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Edna (Wendel) Buckman

Edna W Buckman was a homemaker and a member of Park Lake Presbyterian Church, she also belonged to Rosalind Club of Orlando. She moved to Orlando in 1983. Survivors: sons, Charles T., Quincy, Ill., James W., Flossmoor, Ill.; sister, Clara E. Wendel, Orlando. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando.

Edna is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando along with her parents and her sister Clara Elizabeth Wendel. The site Find A Grave indicates her date of death is July 30 and the obituary indicates it is July 31.

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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

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 was a civic worker, world traveler and art and music figure. Margaret had been a resident of the Orlando and Winter Park area since 1941. Born in Montclair, N.J., she was educated in Australia. She divided her time among Florida, New York and New England states, with travels in England and France until 1941. She served on the boards of Sorosis, the Orange County Chapter of American Red Cross, Young Women's Community Club, Community Chest and the Central Florida Branch of the English-Speaking Union.

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Billie Eva "Bo" (Shell) Ward

Billie Eva "Bopeep" Shell Ward was born in Hickory, NC on June 8, 1925 to Eva and William Shell. At the age of nine, her family moved from Tampa to Orlando, Florida, at which point she met Frederick James Ward, her future husband. She attended Hillcrest Elementary, Cherokee Junior High School and Orlando Senior High School. She graduated from Florida State College for Women, later known as Florida State University, where she majored in Social Work, and was President of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. In 1947 she married her childhood friend, Fred Ward.

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Annette "Netsy" (McKenny) Scott

Annette "Netsy" McKinney Scott passed away on July 7, 1992. Netsy was an interior designer from 1948 to 1972 and was one of the most well-respected members of the design community. She served as adviser to the 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. Mrs. Scott helped many beginning designers learn the business and establish themselves in the community. She was one of the founding members of the Florida chapter of the American Society of Interior Design.

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Florence "Flo" (Harper) Neidig

Florence "Flo" Neidig passed away Sunday, October 3 at the age of 96. She was born July 6, 1914 in Detroit, MI to David and Lula Southmayd Harper. She attended the University of Michigan and the Pennsylvania School of Social Work. She married Egbert W. "Bert" Neidig and lived in Detroit, Cincinnati, and Kansas City before moving to Orlando in 1958. Flo was active in the League of Women Voters, serving as President of the Orange County League and as a member of the State Board of the League of Women Voters.

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Doris (Greer) Manuel

Doris Greer Manuel passed away February 19, 2012. She was born in 1927 in Detroit where her Georgia parents had moved to find work. Upon the death of her mother Odessa Loyd Greer, her father James Hays Greer moved Doris and her little sister Judy to Cusseta Georgia where the two girls were raised by their aunt and uncle, Mabel and Bill Zachry. Doris met her future husband Frank J. Manuel when he was an army officer stationed at Ft. Benning and attended her church in nearby Cusseta. They married in 1946 after the Major returned from WWII infantry service in North Africa.

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Emily (Bavar) Kelly

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.

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Betsy (McBroom) Holloway

Betsy Holloway died on Tuesday, March 25, 2008. She was born in Durham, NC, on April 4, 1938, the only child of Joseph Ira and Ruth Gates McBroom. After attending the Durham public schools and graduating from Durham High School, she received her B.A. degree in English from Duke University in 1958.

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Virginia "Ginny" (Collins) Bryan

Virginia Collins Bryan, a volunteer for numerous civic and church organizations, died Monday at Orlando Regional Medical Center from complications of Parkinson's disease. Virginia was a fifth-generation Floridian from a pioneer Umatilla citrus family in Lake County. She was an active member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church and numerous charitable groups.

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Grace (Warlow) Barr

Friends and family remember Grace Warlow Barr as a vivacious, fun-loving woman who was a gracious hostess, a good cook and a loving mother and friend. An Orlando native and lifelong resident, Grace was perhaps best known for her cooking. As a Sentinel editor, she wrote columns and shared her recipes with readers during a newspaper career that spanned 27 years. In 1971 Sentinel-Star Publications released a compilation of her recipes in a cookbook, Cooking with Grace.

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