Obituaries March 1, 2012
March 1, 2012
Jacqueline Laney Mollman
Jacqueline Laney Mollman, 83, formerly of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at The Episcopal Church Home in Louisville,KY. She was born on December 18, 1928 to Ross and Wilma Laney in Pittsburg, Kansas, and graduated from Canton High School, Canton, Illinois. She met her husband of 62 years, Edward Mollman, at the University of Illinois, and together they raised five daughters. Over the years, the family lived in Wood River, Illinois; Orono, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Bethesda, Maryland and Sun City Center, Florida. Jackie made lifelong friends each place she lived. The couple moved to Louisville in 2009 to be closer to family.
Jackie was known for her creativity, sense of humor and a love of reading, all of which she passed to her daughters and grandchildren. She was seldom without a book. While living in Washington, Jackie also volunteered at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Library and the Bethesda Public Library. Jackie, Ed and their children shared a keen enjoyment of travel. Their adventures included numerous independent trips to the UK, Europe and Canada as well as travel through most of the United States.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Wilma Laney and her brother, Norman Laney. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edward Mollman, daughters Meredith Parente, Carol Mollman, Jennifer Mollman, Katherine Waters, Elizabeth Behringer (Mark), and grandchildren Jeffrey Waters, Alexandra Waters, and Claire Behringer.
The family wishes to thank everyone at Sunrise Senior Living, and most recently, Jefferson Manor and The Episcopal Church Home for their wonderful care. The visitation and memorial service is now planned for Saturday, March 10, 2012 beginning at 10 am at Pearson’s Funeral Home, Louisville, with private burial to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery.
Sumiko ‘Miko’ Temple
Sumiko “Miko” Temple, 73, of Sun City Center, FL died February 18, 2012. Miko was born April 30, 1938 in Japan. Survivors include her two children: Cissy Betz of North Venice, FL and Clifford G. and his wife, Jeanne L. Temple of Elgin, OK; two grandchildren: Clifford and Vicky and great grandson, Zander. She is also survived by one brother and three sisters. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 PM, Friday, February 24 at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. Memorial Donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3635 Bonita Beach Road #4, Bonita Springs, FL 34134. To share a memory visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.
Lillian Margaret Castillo-Mcmullin
Lillian “Grannie” Margaret Castillo-Mcmullin, 88, of Ruskin, FL passed away on February 16, 2012. Born December 6, 1923 in Dowling Park, FL to Joseph and Cora Clark. Lillian set roots in the Tampa Bay area in the 1940’s. She opened “Castillo’s Little Barn” general store in Ruskin in 1951. She made numerous friends in her 35 years of business there. She enjoyed dancing and fishing, she spent many days on the bay, in the inlets of Ruskin and on Lake Kissimmee. She was a member for most of her life at First Baptist Church of Ruskin. “Grannie” is survived by two daughters: Bonnie Leasure (Ben) of Brooksville and Donna Castillo-Budd of Ruskin; four grandchildren: Terri Torres (Juan) of Brooksville, Todd Bryan (Margie) of Alabama, Jamey Baker (Gina) of Ruskin, and Tracy Baker-Howard (Bobby) of Balm; and twelve great-grandchildren: Casey, Cody, Brenden, Katy, Alex, Marty, Cinnamon, Mason, Nick, Ryan, Bo and Cassi; one brother: Mitchell Clark; one sister: Edna Mae Bush; a step-daughter: Betty Jo Castillo; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Joseph and Cora Clark; her grandson: Joseph Bryan; her granddaughter: Lori Baker-Dixon; and her two brothers: Milton Clark and Clyde “Chick” Clark. Services were held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Ruskin with Dr. Barry Rumsey and Rev. Jim Farr officiating. Pallbearers: Casey Sullivan, Cody Sullivan, Brenden Torres, Bo Howard, Ryan Dixon and Carl Ware. Honorary Pallbearers: Nicholas Hunter and Mason Baker.
Gilbert “Gil” Charles Foster
Gilbert (Gil) Charles Foster, 89, passed away peacefully Feb. 21, 2012 in Sun City Center, Florida. Born Jan. 19, 1923 in Hamilton, Ontario Canada to Charles Edward Foster and Norah Redden, both deceased; and sister Ruby May Taylor (deceased). Surviving is his beloved wife of 67 years, Helen C. Foster; two sons, Murray and Ian Foster (Sally), and two daughters, S. Leigh Diakopoulos (Anestis) and Deirdre Totten; one nephew, Glenn Taylor (Betty) of Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada; and four grandsons, Chris, Nick, and Dimi Diakopoulos, and Kevin Foster. A Memorial Service celebrating Gil’s life will be held Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, 10 a.m., Freedom Plaza, Auditorium, 1010 American Eagle Drive, Sun City Center, FL. 33573, with a Reception to follow. In Gil’s honor, in lieu of flowers or memorial gifts, a donation may be made to the Eagle Audubon Society, c/o Nancy Terry 2444 Kensington Green Drive, Sun City Center, FL. 33573 Brewer & Sons Soth Tampa 813-835-4991
Lavernia Patricia Bick Meyer
Lavernia Patricia Bick Meyer, 83, of Wheeling died on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at home.
She was born November 29, 1928 in Wheeling the daughter of the late David and Mary Hummel Bick and was a Baptist by faith.
Lavernia was a high school graduate of the former Wheeling High School in Wheeling and from Bowling Green University. She was a retired Teacher for Ohio County Board of Education and was a volunteer for the South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center, Florida. She also enjoyed playing cards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Louis Meyer who passed away in 2005 and a sister, Nancy Agar.
Surviving are two sons, David P. Meyer of Wheeling and Daniel L. Meyer and his wife, Jadi of Kingwood, TX; a daughter, Diana L. Wilds and her husband, Norm of Wheeling; six grandchildren, David Meyer and his wife, Lori, Amie DeMasi and her husband, Bill, Danielle and Zachary Meyer and Elizabeth Knollinger and her husband, Josh; six great grandchildren, Katie Meyer, Allison Meyer, Taylor Knollinger, Trenton Knollinger, Haydon Meyer and Dalton Meyer; a brother in law, Mike Agar and his wife, Myrna of Wheeling and a nephew, Chris Agar of Memphis, TN.
Services were held with the Reverend Dr. William G. McCoy officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice,10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.