Obituaries – 10-27-2010

Paul Thomas Collins
Paul Thomas Collins, of Sarasota, formerly of Worcester, Mass., and Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 18  following a battle with cancer. He was born March 8, 1942.

Mr. Collins worked in real estate on Anna Maria Island and in Sarasota. He was an avid boater and he loved the beaches of Anna Maria Island.

A celebration of life was held Oct. 23 in Sarasota.

Mr. Collins survivors include daughters Emma Collins of Sarasota, Akela Ribe of Gainesville, Stephanie Madden of Columbia, S.C., and Aria McKenna Collins of Jersey City; sons Kevin Paul Collins of Anna Maria and Colton McKenna Collins of St. Augustine; grandchildren Lila and Cooper Madden of Columbia, S.C., and Georgia Conson Collins of Melbourne, Australia; sister Mary Frances Donahoe of Gainesville; and brother David Paul Collins of  Corona del Mar, Calif. Special thanks to friends Joe Cirulli, Eric Sobol, Jonathan and Sue Soar and Tom and Kim Freiwald.

Randall Stover
Randall Stover of Anna Maria died Oct. 18 after a long illness.

Mr. Stover lived in the city of Anna Maria since 1984, and served as chair of the city planning and
zoning board. He was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio, and attended Kent State University, where he studied architecture. He was a car enthusiast and participated in many national racing events.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., Bradenton. Donations may be made to, or the First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

He is survived by wife Brenda Heitzwebel Stover; mother Marjorie Sanford Stover; and sister Victoria and husband Lynn Hineman.

Thelma E. Weeks
Thelma E. Weeks, 88, of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 8.

She was a U.S. Air Force military wife that came to Palmetto in 1964 and then to Anna Maria Island in 1971. She was a member of the Anna Maria Island Art League, Island Gallery West, Longboat Key Art League, Bradenton Art League and the Anna Maria Garden Club. She was an artist, working in water color, oil painting, sculptor, pottery and clay.

Services will be at a later date.

Mrs. Weeks is survived by her daughters, Linda Ruby of Canton, Ga., and Karen LaPensee of Anna Maria; brother Keith Morgan of River City, Utah; sister Donna Penney of North Salt Lake, Utah; grandchildren Mark and Michelle Ruby of Canton and Greg and Shawn LaPensee of Bradenton; and great granddaughter Sierra Ruby of Canton.

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  1. Bettye Parker (941-795-0831)

    Johanna Zimmerman
    Born in Germany on January 19,1933
    Died on the 19th of October, 2010
    She moved to Florida in 1970 and lived in the 2400 block of Gulf drive in Bradenton Beach.
    She was an employee of Island Bazzar for 20 years.
    Johanna was an american citizen with many local and long distance friends and was very proud of these things.
    She acted as translator for many German visitors who had problems with our language and became a good friend to them all.
    The Island has lost a great icon.


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