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Kathryn (Morgan) Sommer

KATHRYN MORGAN SOMMER, 96, Mayflower Court, Winter Park, died Saturday, July 18. Born in Kissimmee, she was a lifelong resident of Central Florida.

She was a member of First Methodist Church of Winter Park. She was a former president of Winter Park Woman's Club and member of the Board of Trustees of Winter Park Memorial Hospital and Winter Park Public Library Board.

Survivors: daughters, Jane M. Dommerich, Palm Beach, Ann Saurman, Winter Park; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Carey Hand Cox Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.

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Edna (Wendel) Buckman

EDNA W. BUCKMAN, 87, Hazelcrest, Ill., died Sunday, July 31. Mrs. Buckman was a homemaker. Born in Harvey, Ill., she moved to Central Florida in 1983.

A member of Park Lake Presbyterian Church, she also belonged to Rosalind Club of Orlando. Survivors: sons, Charles T., Quincy, Ill., James W., Flossmoor, Ill.; sister, Clara E. Wendel, Orlando. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando.
ORLANDO SENTINEL, August 3, 1994

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Gail (GiGi) McGinley

One of the best things that happened to our family was when Gail became a McGinely!
We were so lucky she married Jimmy and together they brought into this world five beautiful children. She was the best daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law and most of all the BEST GiGi to all of her beautiful grandchildren.
In addition to being all that she was also a great friend and there was nothing Gail wouldn't do for anyone! She was always there to help.

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Elsie "Sis" (McCoy) Eidson

ORLANDO OPERA LEADER ELSIE EIDSON DIES AT 65

Elsie McCoy ''Sis'' Eidson, an Orlando native who was one of the founders of the organization that grew into the Orlando Opera Company, died Sunday of a heart attack. She was 65.

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Margaret Piper

Miss Margaret Piper Dies, Civic Worker.
Miss Margaret Piper, 78, 1120 Palmer Ave., Winter Park, civic worker, world traveler and art and music figure, died Monday night after a week's illness.

Miss Piper had been a resident of the Orlando and Winter Park area since 1941. Born in Montclair, N.J., she was educated in Australia, with occasional trips to Europe and America. She spent four years in New York City and divided her time among Florida, New York and New England states, with travels in England and France until 1941.

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Mary Ann Germain

Mary Ann Germain, (63), of Sanford, FL went to be with the Lord, September 5, 2015, with her family and friends by her side. MaryAnn is survived by her mother, Eleanor Germain of Longwood, FL; and her siblings Patricia Germain Wyatt (Chad), Larry Germain (Trisha), Betsy Germain Reilly (Dave), Michaela Germain (Steve), and Dennis Germain (Florita) along with her nephews Larry Germain II, Brant Germain (Erin) and niece Tracie Holden (Nick). MaryAnn was Mimi to Anna, Morgan, Owen, Wyatt, MacKenly, Andrew, and Lucas.

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Billie Eva "Bo" (Shell) Ward

'Best mother' Billie Eva `Bo' Ward was devoted to her community

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Annette "Netsy" (McKenny) Scott

'NETSY' SCOTT, 86, INTERIOR DESIGNER

ANNETTE ''NETSY'' MCKENNEY SCOTT, an interior designer in Orlando for 24 years, died Tuesday. She was 86. Mrs. Scott, an interior designer from 1948 to 1972, was one of the most well-respected members of the design community. She served as adviser to the first and several subsequent Opera Gala Guild Designers' Show Houses, and was consultant for the restoration of the Harry P. Leu House in Leu Botanical Gardens in the early 1980s.

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Florence "Flo" (Harper) Neidig

Florence 'Flo' Neidig - She inspired women to be leaders

Florence "Flo" Neidig spent decades fighting for good, ethical government. And though she never ran for public office, she
influenced a number of Central Florida women who did. Friends say she was more of a teacher than a preacher, and as a member of the League of Women Voters, she inspired generations of women to be involved in their community.

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Doris (Greer) Manuel

Manuel, Doris Greer, age 84, passed away February 19, 2012 of Lewy Body Dementia after a three year illness.

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Emily (Bavar) Kelly

JOURNALIST WHO BROKE DISNEY STORY DIES AT 88

Emily Bavar Kelly broke one of the biggest stories in Central Florida history when she was an editor at the Orlando Sentinel. In 1965, she discovered and wrote that it was Walt Disney who was buying thousands of acres of rural land southwest of Orlando, and that he planned to build a new theme park there. "She was able to read between the lines much faster than most people,'' her son, Jeff Bavar, said. "She was very intelligent.''

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Betsy (McBroom) Holloway

Prolific writer Betsy Holloway, 69, could draw people into her world.

The world will be a place of fewer witty words without Betsy Holloway in it. The Orlando social historian wrote a number of books and articles in which she humorously reflected on everything from growing up in North Carolina to eating out. Whether she was writing a book or telling a story, she had the ability to make readers feel part of her world -- from the carefree days of childhood to the calm, but uncertain, days of retirement.

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