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Obituaries July 8, 2010

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SEVERNS, Harriet A.

Harriet A. Severns, 93, of Sun City Center, FL passed away on Monday, June 28, 2010.  Born October 31, 1916 in Williamsport, PA.  Predeceased in death by her husband J.E. Bert Severns Jr.  She is survived by daughter Mary Ann Meeker (George H.) of Sun City Center, FL; son J.E. Bert Severns III of Danville, KY; four grandsons, Jacob H. Severns (Hannah), Joshua L. Severns, Joey C. Severns, Christopher S. Meeker; great granddaughter Cassidy P. Severns.  She volunteered tirelessly in Sun City Center, FL at the LifePath Hospice, South Bay Hospital, and Palm Garden Nursing Home.  She attended the United Methodist Church, Sun City Center, FL.  A memorial service was held on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Sun City Center United Methodist Church, Sun City Center, Fla. Donations in Harriet Severns’ name may be made to LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center, FL or the SCC Emergency Squad.  Final resting place will be in Hughesville, PA.

INGWERSON, Deles Dernier

Deles Dernier Ingwerson, 82, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, June 24, 2010 at his home in Sun City Center.  He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Madelyn Ryan Ingwerson; sons David, Michael (Joseph) and Kevin; his step-daughter Meghan Nicoletti, and seven grandchildren.  Mr. Ingwerson was born in Chicago, IL and was a graduate of Northwestern University. He and his family moved to the Trenton, NJ area where he worked for many years at Transamerica Delaval as their corporate Comptroller. He was a long time resident of Princeton, NJ and Yardley, PA before retiring and moving to Florida in 1995. With his twinkling blue eyes and full white beard, Mr. Ingwerson will be remembered by many for his annual appearances as Santa – a role he loved to perform at schools, charity events, parades and other special events.  There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 2:00PM in the Community Hall (Main Room) on South Pebble Beach Blvd in Sun City Center.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mr. Ingwerson’s name to Samaritan Services (Alzheimer’s Support), 916 N. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center.

RICHARDSON, Viola Ruth DeVries

Viola Ruth DeVries Richardson died peacefully in her sleep on June 26, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She was 90 years old. She was preceded in death by three husbands, William Kryn Kievit (1944-1953), George Leslie Bogert (1955-1975), and Edgar George Richardson (1986-1993).
She was born June 10, 1920 in Passaic, New Jersey to Rine and Johanna DeVries. She was the youngest of eight children. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Betty, Sadie, Sis, and her brothers Paul, Stuart, and Matthew. She is survived by her sister Hester DeVries of Wyckoff, New Jersey, her son Ronald Paul and daughter-in-law Joyce Ann Kievit, her grandson, Timothy James Kievit and four great-grandchildren -- Makayla, Matthew, Brittany, Taylor and many nieces and nephews.
Viola lived in Clifton and West Caldwell, New Jersey for the first 51 years of her life. She and her husband George moved to Sun City Center, Florida where she lived for 38 years. She was a member of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and the homeowners association. She was also a member of needle crafters where she spent many pleasurable hours knitting squared soled baby booties.  She was an absolute artist with yarn and fabric.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, counted cross stitch, tatting, quilting, and embroidery.  She generously gave most of her creations away for sale by charitable contributions or to friends, family and relatives.
She spent the last year of her life in Phoenix, Arizona with her son and daughter-in-law. Although she knew she was terminally ill, she kept her sense of humor and continued to knit up until just a few weeks before she died. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Her funeral arrangements are being handled by the National Cremation Society.

CULLEY, Fred

Fred Culley of Gibsonton, FL. went to be with the Lord on June 29 2010. He leaves behind his wife of 48 yrs, Margie Culley, 4 sons Melvin, Ricky, Richard, and Fred Jr.; 3 daughters Lydia, Diane, and Jeanie; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and many friends and loved ones.  Fred has lived for the Lord his entire life and dedicated his life to helping others to come to know their Savior and God. Let us pray as he walks those golden streets he has so long awaited to see. Visitation was Friday, July 2, from 1-2 p.m. with funeral services at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, 9912 Indiana Street, Gibsonton, FL 33534. He will be missed.

BARRETT, Judith H.

Judith H. Barrett, 74, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2010.  She was born in Holyoke, MA, the daughter of the late Paul and Gladys Barrett.  She is survived by four brothers, Paul, Bruce, Forrest, and Herbert and four sisters, Barbara Ratcliff, Charlene Small, Carol Barrett and adopted sister Anne Tufts.  Preceding her in death was her brother David.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Judy graduated from the University of Massachusetts and received a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling at Life Christian University.  She was an avid reader and loved to play golf.  She also was an active member of Destiny church.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on July 12, 2010 at Destiny church in Ruskin, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lifepath Hospice or H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

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