Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Edwards Jr., M.D.
She is survived by one son, Harry A. Edwards ''Hunter'' IV of Crystal River; two stepsons, Mark Edwards of Coral Gables and John Edwards of Orange Beach, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Elizabeth Kuiper of Madison, Miss.; her mother, Lorene Green of Archer, Fla.; four brothers, William W. Green of Norfolk, Va., Glenward D. Green of Jacksonville, A. Roscoe Green of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and George W. Green Jr. of Alachua; three sisters, Jean O'Steen of Alachua, Wilma Green of Archer, Fla., and Ruby Green of Gainesville; and three step-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

John Hughart, 82, of Inverness 
John I. Hughart, 82, of Inverness died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice. Born in Lost Creek, W.Va., on July 12, 1915, to the late John and Nancy Ann Hughart, he came here 20 years ago from Highland, Md. Mr. Hughart was a retired service technician for General Electric Corp. with 20 years of service. He was a Protestant. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 217 of College Park, Md., and a life member of VFW Post No. 4252 of Hernando, a World War II Naval veteran and Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni Chapter No. 32.
Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Esther Krages Hughart of Inverness; son, Russell G. (Darlene) Walker of New Symrna Beach; stepson, William (Ann) Taylor of Dundalk, Md.; two daughters, Mary Annis (John) Wible of San Antonio, Texas, and Wanda (Tim) Calderwood of Mitchelsville, Md.; stepdaughter, Marion (Sam) Ireland of Edgewood, Md.; two brothers, Clarence of Arvada, Colo., and Roger of Baltimore, Md.; sister, Mary Ann Kress of Golden, Colo.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Gilbert Farnum, 61, of Homosassa 
Gilbert W. Farnum, 61, of Homosassa died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at his residence. Born in Troy, N.Y., he came to Homosassa six years ago from Conway, Ark. Mr. Farnum was a truck driver. He was a Baptist. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in New York and VFW in Conway, Ark.
Surviving are his wife, Rose A. (Alley) Farnum of Homosassa; son, Robert J. of Homosassa; daughter, Tammy J. Householder of Kokomo, Ind.; brother, Charles of Mechanicsville, N.Y.; sister, Clair of Stratford, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Frieda Nicolaysen, 94, of Inverness 
Frieda Wihelmina Nicolaysen, 94, of Inverness died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998. She was born in Germany and came to Inverness 30 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. Mrs. Nicolaysen was Lutheran. She was the wife of the late Mr. August Peter Nicolaysen, who died Aug. 3, 1969.
Surviving are her brother, Mr. Martin Rascher, and sister, Ms. Rose Rascher, both of Inverness.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Samuel Rowand, 61, of Homosassa 
Samuel D. Rowand, 61, of Homosassa died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. He was born to Minnie and Hazelton Rowand on Feb. 12, 1936, in Gloucester City, N.J. He moved here from Gloucester City, N.J., five years ago. He retired from Georgia Pacific Gypsum Division in Gloucester City, N.J. He was Protestant. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Rowand of Homosassa; seven children, Tracy DiMauro of Woodbury Heights, N.J., Patrick Rowand of Spring Hill, Timothy Rowand and Christain Rowand both of Homosassa, Pride Rowand, Kelley Rowand and Samuel Rowand; three sisters, Minnie Mealey of Gloucester City, N.J., Margaret Birney of California and Charlotte of Florida; one brother, John Rowand; and two grandchildren, Brandon Malone and Justin Rowand, both of Spring Hill.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Dorothy Rudnicky, 90, of Hernando 
Dorothy L. Rudnicky, 90, of Hernando died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998. She was born in Newport, Ark., and came to Hernando 13 years ago from Little Rock, Ark. Mrs. Rudnicky was a member of the Garden Clubs, Little Rock, Ark.; and Young Womens Democratic Society, Little Rock, Ark. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hernando. She was the wife of the late Captain James M. Rudnicky, who died June 17, 1987.
Surviving are her son, Phillip W. Phillips of Hernando; brother, Roy L. Runyan Sr. of Swifton, Ark.; two grandchildren, Phillip R. Phillips of Cody, Wyo., and Susan M. Zugan of Sarasota; and two great-grandchildren, Cindee Phillips and Travis Zugan.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Robert Simpson, 81, of Homosassa 
Robert D. Simpson, 81, of Homosassa died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998 at his residence. Born in Akron, Ohio, he moved to the area eight years ago from Mesa, Ariz. He was a custodian for the school system; and life member of the Moose Lodge. Mr. Simpson was a kind and gentle father with many talents. He was liked by everyone he met.
Survivors include two sons, Alan Keith of Homosassa and Robert Larry of Medford, Ore.; daughter, Marcie Kay Powell of Yucaipa, Calif.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Dorothy Thomas, 75, of Dunnellon 
Dorothy F. Thomas, 75, of Dunnellon died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998. She was born in Hartford, Conn., and came to Dunnellon five years ago from Miami. Mrs. Thomas was a retired secretary for Dade County Schools. She was Catholic. She was the wife of the late Mr. Jack Thomas, who died June 9, 1988.
Surviving are her son, John C. Thomas of Erie, Pa.; daughter, Ms. Susan K. Thomas of Dunnellon; and sister, Mrs. June Sweeney of Fort Pierce.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Lester Whitlock, 89, of Inverness 
Lester C. Whitlock, 89, of Inverness died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998. He was born in Enterprise, Ill., and came to Inverness 22 years ago from Portage, Ind. Mr. Whitlock retired from U.S. Steel after 28 years as a steelworker and was a school teacher in the 1930s, at Southern Illinois. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Hernando. He was the father of the late Mr. Gerald Whitlock and Ms. June Whitlock.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Olive M. Golden Whitlock of Inverness; son, Richard of Chesterton, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Wagner and Mrs. Karla Kenyon, both of Asheville, N.C.; sister, Mrs. Fleta Funk of Springfield, Ill.; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Audrick Huey, 74, of Holder
Audrick Huey, 74, of Holder died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998. She was born in Brooker to Mr. Bennie B. and Martha Shirley Sapp, and came to Holder 26 years ago from Silver City, N.M. Mrs. Huey was a loving caregiver to many people and past president of the Cemetery Association, Holder. She was active in the Holder community. She was Baptist. She was the wife of the late Mr. R.C. ''Buck'' Bellamy and the late Mr. Freeman Brice Huey, Sept. 12, 1987.
Surviving are her brother, Kenneth Sapp of Holder; four sisters, Mrs. Gloria Watson of Wilcox, Mrs. Iva Turner, Mrs. Wanda ''Pat'' Keebler, both of Holder, and Mrs. Betty Jo Sauls of Bell; and several nieces and nephews.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Clelia Martines, 91, of Inverness 
Clelia J. Martines, 91, of Inverness died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Italy on Nov. 24, 1906, to the late Pasquale and Rosalia (Levatino) Cimino, she came here 27 years ago from Franklin Square, Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker. She was Catholic.
Surviving are three sons, Pat Martines and Frank Martines, both of Inverness, and Robert Martines of DeLand; one sister, Marie L'Episcopo of Fort Lauderdale; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Martines, and her son, Alfonso Martines.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

