Obituaries – 9-22-2010

Matthew Jerome Kinney

Matthew Jerome Kinney, 52, died Sept. 14.

Mr. Kinney was a native of Danville, Ill., and came from there to Anna Maria Island with his family in 1987.

He relocated to Bradenton in the late 1990s. He was a carpenter, roofer and handyman.

A memorial service was held Sept. 18 at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria.

Mr. Kinney is survived by his wife Cindy; daughters, Jodi and Misty; son Matthew; brother Mark; and sisters Joyce, Jan, Jill and Julie.

Sonja Myette

Sonja Myette, 80, died Sept. 12. She was born in Floral Park, Long Island, N.Y., and moved to Bradenton Beach in 1992 from Wantagh, Long Island.

She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.

A memorial Mass was held Sept. 18 at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 26th Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice Woodside, 6770 102nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park FL 33782. Online condolences may be made to HYPERLINK “”

Mrs. Myette is survived by sons Thomas and wife Jere of South Pasadena, Fla., and Robert and wife Suzanne of Nokomis, Fla.; daughters Laura and husband Paul Jakob of Lake Mary, Fla., and Nancy Burke of Islip Terrace, Long Island, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Alexis M. Ruiz de Villa

Alexis M. Ruiz de Villa, 68, of Bradenton Beach, died Sept. 11.

Memorial donations may be made to Cinthia Melissa Gonzales Estrada, in care of Christian Foundation for Children & Aging, P.O. Box 805105, Kansas City MO 64180-5105, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN  38105. Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.

Mr. Ruiz de Villa is survived by wife Dale; mother Asuncion Ruiz de Villa; daughters Isabel and husband Roger Braggs and Liliana and husband James Marshall; sister Amada; cousin Rubi; and five grandchildren.

JoAnn Wesner

JoAnn Wesner, formerly of Bradenton Beach, died Sept. 9 in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Lanesville, Ind. memorials may be made to New Haven/Adams Township Park Dept., 1125 Hartzell St., New Haven IN 46774.

Mrs. Wesner is survived by a brother; four daughters, including Jan and husband Mark Childs of Fort Riley, Kansas; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

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