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Leland Bacon

Leland D. Bacon, 72, of Sebastian, died June 24, 1998, at his residence after a prolonged illness. He was born May 20, 1926, in Battle Creek, Mich., and moved to Sebastian in 1977 from Hastings, Mich. Mr. Bacon owned the Copper Lantern Restaurants in Hastings, Charlotte and Coldwater, Mich. He was the “Turf Doctor”’ in charge of lawn maintenance at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, and the assistant superintendent at the Sebastian Municipal Golf Course. He was a member of the Italian-American Club, Eagles Sebastian Aerie No. 4067 and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Sebastian. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are his daughter, Tracy L. Bacon, of Allegan, Mich.; and one grandchild. At the family’s request, there will be no visitation. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960; or American Cancer Society, 1401 21st St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mr. Bacon’s memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach, is in charge of local arrangements.

Charles Collins

Charles “Bubba” Collins Sr., 79, of Wabasso, died June 17, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. He was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Melbourne. Mr. Collins was a citrus laborer for Graves Brothers, Vero Beach. He was a treasurer for the Wabasso Fire Department. He was a member of Church of God in Christ, Wabasso. Surviving are his wife, Minnie; one son, Charles Collins Jr., of Wabasso; two daughters, Katie Tellis, of Wabasso, and Debris Flowers, of Fort Pierce; one sister, Mary Goldwire, of Clyo, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 11:30 a.m. June 27 at Church of God in Christ, Wabasso, with the Rev. Lee E. Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Wabasso Cemetery, Wabasso. Stone Brothers Funeral Chapel, Gifford, was in charge of arrangements.

Rosanne Bissaillon

Rosanne Bissaillon, 74, of Barefoot Bay, died June 21, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Omaha, Neb., and moved to Barefoot Bay six years ago from Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Bissaillon worked in the personnel department for various hospitals in Pittsfield, Mass. She was a member of the Indian River Cremation Society. Surviving are two sons, Barry Bissaillon, of Oak Bluffs, Mass., and Michael Bissaillon, of Bonney Lake, Wash.; two daughters, Kathy Austin, of Allen, Texas, and Cherrie Francis, of Vero Beach; two sisters, Mary Dietrich, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Kate Schutz, of Omaha; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. At the family’s request, there will be no repose or visitation. A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to VNA Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960; or to the American Cancer Society, 1401 21st St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mrs. Bissail- ion’s memory.

George Kenney

George T. Kenney, 69, of Sebastian, died June 26, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., and moved to Sebastian in 1995 from South Holland, Ill. Mr. Kenney was a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Roseanne; one daughter, Cynthia Wragg, of Lithonia, Ga.; one son, Richard Kenney, of Peotone, Ill.; one brother, Ray Kenney, of Clayton, Calif.; and five grandchildren. At the family’s request, there will be no repose or visitation. No services are scheduled, In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the charity of one’s choice in Mr. Kenney’s memory. Cremation services were provided by Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Jack Tankersley

Jack D. Tankersley, 68, of Sebastian, died June 27, 1998, at his residence after a prolonged illness. Mr. Tankersley was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Harrisburg, Ill., and moved to Sebastian two years ago from Camarillo, Calif. He was a retired musician. Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Betty; and a brother, Bob Tankersley, of Tennessee. At the family’s request, there will be no repose or visitation. No services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 237 E. Marks St., Orlando, Fla. 32803, in Mr. Tankersley’s memory. Cremation services were provided by Indlan River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Herbert Hummer

Herbert B. Hummer, 80, of 1210 W. Periwinkle Circle, Barefoot Bay, died June 28, 1998 at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a pro- longed illness. He was born Sept. 10, 1917 in Norwood, Ohio, and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1983 from Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. Hummer was chief engineer for Durametallic Corp., Kalamazoo. He was in the Merchant Marines, a Veteran of World War II, a past president of the Barefoot Bay Kiwanis, and a member of The Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mr. Hummer was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, on May 23. Donations can be made to Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, Barefoot Bay Kiwanis Club, 403 South Seagull Circle, Barefoot Bay, Fla. 32976; or Micco Fire Department, Barefoot Boulevard, Barefoot Bay, Fla. 32976. Arrangements were under the direction of Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay.

