Obituaries December 7, 2017

Published on: December 7, 2017

Debra Ann Kaprive

Debra Ann Kaprive, 63, left for distant shores in grace with gratitude on November 25, 2017.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elmira’s Wildlife Sanctuary, 13910 Seminole Trail, P.O. Box 63 Wimauma, FL 33598, or All Paths to God Church, 807 Ojai Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573.

Marion D. Rupert

Marion “Mickey” D. Rupert, passed away November 22, 2017. He is survived by his sweetheart, Diane Alexander, son Michael Rupert, and daughter Lynne Shaffer (John). Memorial Service was held at Calvary Lutheran Church.

Maurice J. Connors

Maurice J. Connors, age 95, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away on December 2, 2017. A Funeral Service will be held, Friday, December 8, 2017, at The National Cremation & Burial Society, 308 E. College Ave., Ruskin, Florida., from 10:30 a.m. to noon, followed by internment at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Florida.

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Virginia Lee Richards

Virginia Lee Richards, age 95 of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Weirton, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Plaza West Health Center of Sun City Center while recovering from hip surgery.

Virginia was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 60 years and enjoyed hosting fellowship dinners and supporting youth group activities. She maintained membership in the Weirton Woman’s Club and was active in the Art Department, Weirton Senior Center, AARP and the Three Score Club. Virginia was a dedicated wife and mother whose main interests were her family and friends. She was interested in art and literature and as a Woman’s Club member spent years organizing fashion shows, and arts and crafts fundraisers for Mary H. Weir Public Library resources and college scholarships for local high school graduates. For many years she was employed by the local telephone company as a telephone operator, and later by the Bank of Weirton as a commercial bank teller.

Virginia was proceeded in her death by her husbands Phillip Snodgrass (married 31 years) in 1973, and Jack A. Richards (married 28 years) in 2009, and her daughter Nancy Snodgrass in 1967.

She is survived by her daughter Denise Chamberlain Merritt and her son-in-law Matthew Merritt of Sun City Center, Fla., and three step-children Jonathan Richards (wife Robyn) of Austin, Texas; Maureen Richards of Dallas, Texas; and Ellen Lowery (husband Curtis) of Little Rock, Arkansas. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Brandon Merritt, Curtis III, Peter and Jackson Lowery.

At Virginia’s request, no services or visitation will be held. She is buried at the Chestnut Ridge Cemetery in Florence, Pa.

Lillian Huber

Lillian R. (Vidak) Huber, 86, of Sun City Center, formerly South Carolina and Gibsonia, passed away on November 23, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late James H. Huber. Loving mother of William L. Vogel, Jr. and Donna K. Montgomery, step-mother of Carolyn (Robert) Ganter and Janis Huber. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lillian was a talented artist who enjoyed creating beautiful award winning decorated eggs.  She also enjoyed tennis, golf, and caring for her beloved family.

Friends received Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schellhaas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA, where blessing service will follow at 1 p.m.

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Dorothy Ann Hegge

Dorothy Ann Hegge, 87, died November 30, 2017 in Wesley Willows in Rockford, Ill. Dorothy was born in Beloit, Wis. on April 13, 1930 to Robert E. and Dorothy M. (Ondell) Edwards.  She was married to LaVerne P. Hegge. She worked for the Beloit Board of Realtors for many years. LaVerne and Dorothy retired to Florida in 1994 where she worked for Winn Dixie. She left Florida in July of this year to be closer to her family.

Survivors include her son, Philip (Judy Leventhal) of Okemus, Mich.; her daughter, Carol (Michael) Stonehocker of Roscoe, Ill; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  Predeceased by her husband, parents and brother, Robert A. Edwards.

In honor of Dorothy, please give a donation to your local animal shelter. Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Roscoe, Ill is honored to assist the family. To share a memory or express condolences, visit

Michael C. Schramm

Michael C. Schramm, a 17-year resident of Sun City Center, passed away on November 28, 2017. Born in Brooklyn N.Y., Mike was a member of the Sun City Center Emergency Squad where he was a driver, Assistant Chief and dispatcher as well as Treasurer until June of this year. He was also a member of the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department in Breezy Point, N.Y., having served in all capacities including Chief.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife Noreen, and his devoted children Beth Lehnen and her husband Keith, John and his wife Gloria, Michael and his wife Sheila and Reynold and his wife Patricia. He is also survived by his cherished granddaughters, Jamie and Grace Schramm.

Service was Mike’s middle name from the PBFD to SCCES, wherever he could help others. He was a selfless man never looking for the glory in what he did but was sure to help others in any way possible. He died as he lived, quietly and without fanfare.

A Memorial Mass will be offered on December 15, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 16650 U.S. 301, Wimauma, FL 33598, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.