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Obituaries: September 19, 2013

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Ruth Huber Dalton Anderson

Ruth Huber Dalton Anderson, 92, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away on September 11, 2013, at home after a brief battle with cancer. Ruth was born on June 11, 1921 in Shakopee, Minn., the third of four daughters to Edward J. and Laura S. Huber.

After graduating high school in 1939, she entered nursing school at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. She graduated in 1942 and joined the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps as an Ensign. She worked at Naval Hospitals in Norman, OK, Oakland Naval Hospital, Calif., and Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif., where she met Lt. Howard Dalton, a Marine. They were married five weeks later on April 29, 1944. Five months later he left for Iwo Jima with the 5th Marine Division and Ruth returned to Minnesota to await his return. Their first child, Gail, was born in March, 1945 in the hospital where Ruth had trained. After her husband’s return in November 1945, they made several moves and had two more children, Jeff and Vicki. Ruth and Howard ended up in Greensboro, N.C. where they lived for 20 years. Howard died in 1986 after a long battle with cancer. In 1988 Ruth married Ray Anderson and moved to Sun City Center, Fla. where they lived for 18 years before moving to Freedom Plaza in 2006. Ray died in 2009 after numerous complications following a car accident.

Having benefited from Hospice’s help during Howard’s final days, Ruth went on to volunteer with the organization for 23 years after his death. Always giving of herself but never seeking recognition, she was honored as Volunteer of the Year for Hospice in Hillsborough County, Fla. in 1993. Ruth was also instrumental in helping to launch and raise funds for the new Hospice House in Sun City Center. She always spoke in glowing terms of LifePath Hospice and considered her years of service and the relationships she formed there to be truly rewarding.

Ruth was a member of Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church and was active in the RN Club of Sun City Center, where she served in a variety of roles. She also loved playing bridge, reading, and bowling.

Ruth will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends and the many, many people whose lives she touched with her warm, loving and generous spirit. We are blessed to have had her in our lives all these years and now the world’s loss is heaven’s gain!

She is survived by a large loving family: son Jeff (Lois) Dalton of Boise, Ida.; daughters Gail (Bill) Carter of Kingwood, Tex., and Vicki (Jack) Lyles of Darlington, S.C.; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters Helen Imboden and Peg Erpelding of Minnesota; dear nieces and nephew, and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by husband of 42 years, Howard L. Dalton; husband of 21 years, Raymond A. Anderson; and sister Wynnie Blewett.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin FL 33573 or to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent in care of: Vicki Lyles, 2271 Charleston Way, Darlington, SC 29532.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 24 at Freedom Plaza Auditorium in Sun City Center, Fla.


Edward J. Pessolano

Edward J. Pessolano, 89, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away September 14, 2013. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the first wave on Omaha Beach and retired as Head Bartender for Club 21 in New York City, NY.  Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Eleanor, a son, two grandchildren and his sister, Sister Christina Pessolano, CSJB.

A funeral mass was held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center, Fla. Interment was with Military Honors at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Father Tom Coughlin, Dominican Missionaries, 143 Honeysuckle Lane, San Antonio, Texas. Arrangements  by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Elinore Scheibe Turpin

Elinore Scheibe Turpin, 105, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away Aug. 1, 2013 at Palm Garden of Largo.

Born in Cloquet, Minn., she came to this area 33 years ago from Fort Myers. Her career was with the U.S. State Department, working with the Foreign Exchange Program. She was a member of the Golf and Racquet Club and a charter member of the Kings Point Lawn Bowling Club.

She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Allan F. Turpin.  Survivors include sons Allan Jr. of Sun City Center, and Bill of Raleigh, NC.; daughter  Susan of Largo, Fla.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


In Loving Memory
Oscar Mullins
Honey - Dad - Pappaw
May 30, 1956 - September 22, 2012

Not a day goes by
without thoughts of you.
The absence of your laughter
we long to hear the sound.
And see your smiling face
among family gathered round.
For now, we treasure our memories
that within our hearts abound.
Many friends miss your presence
for you touched their hearts as well.
Leaving a joyous, Spirit of Life
within those, it shall dwell.
Each day we go forward on God’s promise
that we’ll all meet again.
When the gates of Heaven open
for us all to gather in.
We Love & Miss You So Much !!
Aimee & Shawn  -  Angela & Dean
Owen - Danica - Logan - Corbin

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