John O'Shea, 79, of Beverly Hills 
John M. O'Shea, 79, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills from Elmont, N.Y. Mr. O'Shea was retired from O'Brien-Sherwood Association as a marketing researcher. He was a member of the Irish American Club; Abbot Sadlier Knights of Columbus and former Beverly Hills Surveillance. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Frances McLaughlin O'Shea of Beverly Hills; three sons, Michael J. of San Francisco, Calif., John M. of Denver, Colo., and Paul A. of Sarasota; two daughters, Ms. Frances E. O'Shea, Mrs. Patricia Breuer, both of New York City, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Minnie Radford, 96, of Dunnellon 
Minnie Radford, 96, of Dunnellon died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998. She was born in Monticello, and came to Dunnellon in 1995 from Quincy. Mrs. Radford was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church of Quincy. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Surviving are two sons, James Radford Jr. of Augusta, Ga., and Freddie Radford of Oakland, Calif.; two grandchildren, Gloria Radford and Fred Lewis Radford Jr., both of Oakland, Calif.; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

William Ruegamer, 75, of Sugarmill Woods
William R. Ruegamer, 75, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at his residence. He was born in Huntington, Ind., and came here 11 years ago. Mr. Ruegamer was a retired college professor.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene F. (Frankenberg) Ruegamer of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa; and a brother-in-law, David Frankenberg of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

LaVerne Stewart, 64, of Colorado Springs
LaVerne R. Stewart, 64, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998. Mr. Stewart was born in Rochester, Pa., on Aug. 31, 1933.
LaVerne is survived by his son, Michael R. (Georgia) Stewart of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Evelyn Lucianna of Rochester, Pa.; brothers, Donald of August, Ga., Dawayne of Clearwater and George of Cocoa Beach; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998 at Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Sq. Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo. 80918.

Catherine Tuppen, 87, of Ocala 
Catherine R. Tuppen, 87, of Ocala died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998. She was born in Stillwater, Okla., and came to Ocala nine years ago from Miami. Mrs. Tuppen was a housewife. She was a member of Delta Tau Delta Sorority of Fort Lauderdale and past president of Ladies Sinawik of Pompano Beach.
Surviving are two daughters, Tamara T. Miller of Ocala and Pamella T. Ruggie of Astatula; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Fero Funeral Homes, Dunnellon Chapel.
 
