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Brenda Ray Eichelburger

Brenda Ray Eichelberger, age 76, passed away on September 11, 2015 in Parowan, UT. She was born on July 21, 1939 in Anniston, Alabama to Alton Devon and Minna Lou (Hand) Harris, their only child.


Mahonri Moriancumer Decker

Mohonri Moreancomer Decker, 75, prominent livestock man and church worker of Parowan, died at the Iron County Hospital Monday, December 27th., of a heart ailment from which he had been suffering for the past three weeks. Until stricken by this illness he had been able to get around although he suffered for sometime from high blood pressure.


Woodrow Norris Decker

Dad died peacefully at home.


Edith (McCormick) Beardall

EDITH MCCORMICK BEARDALL, 99, 1111 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, died Sunday, May 18. Mrs. Beardall was a homemaker. Born in Milwaukee, she moved to Central Florida in 1958. She was a member of All Saint Episcopal Church. Mrs. Beardall was also a member of Colonial Dames. Survivors: sono, Geoffrey B., Winter Park; daughter, Edith B. Hardcastle, Easton, Md.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.


Anna Hinkle (Alleman) Smith

Born in Littletown, Pa., Anna moved to Central Florida in 1922. She was a member of Rosalind Club, Junior League and the Country Club of Orlando. She was a member of Cathedral Church of St. Luke. Survivors: sons, Frederick B. Jr., Topeka, Kan., David A., Orlando; brother, David B. Alleman, Santa Rosa, Calif.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.


Bessie (Graham) Sapp

BESSIE GRAHAM SAPP, 80, Mayflower Court, Winter Park, died Sunday, June 18. Mrs. Sapp was a retired teacher for Orlando Junior College. She served as president of Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, president of Orlando Friends of the Library, Docent for Morse Museum and a life member of the YWCC.

Survivors: son, James H.; daughters, Margaret McClain, Tampa, Carolyn Graham, Belleair Beach; four grandchildren.


Hildegarde J. Gebhard

Hildegarde J. Gebhard, 92, 1111 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, died Wednesday. Born in New York City, she moved to Winter Park from Mount Vernon, N.Y., in 1952. She was a homemaker and a member of Winter Park Presbyterian Church. She was a member Central Florida Wellesley Club, North End Circle of Winter Park Garden Club, Winter Park Women's Club and Orlando Country Club. Survivors: son, Karl TE, Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Goldenrod.


John Patrick McLaughlin

My loving father of twelve children. Hard worker as route driver and always doing wood work making kitchen cabinets, jewelry boxes, see-saw's for kids and planters along with other needs. May our Savior hold him and his loving arms.
He was loved very much by the many people who knew him near and far. He lived and worked in Denver, CO, he also Loved his Catholic Religion.

Kathleen Perry (daughter)


Bethel B. Turner

Born and raised on a cattle ranch near Silverton, Texas, Bethel attended Southern Methodist University where she met and married Leslie Turner, a commercial artist. During their 65 years of marriage, they lived in New York City in the 1920's and in a sod house on a Colorado sheep ranch during the Depression. In 1938, they settled in Orlando, where Mr. Turner drew the comic strip Captain Easy, syndicated in 500 newspapers. They raised three daughters. A drawing by a family friend of their daughter, Ann, became the internationally recognized trademark of Gerber Baby Foods.


Sara (Harbottle) Howden

Sara Harbottle Howden began her career at Rollins as a student, graduating in 1935 with a bachelor's degree in government/history. A Dayton, Ohio, native, she returned to Winter Park in 1947 to work at her alma mater, serving over the years as dean of women, associate dean of students, director of community programs, as an organizing member of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum's board of visitors and a member of the college board of trustees.


Clara Elizabeth Wendel

Clara Elizabeth Wendel, Orlando Public Library's first head librarian in its current building, died December 19, 1995 in Harvey, Illinois.
Clara served as head librarian in Orlando for 28 years. When she retired in 1970, Mayor Carl T. Langford proclaimed a Clara Wendel Day in her honor.


Kathryn (Morgan) Sommer

Born in Kissimmee, Kathryn 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.