James M. Taylor
James M. Taylor,
54, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 16 in Orlando, Fla.
Mr. Taylor was
born in Belle Valley, Ohio, and came to this area from
Ohio in 1980. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a
member of Longboat Island Chapel.
He was a marine
contractor and owner of Taylor-Made Marine Construction.
He also owned and operated Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical
There will be
a gathering of family and friends from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A memorial
service officiated by the Rev. Ken Gill will be held
at 11 a.m. Saturday at Longboat Island Chapel, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
may be made to Longboat Island Chapel Outreach Program,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FL 34228.
is survived by wife Pidge; daughters Courtney and
Kelsey; son Nick; and brother Joe Taylor of Whitehall,
91, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 29.
Born in Newark,
N.J., Mrs. Liming came to Holmes Beach from Lincroft,
N.J., in 1972. She worked in real estate there for
20 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Atlas
Chapter 99, in Westfield, N.J., and a charter member
of the Fair Haven Garden Club. She was a member of
Red Bank Presbyterian Church and Roser Memorial Community
Church, serving as deaconess and chair.
for Ms. Liming will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial
contributions may be made to the church, designated
for the Rose Garden.
She is survived
by sister Doris Moser of Silver Spring, Md.; a niece;
two nephews; 17 grandnieces and grandnephews; a great-grandniece;
and a great-grandnephew.
Wiley 'Gene' E. Moss
Wiley "Gene" E.
Moss, 81, of Anna Maria, died Jan. 8.
Mr. Moss moved
to Anna Maria 49 years ago from Kansas. He was a graduate
of Wichita University. He taught at Walker Junior High
School and Anna Maria Elementary School. He also worked
as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the State
of Florida, helping the handicapped.
was anything nearer and dearer to Gene's heart,
it was his work with vocational rehabilitation," said
He and Richard
Wiggins began a night school for farm laborers in Rubonia,
teaching reading and writing. He and fellow teacher
Bill Aldrich instituted science fairs in Manatee County
schools. And Gene and the late George Norwood began
the Roser Memorial Community Church Van Service, transporting
church members to services, church functions and shopping.
He was a longtime member of the Anna Maria Island Rotary
Club, serving as president and recognized as a Rotary
Paul Harris Fellow.
He and wife Elizabeth
were named Anna Maria citizens of the year in 2003
by the Anna Maria City Commission.
elder hostels," Elizabeth said, "and we
went to 14 of them, including international ones in
Scotland, England, Australia and New Zealand. He also
liked cruises. We went to Alaska, through the Panama
Canal, and took all the children and grandchildren
on the Big Red Boat, which was a thrill for everyone."
were Jan. 14 at Roser Memorial Community Church, conducted
by his son, the Rev. Ed Moss. Memorial contributions
may be made to the church's van fund, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216; the Lottie Moon Fund at
West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd St. W., Bradenton
FL 34201; or the Braden River Baptist Church, 5412
State Road 64 East, Bradenton FL 34208.
He is survived by
wife Elizabeth; sons Ed and Jim; daughter Beth; and nine
Gerarda 'Gerry' Plese
Gerarda "Gerry" Plese, 89,
of Bradenton, died Jan. 10.
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Plese
moved to Bradenton in 1970. She was a reading teacher in Michigan and at Samoset
Elementary School until her retirement. She was a member of the American Association
of University Women, Manatee Professional Business and Women's Club,
Florida Retired Educator's Association and Kappa Kappa Iota. She was
a former member of Sweet Adelines. She was a member of Legion of Mary at St.
Visitation was Jan. 13 and Funeral Mass
Jan. 14. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel, was in charge of
She is survived by daughters Terri Wallis
of Bradenton Beach, Patricia Gussin of Longboat Key, Joanne Savage of Bradenton;
and Mary Ann Bole of Englewood; sons Donald of LaBelle and Edmund of Overland
Park, Kan.; 21 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Mary Winheim, 97, of Bradenton, died
Mrs. Winheim was a retired special education
teacher in New York State. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach, and a member of the Ladies Guild.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held
at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the church, 207 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Manasota
Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by grandnieces
Colleen Clark and Elizabeth, both of Bradenton; grandnephews Garry Rooney
and Chard, both of Holmes Beach; and great-grandniece Katy Jo Clark of Bradenton.