Mary Dawson, 69, of Inverness 
Mary Ann Dawson, 69, of Inverness died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998. She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, and came to Inverness 20 years ago from Ottawa, Ohio. Mrs. Dawson was a member of First Baptist Church, Rutland.
Surviving are her husband, John R. Dawson of Inverness; a son, Alan Bradley Roe of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Lana Mackino of Dunnellon; three sisters, Mrs. Eileen Lamson of New Paris, Ohio, Mrs. Janet Dugger of Inverness and Mrs. Saundra Norman of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Stephanie Caton and Jamie Mackino, both of Dunnellon.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Margaret Decary, 86, of Ocala 
Margaret Decary, 86, of Ocala died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Ocala Regional Hospital. She was born in Rochester, N.Y., and came to Ocala 20 years ago from there. Mrs. Decary was a retired secretary with the Webster, N.Y., YMCA. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Decary enjoyed her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Lionel Decary of Ocala; two daughters, Christine Andrews of Longwood and Joan Deloro of Newark, N.Y.; a sister, Betty Chesterson of Rochester, N.Y.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchldren.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Bobbie Head, 68, of Homosassa 
Bobbie R. Head, 68, of Homosassa died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. He was born in Inverness and was a lifelong resident of Homosassa.
Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn Monroe Head of Homosassa Springs, Grace L. Linderman of Hernando and Frances Ann Anderson of Homosassa; one son, Robert Andrew Head of Homosassa; six sisters and one brother; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Jack Lambert, 54, of Miami
Jack Lambert, 54, died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, in Miami. He is survived by his two children and their spouses, Carrie and Kenneth Sisk and Shaun and Tania Lambert; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Bianca and Austin.
Jack was a well known goldsmith in Coconut Grove for 15 years. He had other galleries in Highlands, N.C., St. Armands, Sarasota and Homosassa Springs. He was an award-winning artist in the art show circuit and will be deeply missed by all family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Homosassa Springs.

Gertrude Marchetti, 87, of Beverly Hills 
Gertrude M. Marchetti, 87, of Beverly Hills died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., and came to Beverly Hills 29 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a Protestant. She was a member of Beverly Hills Community Church.
She is survived by a nephew, Louis W. Nordstrom of Burke, Va.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Burl Morris, 86, of Floral City 
Burl W. ''Cotton'' Morris, 86, of Floral City died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Salem, Ind., on Aug. 13, 1911, to Nasby and Lula (Herron) Morris, he came here 39 years ago from there. Mr. Morris was a retired owner of Morris Oil Company. He was a member of the Salem First Christian Church. He was a member of Salem Lions Club, Salem Masonic Lodge No. 21 for 50 years, Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, a charter member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club. He attended the Floral City United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one son, John Richard Morris of Salem, Ind.; one daughter, Cynthia M. Brannen of Inverness; one brother, Max of Scottsburg, Ind.; one sister, Mary Ruth Taylor of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; four grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Jennifer and Sam; and seven great-grandchildren, Michael, Zachary, Samantha, Cameron, Bailey, Alexander and Stephanie.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Irene Morris, 88, of Inverness 
Irene Mary Morris, 88, of Inverness died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at the Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born on June 30, 1909, in Hinsdale, N.H., to the late Richard and Adeline (Dauphinais) Hart, she came here four years ago from Cape Cod, Mass. Mrs. Morris was a retired assistant manager for the Delano Hotel. She was a resident of the Inverness Club, where she enjoyed participating in many activities. She was Catholic.
Surviving are one daughter, Anne Stone of Inverness; two sisters, Frances Hitchcock of East Hampton, Conn., and Kathleen Brantner of North Fort Myers; five grandchildren, Steve, Lee, Jack, Heather and Timothy; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Janet Pepper, 56, of Chester, N.H.
Janet Louise Pepper, 56, of Chester, N.H., died at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, after a long illness. Mrs. Pepper was born in Hyannis, Mass., on June 24, 1941. She worked with her husband as a bookkeeper in the electrical contracting business for many years. She with her husband have been winter residents in Citrus County for the last 10 years. Mrs. Pepper was a member of the Gideon International Auxiliary. She was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Chester, N.H.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, John R. Pepper Sr. of Chester, N.H.; three sons, John R. Jr. of Freemont, N.H., Dennis M. of Chester, N.H., and Donald A. of Derring, N.H.; two daughters, Deborah J. Smith of Raymond, N.H., and Deanna L. Cross of Lawrence, Mass.; her mother, Lillian A. Brown of Beverly Hills; brother, Bernard E. Brown of Avon, Mass.; two sisters, Beverly A. Nicholson of Crystal River and Priscilla Coughlin of Marietta, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.


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