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Obituaries: October 27, 2016

Published on: October 26, 2016

Jack Allender

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Jackie L. “Jack” Allender, 78, passed away Oct. 24, 2016, at the Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ken., He was a resident of La Grange, Ken., and former resident of Indianapolis.

Jack was born August 18, 1938, in Franklin to the late Reed and Dorothy (Walker) Allender. He was a 1957 graduate of Franklin High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Franklin College in 1961. Jack served as a Sergeant with the United States Army.

He retired in 1991 as a District Sales Manager for Ameritech Publishing after 28 years. After retirement, Jack served as a Bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter – Day Saints in Ruskin, Fla.

Jack loved his family and was committed to his church family. He served his community both in Florida and Indiana by serving on committees such as United Way and March of Dimes. Jack also served as a Regional Girl Scout Cookie Chairman, member of the Golden Gloves Boxing Club, Junior Achievement and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Indianapolis Corvette Club with owning 74 Corvettes throughout his life. Jack was an avid golfer and all around competitor.

Jack is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sandra K. (Rudolph) Allender; children Cheryl Yazell of Indianapolis, Carol Pferrer of Avon, Jason Engelken of Greenwood and Jeremy (Allison) Engelken of Boston; siblings, Carolyn (Lee) Service and John Robert Allender both of Ruskin, Florida; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Oct. 27, at Meredith–Clark Funeral Home, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown, Ind. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Jack to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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Bernard Armand

Bernard “Frenchy” Armand, 91, of Sun City Center, Fla., died on October 15, 2016, in Marietta, Ga. Born in Paris, France, Frenchy came to this country as a Holocaust refugee at age 13, having lost many family members in concentration camps. He lived in Brooklyn, N.Y. for 25 years; in Cartersville, Ga., for 30 years and Florida, for 22 years.

Frenchy is survived by his son Jack, his wife Linda and their three children Michael, Philip and Tanya; his son Richárd, his wife Jane and their son Zev; and his son Tony, his wife Lynda and their sons Anthony Jr. and Dominic; his many great-grandchildren; and his fiancée Bernice Nowak. He is predeceased by his wife Angie and son David.

Family was most important to Frenchy; his motto was “enjoy life.” He enjoyed golfing, dancing, telling jokes, singing, eating and cruising the world.

In lieu of flowers, Frenchy would like memorial donations to Habitat for Humanity.


Wayne T. Bensman

bensman-dr-wayne-tWayne Trueman Bensman, age 90, of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away October 11, 2016. He was retired as a Doctor of Optometry; served in the Air Force during WWII; and was a valued member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 35-plus years in Chicago, Bradenton and Sun City Center. He was also a golfer for many years and received awards for making two holes in one. He was very proud to have also served in the Sun City Center Volunteer Emergency Squad for several years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara.

Survivors include his loving wife Sue Long Bensman; loving children, Robert Bensman (Olga), Brad Bensman and Steven Bensman; stepchildren Daniel Long (Karen), LaWanda Reiswig (Roger) and Tim Long (Laurie); nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren: David (Tina), Adam (Sheena) Bensman, Jason, Kelsy, Jolie Long, Becca, Laura, Tim Jr., Brandon; three great-grandchildren, Bella, Mia and Rileigh; sister Sheila Kovalsky, and Loretta Shapiro, loving mother of his three sons.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573

In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution is respectfully appreciated: Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573, or visit

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


James Daley

daley-pic1James Henry Daley, 87, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away peacefully in the early evening of October 16, 2016 while in Hospice care.

He was a lifelong firefighter and retired at the rank of Captain. He leaves behind his loving wife, Beatrice, their children Sharon (Steven) Shrump of Lithia, Fla. and Dennis Daley of Cordova, Tenn.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His remains will be placed in a niche at Skyway Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held in his memory on October 29, 11:30 a.m. at North River Church of Christ, 13885 U.S. 301, Parrish, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, James’ family encourages donations be made to the National Heart Association.

Arrangements entrusted to Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto, Fla., 941-722-4543,


Bruce Davis

Bruce Hal Davis, 59, passed away to go to heaven on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in his sleep. He leaves his mother, Jean Kostka, Sun City Center, Fla.; sisters, Vicky Woodrum  Rohrer (Bill), Raleigh, N.C., Wanda Davis Sutton (Rahn), Raleigh, N.C., and brother, Michael Wayne Davis (Julie) of Radford, Va. He also is survived by his aunt, Betty Steuart (Jimmy)  and uncle Carroll Amiss (Carrol Lee) all of Lynchburg, Va., as well as several other nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. He also leaves his special friends, Ron Engberg (Barbara) of Navrarre, Fla., who worked with him for many years in the military and continued to be a true friend after the service, as well as the many friends in his Jeep Clubs.

Hal lived in Fort Walton Beach for many years during his time in the Air Force as a Helicopter Mechanic as well as serving as Telecommunications Operator specialist for over five years. A  memorial service  was held Oct. 22 in Navarre, Fla., at the VFW  Post.

Hal was always willing to help anyone on the road or wherever they needed help.


Barbara Jo Schickedanz

barbaraBarbara Jo Schickedanz, 67, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016, after a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.

She was born in Belleville, Ill. to the late Elmer “Stonewall” Jackson and Virginia (Mellon) Jackson, April 6, 1949. She received a degree in education from Sangamon State College and later received a professional secretarial degree. She worked as a legal secretary and office administrator for several law firms in the St. Louis metro area. After retiring to Florida she became involved with many local organizations, including her local home association, where she served as President for many years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Allan; son, Stephen (Tanya) of Maplewood, Mo.; daughter, Dayna (Jeanna) of Bloomington, Ill.; sister, Jan (Dennis) Morgan of Lake Ozark, Mo.; brother, Elmer “Skeets” (Nina) Jackson of Granite City, Ill.; grandchildren, Maya, Ian, Teagan, Cameron, and Quinn; nieces, Michele Morgan-Mohr and Kimberly Morgan-Mueller; as well as numerous dear friends in Central and Southern Illinois, and Sun City Center, Fla.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the medical staff of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital, Lifepath Hospice, and American Renal Dialysis Center for their special care and compassion over many years. Barbara will be interred at Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767 or the charity of your choosing in Barbara’s name. A celebration of life was held on Oct. 25.

Arrangements entrusted to the National Cremation & Burial Society, 308 E. College Ave., Ruskin, FL 33570. 813-645-3231.