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Richard Lee Brown

Richard Lee Brown was born to Peat and Sarah Brown in Kissimmee, FL on May 9, 1937. He was the second eldest child. His siblings include JoAnn (deceased), Joe Raymond, Vivian, Peat (deceased), Diane (deceased) and Charles. Riichard, also known as Rick by his close friends, served in the Armed Services. While in the army, he married Sarah Doris (Souter) of Live Oak, FL. Together they had four children: Ricardo Anthony (deceased), Peter Fritzgerald, Drake Garnet and Sara Elizabeth Lynette.


Thomas J. Whisner

Thomas J. Whisner - Melbourne - Thomas J. Whisner "Tommy", age 63, of Melbourne, FL, died at 6 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2010 at Kindred Acute Care Center, Melbourne, FL, with his brother and sister at his side. Tom fought a courageous battle for three years with a lung disorder associated with the construction industry. Tom was born in Warren, PA on December 21, 1946. His family moved to West Palm Beach in 1951 and relocated to Indian Harbour Beach in 1964. Tom graduated from Satellite Beach High, where he excelled in football and "good-looking" girlfriends.


Norma Caroline Moore

Norma Caroline Moore (née Scanlan)

“Lakeland - Norma Caroline Moore, 82, died Oct. 1, 2006 of heart failure. Survived by 2 sons, a brother & 6 grandchildren. Interment services Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.”
- Published in Lakeland Ledger on Oct. 5, 2006


Jennifer Paquette Heneghan

Beloved All Souls Catholic School principal, Jennifer (Jenni) Paquette Heneghan joined the Lord on March 3, 2015. Jenni was born in St. Albans, Vermont on September 26, 1963 to James Paquette and Anne (Wahlen) Criss. Her family moved to Middlebury, Vermont in 1979 where she graduated from Middlebury Union High School. After high school she moved to Florida and attended Stetson University, where she was involved in many student organizations and graduated with her Bachelors in Liberal Arts French and Spanish. She later returned to Stetson to complete her Masters degree in Education.


Dorothea Elisabeth (Schneider) Peters

This was written by Dorothea's son Oliver and his wife Kim Marie Fischer Peters. It was not published in a newspaper.

Dorothea Elisabeth Schneider was born on March 26, 1926 to Ernst and Marie Schneider. Dorothea's father was a merchant in Frankfurt but the European economic downturn hit the family hard and they eventually settled in the quaint town of St. Goarshausen on the Rhine River near the legendary Lorelei.


Klaus Hans Friedrich Peters

Written by his son Oliver Peters and daughter in law Kim Marie Fischer Peters for his memorial. This was not published in a newspaper.

Klaus Hans Friedrich Peters was born in Stolpmunde, Stolp, Pommern, Germany on March 24, 1924. His parents were Eduard Hermann Peters (born 15 December 1885) and Erna Minna Ernstine Thom (born 31 July 1893).

At the age of 17 Klaus was called to serve in the German military and was trained to be a bomber navigator in the Luftwaffe. He served in this capacity until the military ran out of fuel and they were no longer able to fly.


Donna A. Bosworth (Scritchfield)

Donna A. Bosworth (Scritchfield) passed away at her home in Orlando, Florida at the age of 62. She fought a tough and courageous battle, but succumbed to lung cancer on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, with her family by her side.
Born July 24, 1952 in Mannington, West Virginia, Donna was the daughter of the late James and Hazel (Jones) Scritchfield. After spending most of her life in Ohio and West Virginia, she moved to Orlando in 1998 with her family, where she worked as a data acquisition clerk at Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund for 15 years.


Will Wallace Harney: A one-man chamber of commerce

Will Wallace Harney was the son of Indiana University mathematics professor John Hopkins Harney and the former Mary Wallace. He was named for his maternal uncle, the famous poet William Ross Wallace (1819-1881), and was thus encouraged from birth to become a writer himself.

As a young man, Harney studied at Louisville College in Kentucky, and worked as a teacher and high school principal. During the War Between the States, he worked for The Louisville Democrat rather than serving in either army.


Betty Jane Kepler Hurd Cramer

Betty Jane Kepler Hurd Cramer; sister, aunt, Mrs. Hurd, Mom Hurd, Mrs. Cramer, coach. ladybug, grandma, mommy's mommy, mom or friend: by whatever name you may have called her, she was a dynamic force of nature! This Ohio transplant made Orlando her home in 1950 with her husband, Bill Hurd, and three daughters. She was active in her community through the PTA, garden club and multiple swim activities. Never one to do anything part way, she served the PTA District Council, became a nationally accredited flower show judge and owned her own swim club.


Maurice John (Jack) Lenhardt

Maurice John Lenhardt was an accomplished artist and retired Citadel professor. He died on October 6, 1988.

Known by many as "Jack," he was survived by his wife, Edith Green French Lenhardt (also a retired Citadel staff member); her son Raymond H. French, Jr.; and Jack’s nephew Robert “Buddy” Lenhardt.


Margaret E. Thompson

Margaret E. (Hiss) Thompson, 63, of Kissimmee and formerly of Elkhart, Ind., passed away Monday, May 19, 2014 with her husband “boyfriend” of 41 years lovingly at her side.

She was born June 9, 1950, in Garrett, Ind., to Robert and Anna (Felke) Hiss.

She married Richard Thompson on June 1, 1973.

Together they built and nurtured a blended family with sons Rick (Glenda) Thompson, Kerry (Dawn) Thompson, Kristopher (Laurie) Thompson, Mark (Jacqui) Pedley and son-in-law Bob Storlie. Their daughters include Tina Thompson, Kristie (Maurice) Conley and Kelli Storlie.


Vilma Ruiz Velez

Vilma Ivette Ruiz Velez was a beloved daughter, sister, and mother. She is the eldest child of Hector Ruiz and Rosa (Rosita) Velez Gonzalez. She was passionate about family welfare and she earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico. She married her high school sweetheart Edwin Zayas-Oliver on September 14, 1979. They moved to Kissimmee, Florida in the summer of 1992 where they raised their 3 daughters. She divorced in 2005 and moved back to her home town in Salinas, Puerto Rico to help care for her mother who was suffering from liver cancer.