Obituaries – 12-18-2013

Margery A. Rothfuss

Margery A. Rothfuss, 72, of Bradenton, died Dec. 8. She was born July 30, 1941, in Minneapolis.

Mrs. Rothfuss moved to Anna Maria Island in 1961 and prior to her retirement she was a 22-year employee of Manatee County.

Visitation and a celebration of life service were held Dec. 14 at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at

Mrs. Rothfuss is survived by husband David F.; daughter Debbie Little Holman and husband Randy of Riverview; son John R. Little of Bradenton; step-son David Mathes and wife Sarah of Chicago; grandchildren Krystal, Emily and Nicholas Holman; siblings Thomas Karkhoff of Naperville, Ill.; James Karkhoff of Owatonna, Minn.; Susan Lindberg of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and Judy Karkhoff of Bradenton.


Kevin T. Shean

Kevin T. Shean, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 26 after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 7, 1949, in Boston.

Mr. Shean moved to Bradenton in 2004 and joined Bruce’s Taxi after driving a cab in Boston for 30 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 2188 in Bradenton Beach. He will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family would like to thank Tidewell Hospice of Bradenton and especially nurse Kara Schiavare for their care and compassion.

Mr. Shean is survived by his longtime companion, Kathy Call, and his BFF’s (pets), Killer, Monster and Daisy; two sisters; a brother; and several children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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