Arthur Davis

Arthur E. Davis, 58, of Sebastian, died July 2, 1998, at his residence after a prolonged illness. He was born Jan. 15, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian seven years ago from Brookfield, Conn. Mr. Davis was a representative for Texas Farm Products, Nacogdoches, Texas. Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Linda; two sons, Arthur Davis, of Heber City, Utah, and Christian Walsh, of New Prestion, Conn.; a daughter, Irene Hopkins, of New Milford, Coun.; and six grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Wilesthoff Brevard Hospice, P.O. Box 560965, Rockledge, Fla. 32956-0965, in Mr. Davis' memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.

Margaret Johnston

Margaret Kate Johnston, 89, of Sebastian, died July 4, 1998, at her relative's home in Sebastian after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 9, 1909, in England, and moved to Sebastian five years ago from Little Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas. Mrs. Johnston was a sculptress in the Bahamas and a member of the Welcome Wagon Club in Sebastian. Surviving are three sons, William W. Johnston, Marsh Harbor, Abaco, Peter Johnston, Little Harbor, and Paul D. Johnston, Concord, Calif.; a daughter, Marina Galarneaux, Brewster, Mass.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date in the Bahamas. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.

Walter Holt

Walter P. Holt, 78, of Fellsmere, died July 1,1998, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Palm Beach. He was born March 27, 1920, in Waynesville Township, Ill., and moved to Vero Beach 11 years ago from his birthplace. Mr. Holt was a self-employed farmer. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and was a prisoner of war for 3 1/2 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Riverside As- sembly of God Church, Roseland. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary; five sons, Kent Holt and Lyn Holt, both of Waynesville, Ill., Lee Holt, of Heyworth, Ill., Roger Holt, of Fellsmere, and Brian Holt, of Melbourne; two daughters, Paula West, of Waynesville, and Wendy Mixell, of Barefoot Bay; one brother, Clifford Holt, of Clinton, Ill.; one sister, Phyllis Romane, of Washington, Ill; a half-brother, Virgil Holt, of Detroit, Mich.; and a half-sister, Hazel Simms, of Decatur, Ill. A memorial service was held at Riverside Assembly of God Church, in Roseland. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the charity of one's choice in Mr. Holt's memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lowther Cremation Service, Vero Beach.

Russell Anderson

Russell C. Anderson, 84, of Sebastian, died July 6, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was born Feb. 16, 1914, in New Britain, Conn., and was a resident of Indian River County for 21 years, moving here from Hebron, Conn. Mr. Anderson was a retired foreman for Pratt and Whitney and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion Post 189 and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Post 10210, both in Sebastian; a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart No. 494, Vero Beach; and a member of the Frederick Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 14 in Plainville, Coun. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Vero Beach. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Eleanor; two sons, David Anderson of Agawam, Mass., and Master Sgt. Robert Anderson of McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.; two daughters, Susan Anderson, of New Britain, and Carolyn Anderson, of Sebastian; a sister, Eileen Erickson, of Bristol, Conn.; and seven grandchildren. At the request of the family, memorial services will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1850 Sixth Ave., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960 in memory of Mr. Anderson. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lowther Cremation Service, Vero Beach.

Irene Green

Irene P. Green, 79, 126 Jimmy St., Sebastian, died July 6, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital, Veto Beach, after a brief illness. She was born June 9,1919, in Pamelia, N.Y., and moved to Sebasnan in 1978 from Evans Mills, N.Y. Mrs. Green was a dairy farmer, prior to retirement. She was an organist for Whispering Palms Social Club, Sebastian, and a 60-year member of Pine Grove Grange, Calcium, N.Y. She was a member of St. Sebastian Church, Sebastian. Surviving are two sons, Richard G. Green, of Beaver Falls, N.Y., and Donald J. Green, of Cincinnati; one sister, Norma Jean LaRock, of Calcium; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated July 11 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Watertown, N.Y., with the Rev. Mark McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Cal- cium Community Cemetery. The family suggests donations be made to Calcium Volunteer Fire Department, Calcium, N.Y. 13616, or the American Heart Association, do P.O. Box 66, Lowville, N.Y. 13367, in Mrs. Green's memory. Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, N.Y., is in charge.

