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Date of Issue: June 15, 2006

Obituaries

Maxine E. Blake

Maxine E. Blake, 96, of Bradenton, died May 31.

Born in Noble County, Ind., Mrs. Blake moved to Manatee County from Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1978. She was Protestant.

Memorial services will be at a later date in Indiana. Brown and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by son Jack Dietrich of Anna Maria; sisters Peg Rood of Pierceton, Ind., and Donna Kline of Syracuse, Ind.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Mary Elizabeth 'Bette' Carr

Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Carr, 87, a longtime resident of Holmes Beach, has died.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Carr was a guidance counselor at Fiarmont West High School, Kettering, Ohio. She received a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a master's degree in counseling from the University of Dayton. In the late 1930s and again in the early 1950s she was parish secretary at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Oakwood (Dayton), Ohio. She held most lay offices at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach. She served for many years as president of the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island. She was an avid gardener.

She is survived by son Stephen H. of Evanston, Ill.; grandchildren Rosamond Carr of Pasadena, Calif., and Louisa of Evanston; nieces Kay Armstrong of Springfield, Ken., Janice Watson of Tipp City, Ohio, Patricia Dunn of Largo, and Carol McNeeley of Bettendorf, Iowa; and nephew David Senseman of San Antonio, Texas.

 

Dr. Wilfred 'Wil" Duffield Little Jr.

Dr. Wilfred "Wil" Duffield Little Jr., 74, of Anna Maria, died May 30.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Little practiced dermatology in Tampa for more than 25 years and served on the

Tampa General Hospital medical staff since 1967. He retired from practice in 1993. He attended prep school in Belmont Hill, Mass., pre-med at Davidson College in North Carolina and medical school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard after graduating from medical school.

He was co-founder and past president of the Florida Society of Surgeons, past president of the Florida West Coast Dermatology Society, 1991 Florida Society of Dermatology Practitioner of the Year, a member of the Sandpipers Barber Shop Quartet, Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, and was a Rotary International-Paul Harris Fellow. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and was a private pilot.

Services will be June 17 in Dayton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Blvd., Sarasota FL 34236, or the Cancer Patient Care, 1507 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99202.

He is survived by wife Sue Ankeny; sons Duff (Rozanne) of Cheney, Wash., and Mike of Spokane, Wash.; stepdaughter Paige Strohson of San Diego, Calif.; stepson Malcolm Strohson of Newport Beach, Calif.; brother Roger Little of Palm Desert, Calif.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Mildred R. Warrener

Mildred R. Warrener, 96, of Bradenton, died May 24.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Warrener retired to Holmes Beach from Sylvania, Ohio, in 1977. She taught at Chase School in Toledo (1929-1936), Hillview (1950-1961) and Maplewood in Sylvania (1961-1968). During her education career, she served terms as president of the Sylvania Education Association and primary chairman of the N.W.O.E.A. She was a graduate of Libbey High in Toledo in 1927, Michigan State Normal (Teachers) College (now Eastern Michigan) in 1929, and later attended Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. She was a Golden Violet member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, and a member of the Sylvania United Church of Christ and Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria.

Memorial services were at Roser Church June 3. Rememberences may be made in care of Richard Warrener, 25707 Bloomsbury Ct., Land O Lakes FL 34639.

She is survived by sons Larry of Toledo, Douglas of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Richard of Tampa; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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