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August 16, 2018

Published on: August 16, 2018

Kenneth W. Davis

Kenneth “Kenny” Wayne Davis, age 63, beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away August 7, 2018. 

Kenny was a lifelong resident of Ruskin and is survived by his son Sam Davis; two grandchildren Tyler and Shailyn; two sisters; one brother; and many nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 18, at 2 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 1120 27th St. S.E., Ruskin. Floral arrangements can be sent to the church on Saturday, August 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Karen Haegert

Karen Haegert went to the arms of her Savior on Saturday, July 21, in her home at Aston Gardens. Karen was born on August 13, 1937, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Carl and Betty Alver. She grew up in the Chicago area where she attended Judson Baptist Church. She trusted Christ as her Savior at an early age and was active in AWANA during her childhood. 

She attended college at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, where she met the love of her life Daniel Haegert. She and Daniel were both very active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on the campus. They were married on June 9, 1956. They moved to Kansas where their daughter Laura was born and moved to Michigan where son Stan was born. They had lived in Sun City Center, Florida, for the past 10 years since moving there from Springdale, Arkansas.

Karen graduated from the University of Michigan with a teaching degree and did some substitute teaching. She loved to sing, and she loved her church family at First Baptist Church of Ruskin. She was an excellent cook, mother and wife, and she loved her family. Most of all she loved the Lord Jesus and is now enjoying His presence.

She is survived by her husband Daniel; her daughter Laura (Andy) Grenier; son Stan (Deb) Haegert; five grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Betty Alver and sister Lynn McEvoy.

There will be a memorial service for Karen on Thursday, August 30, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Ruskin, 820 College Ave., Ruskin, FL 33570.


Margaret L. Holley

Margaret Louise Holley, 98, of Palatka passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Solaris Health Care in Palatka following an extended illness.

Margaret was born in Brantley, Ala., and had been a resident of Palatka for five years coming from Keystone Heights. She retired from Hillsborough County Schools after 33 years of service where she had worked in food service and managed school cafeterias including Chamberlain High School in Tampa. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ruskin and had been a member of the Ruskin Woman’s Club. She enjoyed spending her summers in Franklin, N.C., quilting for her church, and volunteering at the Senior Center in Ruskin. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar T. Holley and eight brothers and sisters.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Phyllis Geiger of Satsuma, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2018, at Ruskin Memorial Park in Ruskin, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.  Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.


Caroline Milam

Caroline Milam, a resident of Naples, died peacefully on July 5. She is dearly remembered for her giving spirit, selfless heart and dedication to family and friends.

Born in Staten Island, N.Y., on September 29, 1925, as Caroline Jean Brown, Caroline married Vernon George Milam in 1951. The couple had three daughters: Karen Rumolo of New Jersy, Ann Milam of North Carolina and Lynn Schaefer of Florida. She is predeceased by her husband Vernon Milam, and her brothers, Charles and William (Junie). 

While in Staten Island, Caroline taught Sunday School at the Church of the Ascension, was on St. Martha’s Guild and co-chaired the holiday church bazaar. Caroline was cookie chairperson for the Girl Scouts and was always baking for school classes and church groups. Caroline was very talented with all kinds of needlecrafts, which she decorated her home with. She is remembered for hosting countless family gatherings. 

The family moved from Staten Island to Cherry Hill, N.J., in 1971, and a few years later to Medford, N.J.

Caroline and Vern moved to Sun City Center, Fla., in 1984. During their 31 years there, Caroline was a generous volunteer at South Bay Hospital for over 22 years and Senior Day Care through the Hillsborough County Department of Aging Services for 10 years. She and Vern gave time to Meals on Wheels, operated by Good Samaritans, for 10 years. She was an active member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and was on altar guild, hosted coffee hour, member of Cursili, and Compassionate Friends. 

Caroline’s mission in life was to connect and help others. She never sought recognition and was a loving magnet who held family and friends together. 

Caroline is survived by and will be dearly missed by her daughters and their husbands, Karen and Michael Rumolo, Ann Milam and Brad Hill, Lynn and Wayne Schaefer, grandchildren Kristen and her husband John Mullane,  Steven Rumolo and his wife Sharon, Matthew Rumolo, Kelly Schaefer, and great-grandchildren John Mullane and Caroline Mullane.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 25, at 4 p.m. with a small reception following at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E., Sun City Center, FL 33573.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be given to the Building Fund of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Sun City Center, Fla.


Harold P. Scribner

Harold P. Scribner, 78, passed away August 11, 2018. He was originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and was a resident of Ruskin for 40 years.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Virginia; three sons; three daughters; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers. He was preceded in death by one brother; three sisters; one son and one granddaughter. 

Per his request, there will be no service.


William A. Yeoman 

William “Bill” A. Yeoman of Sun City Center, Florida, died peaceably in his sleep at home on Monday, August 6, 2018. He was 98 years old.  He had been a resident of Sun City Center since 1994, when he relocated from Shelton, Connecticut.

Mr. Yeoman was born in Rochester, New York, on September 28, 1919. From his mother, he developed a lifelong love of pancakes, which he would make for dinner guests followed by a game of Uno. From his father, he learned car mechanics.  His love of the environment and outdoors came from his grandparents.  

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a chauffeur stationed at Pearl Harbor. After the war, he went to New York to make his way in the theater.  He did that and also sold Bibles for the American Bible Society. He had a deep faith that carried him through his life.  At Sun City Center, he served for a period as President of the Metaphysical Society. 

In New York, he met the love of his life, Rosa Rio, the organist who performed around the world. They were married in 1947, a marriage which lasted until Ms. Rio died in 2010.  Throughout their marriage, Mr. Yeoman served as Ms. Rio’s business manager. They were a team.  At their home, “The Cave” in Shelton, Connecticut, they entertained people on Saturday mornings on radio with “The Rosa and Bill Show.” When Ms. Rio performed at the Tampa Theatre playing the organ accompaniment to the silent films, Mr. Yeoman was always in the lobby selling Ms. Rio’s recordings and conversing with her fans.  

Mr. Yeoman is survived by Ms. Rio’s niece, Linda Cannon and her husband Robert, and their children, of Peoria, Illinois; Mr. Yeoman’s goddaughter Brook Hedge, of Lewes, Delaware; Ms. Rio’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as loving, dedicated caretakers: Sandra Baldasarre, Victoria Campos, Theresa Chambers, Nora Munoz, Sharron Potter and Joyce Wincenciak.  

There will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to an environmental preservation group of your choice.