Barbara Klecak

Barbara A. Klecak, 67, of Barefoot Bay, died July 8, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. She was born March 16, 1931, in Jersey City, N.J., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1989 from Leonardo, N.J. Mrs. Klecak was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Club, Barefoot Bay, and Sebastian Moose Lodge No. 1767. Surviving are her husband, of 11 years, George; four daughters, Gale Piorrowski, of Old Bridge, N.J., Erin Fanning, of Keyport, N.J., Susan Pyrel, of Leonardo, and Robyn Ferris, of Marawan, N.J.; two brothers, Donald Humphrey, of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., and Arthur Humphrey, of Horsham, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Noreen Nespor

Noreen A. Nespor, 46, of Sebastian, died July 11, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness. She was born March 25, 1952, in Yonkers, N.Y. She moved to Sebastian in 1990 from Connecticut. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Nespor is survived by her husband, Robert; a brother, Richard Mitzian, of Yonkers; and a niece, Noel Mitzian, of Yonkers. At the request of the family, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Sociery, 1401 21st Sr., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960 in her memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lowther Cremation Service, Vero Beach.

William Algeo

William W. Algeo, 81, 702 Clearmont Sr., Sebastian, died July 10, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 17, 1916, in Philadelphia and moved to Sebastian from Feasterville, Pa., in 1980. Mr. Algeo was a member of St. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church of Fort Pierce. He also was a member of Trevose Rescue Squad in Trevose, Pa. Surviving are his wife, Helen; three daughters, Virginia Irwin, of Spring Hill, Kathleen Hendrix, of Barefoot Bay, and Christine Kennedy, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held July 13 at St. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church. Private interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sr. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church, 1002 Bahama Ave., Fort Pierce, Fla. 34948, in Mr. Algeo's memory. Arrangements were under the direction of Fountainhead Funeral Home, Palm Bay.

Dominick Marchese

Dominick "Dan" Marchese, 64, of Sebastian, died July 10, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a prolonged iliness. He was born April 15, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian 12 years ago from Delaware Water Gap, Pa. Mr. Marchese was a member of Sr. Helen Catholic Church, Vero Beach. Surviving are his wife, Rose; one daughter, Jo-Ann Davido of Ridgway, Pa.; two sons, Dann Marchese, of Gilbert, Pa., and Dean Marchese, of Frederick, Md.; his mother and father, Lucy and Cologero Marchese, of Gilbert; one sister, Rosemarie Coppola, of Kresgeville, Pa.; two brothers, Charles Marchese, of Long Island, N.Y., and Carmine Marchese, of Brodheadsville, Pa.; and three grandchildren. Ar the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. No services are scheduled. Cremation services were provided by Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

John Razzini

John Louis Razzini, 73, of Sebastian, died unexpectedly July 9, 1998, at his residence. He was born July 5, 1925, in New York and moved to Sebastian in 1986 from Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Razzini was a printer at Grumman Aerospace for 40 years. He was a member of the Italian American Club, Sebastian, and the Grumman Retiree Club, Long Island. He was a volunteer firefighter with Bethpage Fire Department, Bethpage, N.Y.. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Evelyn; two daughters, Barbara Robinson, of Copiague, N.Y., and Jeanie Colberg, of Sebastian; one sister, Gloria Razzini, of Sebastian; and five grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated July 13 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church. Interment followed at Sebastian Cemetery, Sebastian. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, Gift of Remembrance Headquarters, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road No. 415, Mairland, Fla. 32751-7105, in Mr. Razzini's memory. The Strunk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mike Downey

Mike 0. Downey, 71, of Sebastian, died July 8, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. He was born April 5,1927, in Toana, Va., and moved to Sebastian 13 years ago from Elkton, Va. Mr. Downey was a foreman at American Metal Fabricators, Marlow Heights, Md., for 25 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Olga; and three sisters, Hazel Spaulding, of Manassas, Va., Ruth Harton, of Laneview, Va., and Phyllis May, of Elkton. Mr. Downey will be transferred to Kyger-Trobaugh Funeral Home, Eikton, for services and interment at Elk Run Cemetery, Elkron. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Rue Walker

Rue Gene "Pete" Walker, 38, 985 Laredo Lane, Sebastian, died July 7, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. He was born May 14, 1960, in Moultrie, Ga. He had been a resident of the Vero Beach and Sebastian area for 25 years. Mr. Walker was a roofer in Vero Beach for many years. Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Tammy; one daughter, Brandi Walker, of Vero Beach; one son, Pete Walker, of Vero Beach; his father and mother, Jimmie and Geneva Walker, of Vero Beach; one brother, Jimmie Eugene Walker, of Vero Beach; and two sisters, Dobbie Walker, of Vero Beach, and Verna Brown, of LaGrange, Ga. The funeral was held July 11 at the Aycock Funeral Home chapel, Fort Pierce, with the Rev. Buddy Tipton officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce.

