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Obituaries May 23, 2013

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Denise A. Bock

When we lose someone we love and cherish, we know they are in a better place. Unfortunately, those of us who are left behind are the ones who grieve and mourn. We try desperately to find a new normal.

Denise A. Bock, née Haines, 63, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., born April 28, 1950, at St. Mary’s Hospital in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the LifePath Hospice House in Ruskin, Fla.

Denise was a graduate of East Side High School in East St Louis, IL. She worked for Union Pacific Railroad in St. Louis, MO for 25 years. She moved to Florida in 2002, earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Nova Southeastern University and taught school at Ruskin Elementary since 2007. She was a beloved daughter, a loving sister and a devoted aunt. She enjoyed traveling, reading and classical music. But most of all, she enjoyed her nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bert E. Haines.

Surviving are her parents, William and Diane Jarosik of Sun City Center, Fla.; brother William E. (Grace) Haines of Colleyville, TX; sister Rebecca (Ronald) Dori of Millstadt, IL; and the true loves of her life, her four nephews, Anthony Dori of Millstadt, IL, Benjamin (fiancée, Jenny) Dori of Greenwood Village, CO, William Haines Jr., of Colleyville, TX, and Benjamin Haines of Colleyville, TX; loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends Barb, Kathie, Melanie, Wendy and Pam.

There will be no funeral service, but the family would appreciate memorials be made to LifePath Hospice House, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fla. 33573, C.A.R.E Shelter, 1528 27th Street SE, Ruskin, FL 33570 or charity of donor’s choice.  Acknowledgements may be sent to Rebecca Dori, 3507 Dori Lane, Millstadt, IL 62260.

There’s only so many ways to say I LOVE YOU, Denise and there are no words to express how terribly lonely I’ll be now that you’re gone.


Herbert Shields Burson

Herbert Shields Burson, of McArthur, GA, age 90, passed away April 25, 2013 in Sun City Center, FL, following a short illness.

Herbert was born February 10, 1923 in Athens, the son of Lucius C. Burson, Sr. and Mildred Shields Burson. Herbert was preceded in death by brothers Lucius, Jr. (Duke), (Juan), Robert (Linda) and sister Doris Burson.

Herbert was a 1940 graduate of Shade (Ohio) High School and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Ohio University. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Marines, 1st Marine Division, 7th Regiment, and was deployed to Hawaii, Eniwetok,, Saipan, Okinawa and northern China from 1943-46.

Herbert began a distinguished 35-year career in education in 1950 in the Vinton County school system, starting at Allensville schools. During his lengthy career, he taught business commerce courses at Allensville and coached numerous sports teams, including basketball, baseball and track. His 1957 Allensville Bombers basketball team completed its regular season with a perfect 19-0 record. He became a school administrator in the mid-1960s, serving first as a high school principal and then an assistant county superintendent following a countywide consolidation of schools in 1996. He finished his career from 1980-85 as the Vinton County Schools Superintendent.

Herbert was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of McArthur, a Life member of the Ohio Education Association, a member of the Athens Elks Lodge 973, a past board member of the Jackson Vinton Mental Health Board, and a past president of the Vinton County Retired Teachers Association.

He was a winter resident in Sun City Center, FL, since 1995.

Herbert is survived by Pauline, his wife of nearly 64 years, as well as sons Ronald (Nancy) Burson of Gahanna and John of Woodbury, TN, and daughter Diana (Robert) Haman of Dayton. Herbert was the proud grandfather of Gregory Haman of Nokomis, FL; Krista Haman of Dayton; Sarah Haman of Dayton; Andrew Burson of Kent; and Matthew Burson, who passed away unexpectedly in 2012. Herbert is also survived by cousins Joan Ruth of Athens; Andrew Adelmann, Jr. of McArthur; Jane (Adelmann Sprague of Delaware, OH; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held May 2, 2013 at the McArthur Presbyterian Church, with burial following in Elk Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by the McArthur VFW Post #5299.


In Memoriam
Monica Suarez Lopez
02/20/1987 - 05/25/2012

We didn’t know that morning
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
but in God we put our trust.
In times as difficult as this,
faith is such a must.

You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

We love and miss you dearly.
Our beloved beautiful angel
in heaven...
In loving memory
Mother, Daughter, Wife, and Sister

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