Obituaries

Mona Elizabeth King

Mona Elizabeth King

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, Mona Elizabeth King, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at age 80 at Bozeman Health. We are so grateful for the care of the ICU staff in her last days with us.

Mona Elizabeth King nee Jones was born on March 19, 1939 in Greensboro, NC to Eric "Harry" Hunter Jones and Ethel Scearce Jones. A military family, they moved around often and settled in Brooksville, FL in the mid-1950s. She graduated from Hernando High School in 1958, St. Petersburg Junior College shortly after, and then after taking 15 years off to raise a family in Thermopolis, Wyoming, Mona graduated from Oklahoma Christian College in 1977. Mona taught kindergarten in Thermopolis, Wyoming; Spring Hill, FL; and finally, in Orlando, FL; where she spent much of her teaching career at both Rock Lake Elementary School then John Young Elementary School from where she eventually retired. Ms. King was beloved by her students, who would send her love notes proclaiming their love of school, and how they did not want to leave her class for summer vacation.  

Mona was a voracious reader from the time she first learned to read, and always wanted to learn more about everything. During her time in Florida, you would usually find her at the beach looking for shells, late at night on a turtle egg laying watch, or out dancing with friends.

Preceded in death are her father Harry, mother Ethel; two brothers, Harry Jones and Donnie Jones, both of Brooksville, FL; and infant son, Donald Hugh King. Survivors include daughter Kelly (Robert) King DiCristina, Orlando, FL, son Michael (Kirsten) King, Big Sky, MT and four beloved grandchildren, Katherina DiCristina, Ava King, Pierce King and Kate King.

A private family service will be held.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.

Obituaries publ. Aug. 16, 2019

Mona Elizabeth King

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, Mona Elizabeth King, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at age 80 at Bozeman Health. We are so grateful for the care of the ICU staff in her last days with us.
Mona Elizabeth King nee Jones was born on March 19, 1939 in Greensboro, NC to Eric "Harry" Hunter Jones and Ethel Scearce Jones. A military family, they moved around often and settled in Brooksville, FL in the mid-1950s. She graduated from Hernando High School in 1958, St. Petersburg Junior College shortly after, and then after taking 15 years off to raise a family in Thermopolis, Wyoming, Mona graduated from Oklahoma Christian College in 1977. Mona taught kindergarten in Thermopolis, Wyoming; Spring Hill, FL; and finally, in Orlando, FL; where she spent much of her teaching career at both Rock Lake Elementary School then John Young Elementary School from where she eventually retired. Ms. King was beloved by her students, who would send her love notes proclaiming their love of school, and how they did not want to leave her class for summer vacation.  
Mona was a voracious reader from the time she first learned to read, and always wanted to learn more about everything. During her time in Florida, you would usually find her at the beach looking for shells, late at night on a turtle egg laying watch, or out dancing with friends.
Preceded in death are her father Harry, mother Ethel; two brothers, Harry Jones and Donnie Jones, both of Brooksville, FL; and infant son, Donald Hugh King. Survivors include daughter Kelly (Robert) King DiCristina, Orlando, FL, son Michael (Kirsten) King, Big Sky, MT and four beloved grandchildren, Katherina DiCristina, Ava King, Pierce King and Kate King.
A private family service will be held.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.

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McConnell Kenneth, age 54 of Spring Hill, passed away onTuesday,  August 6, 2019. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Preeyaporn; and sons, Michael and Matthew.  Src; Downing

Bridgewater Charles W., age 82 of Weeki Wachee passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. He is survived by his wife Linda. Src; Downing

Alcaro Lenora M., age 95 of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  Lenora is survived by her son, Francis;and daughter, Mary.  Src; Downing

Reeher Lillian Evelyn Irwin passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James William Reeher.  She is survived by her sons, James (Marian), Dennis (Debra), and Ralph; 6  grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Src; Merritt

Lampert Fred “Bill” W. III, age  71 passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  Bill was a United States Marine Corp veteran. He is survived by his wife, Alice; son, Sean (Julie); and 2 granddaughters.  Src; Pinecrest

Blackburn Ruth L., age 97, of Brooksville, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Ed and 2 stepchildren.  She is survived  by her stepson Bill (Fran), several step-grandchildren and  great step-grandchildren. Src; Pinecrest

Clark Ronald M., age 80, of Brooksville, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  He was a United States Marine Corps and the Army National Guard veteran.  He is survived by his wife, JoAnne; sons, Daniel, Ronald, Gregg, and Larry; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Src; Merritt