Lillian Mossinghoff

Lillian A. Mossinghoff, 88, of Barefoot Bay, died July 6, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. She was born June 19, 1910, in Sr. Louis, Mo., and moved to Bare- foot Bay in 1980 from her birthplace. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Wilbur J. "Bill"; two sons, Donald Mossinghoff, of Sr. Charles, Mo., and Mark Mossinghoff, of St. Louis, Mo.; four daughters, Jeanne Hubban, of Florissant, Mo., Lois Dumey, of Sr. Louis, Mo., Barbara Mossinghoff, of Hazelwood, Mo., and Mary Beth Gill, of Lafayette, Colo.; 24 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mossinghoff is being transferred to the Buchholz Mortuaries, Sr. Louis, for services and burial at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Nataly Nijinski

Nataly Nijinski, 68, of Sebastian, died July 3, 1998, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce. She was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Manchuria, China, and had lived in Fort Pierce and Sebastian for more than 45 years. Mrs. Nijinksi owned and operated the Fort Pierce City Ballet Company, Fort Pierce, for 25 years. She taught art appreciation classes at both White City Elementary School, Fort Pierce, and at St. Joseph's College, Jensen Beach. Surviving are three sons, Karl F. Hennies, of Fort Pierce, Richard Craig Hennies, of Gainesville, and Eric Hennies, of Billings, Mont.; and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held July 11 at Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Pierce, with Albert Daniel officiating.

Everett Bachelder

Everett W. Bachelder, 79, of Barefoot Bay, died July 15, 1998, at his home after a prolonged illness. He was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Morrow County, Ohio, and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1980 from Mansfield, Ohio. Mr. Bachelder worked at General Motors, Mansfield, for 25 years. He Was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the E.B. Pinehart American Legion Post No. 754, Johnsonville, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Mary; two sons, Everett, of Broomfield, Colo., and Gary Bachelder, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Patricia Brook, of Mansfield, Christine Jurkuta, of Longwood, and Shirley Bertucci, of Indialantic; one brother, Ora Bachelder, of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Sylvia Coey, of Columbus; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held July 20 at Bryn Zion Cemetery, Mount Gilead, Ohio. The family suggests donations be made to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, P.O. Box 560965, Rockledge, Fla. 32956, in Mr. Bachelder's memory. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, was in charge of local arrangements.

Ledford Palmer

Ledford Palmer, 78, of Fellsmere, died July 15, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital, after a prolonged illness. He was born March 16, 1920, in Jackson, Ky., and moved to Fellsmere 37 years ago from Athel, Ky. Mr. Palmer was a land developer prior to retirement. Surviving are his wife of 53 years; Alice; four sons, Andrew Palmer and Louis Palmer, both of Vero Beach, Willard Palmer, of Palm Bay, and J.L. Palmer, of Wa- basso; five daughters, Jeannie Hanawalt and Judy Monnin, both of Vero Beach, Brenda Barnes, of Fellsmere, Thelma Cayton, of Hanahan, N.C., and Crystal Palmer, of Mount Dora; one sister, Doris Bird, of Grays, Ky.; and seven grandchildren. A funeral was held July 18 at the Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach. Entombment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce.

Susan Eddinger

Susan E. Eddinger, 47, of Fellsmere, died July 16, 1998, at her residence after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 4, 1950, in Erie, Pa., and moved to Felismere 10 years ago from her birthplace. Mrs. Eddinger was a homemaker. She was a member of Garden Club of Vero Beach, and an active participant with St. Jude Children's Hospital. Surviving are her husband of 26 years, Bradley; one son, Lyle E. Eddinger, of Fellsmere; one daughter. Danielle Fucci, of Felismere; her mother, Gladys Malone, of Cambridge Springs, Pa.; three brothers, Michael Malone, Gary Malone and Terry Malone, all of Cambridge Springs; one sister, Patty McClean- han, of Cambridge Springs; and one grandchild. A memorial service was held July 21 at First Baptist Church, Fellsmere, with the Rev. Buddy Johns officiating. The family suggests flowers or donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mrs. Eddinger's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.

