Obituaries – 02-26-2013

Delane Y. ‘Dee’ Ellerobit-eller

Delane Y. “Dee” Eller, 72, of Bradenton, died Feb. 12. She was born June 29, 1941, in Defiance, Ohio.

She retired after 37 years at the city of Bradenton as director of labor relations.

She was married 25 years to the late John W. Eller. She handcrafted stained glass artwork and enjoyed golf. She was a member of the Bradenton Country Club, the VFW and Elks clubs of Bradenton and the Moose Lodge of Anna Maria Island.

A memorial service will be held 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Aces Lounge, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton. Arrangements were by Brown and Sons Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Eller is survived by sister G. Ellajean Nichols of Jackson, Mich.; nephew Brandon Snyder of Sefner; step-son William Eller of Bradenton; and step-daughters Bonner Joy of Holmes Beach, and Sally Smith of Ocala.


Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor, 77, of Zolfo Springs and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 14. She was born in 1936 in Seville, Ohio.

Mrs. Taylor and husband Charles moved to Holmes Beach in 1965 and owned Island Rental Service for 21 years. Once retired, they traveled throughout the United States until his death in 1998.

She moved to Zolfo Springs and met Thomas Muir, and for 15 years they enjoyed traveling in the U.S., Caribbean and more than 22 countries.

Mrs. Taylor loved to read, quilt and create handiwork for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be no service. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

Joanne is survived by her significant other, Thomas Muir; daughters Tina Wood and Linda; grandchildren Danielle McRoberts, Christopher Wood and Charlie Gianiotes; great-grandchildren Aaden and Annabelle, all of Bradenton; and her brothers Gale Norton, and Clair Norton Jr.

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