Lawhorn Walter Andrew, age 75, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  He was a United States Navy veteran. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Taryn Slingerland.  He is survived by his sons: Walter and Craig; daughter: Kellianne; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Src; Merritt

Sokolowski Bridget Christine, "Chris", age 83, of Spring Hill, passed away onWednesday, August 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Raymond Sokolowski.  Bridget is survived by son: Edward; daughter: Dawn (Manuel); and 1 grandchild.  Src; Merritt

May Roger Howard, age 73, of Brooksville, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Roger is survived by his wife: Mary; sons: Matthew (Danielle), Jonn (Kristy); and 1 granddaughter.  Src; Merritt

Chears Carol Jeannette Smith, age 73, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. She is survived by daughters, Ronda (Ron) and Carol (Derek); 6 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.  Src; Merritt

Beach Sandra L., age 59 of Hudson, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  Sandra is survived by her husband, Brian; son, Mark; daughter, Emily; and 6 grandchildren.  Src; Downing

Novo Gloria S., age 74 of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Gloria is survived by son, Manuel (Rose); daughter, Rocio (Jimmy); and 3 grandchildren.  Src; Downing

Haywood Arthur A., passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019.  Src; Turner

Obituaries publ. Aug. 9, 2019

Jerrie Walker Reeder

Reeder, Jerrie Walker, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama.  Jerrie was born on December 5, 1931.  After graduating from Ensley High School in Birmingham - she attended Howard College in Birmingham.  She was raised in the Baptist church and was always a women of incredible faith and love of the Lord.  After graduating early with honors from Howard - she felt called to the ministry and made the decision to attend Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. While in seminary - she met her future husband – Robert (Bob) Reeder.  Upon completing seminary in 1954 - they married and set out in a life of service to the Lord – serving in Jackson, Mississippi, Selma, Alabama and Miami Springs, Florida before mission work in Asia.  Jerrie is survived by her 3 sons, Rob (Ginger), Richard (Shelly) and Bruce (Stacey) and and 10 grandchildren along with a countless extended family.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years Robert B. Reeder, her parents Emmette L. and Margarette M. Walker, her brother Emmette E. Walker and his wife Margaret T. Walker, Sister Dr. Gloria Sue Walker, brother Earl Walker, and Sons Leslie Wayne Reeder (Melanie) and John Roland Reeder.  A memorial and celebration of her life will take place at Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Montgomery on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 10:30 AM central time.  In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you consider making a contribution to The Alzheimer’s Association in Jerrie’s honor; by mail to 378 Centerpointe Circle, Altamonte Springs, Fl  32701; by phone at 800-272-3900 or on their website www.alz.org.  
 

Michael Sandra L, age 76, of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Johnny.  Src; Brewer

Cole Milton James, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.  Src; Turner

Carlozzi Albert Victor, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.  Src; Turner

Terry Robert, age 89, of Brooksville, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Robert was a United States Army veteran. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Terry, and his son, Robert Terry, Jr. Robert is survived by his daughters, Diane (Andy); Debbie; Peggy (Ron), and Donna; sons, Richard (Peggy) and John; 25 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.  Src; Brewer

Camache Manuela, age 95, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Manuela is survived by her husband; Adolfo, daughters; Jennie and Dee, Son-in-law; Joe, 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.  Src; Brewer

Schueller Christel, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. She is survived by her husband William (Bill) Schueller; children: Ricky, Sandra (Miguel), and 8 grandchildren.  Src; Turner

Herman Phillip Lee, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.  Src; Turner

Mackintosh Margaret Lee, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019.  Src; Turner

Cooke William A., age 77 of Brooksville, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019.  He is survived by sons , William Jr. (Jessie), Jeff, and Tim; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  Src; Downing

Morrison Sheila A., of Brooksville, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband Maynard E. Morrison. Sheila is survived by her children: Brian, Eric, and Doreen; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  Src; Merritt

DeRosa Joseph Paul, Sr., passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019.  Src; Turner

Tate Robert James, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Src; Turner

Soucy Betty Ann, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Src; Turner

Graff Linda, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Src; Turner

DeBartolo Anthony Frank, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Src; Turner

De Pianta Richard P., age 79 of Brooksville, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Richard was a United States Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Pat; Son, Rick; Daughter, Kathy; and 3 grandchildren.  Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00 am.  Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 am at Downing Funeral Home, Spring Hill.  Src; Downing