James Raymond

James Edward Raymond, 82, of Barefoot Bay, died July 16, 1998, at his residence after a prolonged illness. He was born May 16, 1916, in Brewer, Maine, and moved to Barefoot Bay in the early 1980s from Se- bastian. Mr. Raymond was a member of Mystic Lodge No. 65 AF&AM of Hampden, Maine, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sebastian River Area Post. Surviving are his wife, Gladys; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay.

Mary Rowell

Mary Craft Bays Rowell, 96, of Marietta, Ga., and formerly of Wabasso, died July 18, 1998, in Marietta after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 1, 1901, in Guage, Ky. She moved from Wabasso to McDonough, Ga., then to Marietta six months ago. Survivors include four daughters, Irene Napier, of West Salem, Ohio, Mildred Haygood, of McDonough, Imogene Ligon, of Marietta, and Alice Bays, of Wabasso; two sons, Hubert Bays, of Merritt Island, and Kenneth Bays, of Albany, Ga.; a brother, S.E. Craft, of West Liberty, Ky.; three sisters, Mabel Smith, of Vero Beach, Alma Haydon, of Port St. Lucie, and Ruth McKin, of West Liberty, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held July 21 at the Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, followed by burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce.

Rose Esposito

Rose A. Esposito, 80, of Sebastian, died July 23, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born March 23, 1918, in New York City, and moved to Sebastian in 1980 from Miami Beach. Mrs. Esposito was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church of Barefoot Bay. Surviving are one son, Dr. Carmine J. Esposito Jr., of Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Ann Ritchie, of Winter Haven, and Lori Windheuser, of Sebastian; two brothers, Pat D'Angelo, of Valley Stream, N.Y., and Joseph D'Angelo, of Manorville, N.Y.; three sisters, Bebeanna Zagaro Miller and Rosette Ruggeri, both of West Babylon, N.Y., and Jane Graham, of Sebastian; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. At the family's request there will no viewing or visitation. A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay, with the Rev. Richard Redmond officiating. Interment will follow at Fountainhead Memorial Park in Palm Bay. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Shrine, 512 W. Saratoga St., Balti- more, Md. 21201-1896 or St. Luke's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 779-114, Barefoot Bay, Fla. 32976, in Mrs. Esposito's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.

Ruth Postell

Ruth Marie Postell, 67, of Fellsmere, died July 17, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland. She was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Fellsmere and was a lifelong resident of the area. Mrs. Postell was employed as a grader for a packinghouse. She was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Fellsmere. Surviving are her husband, Theodore; one son, Johnny M. Williams, of Ormond Beach; one daughter, Glendale James, of Fort Pierce; five brothers, Willie Belle, of Miami, Silas Belle, of Newark, N.J., Stanley Belle, of Pompano Beach, Nathaniel Belle, of Fellsmere, and James Belle, of St. Petersburg; three sisters, Helen Nesbitt, of Freeport, Grand Bahamas, Yvonne Kennedy, of Pompano Beach, and Pauline James, of St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. Friday at Stone Brothers Funeral Chapel, Gifford. The funeral was held July 25 at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Fellsmere, with the Rev. W.C. Stafford officiating. Interment followed at Brookside Cemetery, Fellsmere.

Bell Reaves

Bell 0. Reaves, 99, of Wabasso, died July 19, 1998, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce, after a prolonged iliness. She was born June 6, 1899, in Jefferson County, and moved to Wabasso 34 years ago from Mims. Mrs. Reaves was a homemaker. Surviving are a son, Phien D. Reaves, of Homervilie, Ga.; a daughter, Virgie Futch, of Wabasso; a brother, Elmo Stephens, of Perry; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m today at Cox-Gifford Funeral Home, Vero Beach, where a funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Jim Foxworth, of the 20th Avenue Church of God, and the Rev. Howard Hanley, of the Sebastian Church of God, officiating. Interment will follow at Winter Beach Cemetery, Winter Beach.

Olive Whitten

Olive B. Whitten, 88, of Vero Beach, died July 19, 1998, in Coral Springs after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Whitten was born Aug. 5, 1909, in Hackensack, N.J., and moved to Veto Beach in 1978 from Glens Falls, N.Y. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Vero Beach. Surviving are a son, Peter Whitten, of Glens Falls; a daughter, Sandra Alspach, of Boca Raton; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1850 Sixth Avenue, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in memory of Mrs. Whirten. Strunk Funeral Home, Veto Beach, is in charge of arrangements.