Miriam Chace Chapman
Miriam Chace Chapman, 86, of East Falmouth, Mass., and Anna Maria, died April 8 in Bradenton. She was born in New Bedford, Mass., and graduated from Dartmouth (Mass.) High School in 1941 and St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in New Bedford in 1944. She was a registered nurse at St. Luke's for many years.
Mrs. Chapman was an active member of Smith Mills Congregational Church before moving to Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in 1970, where she was a member of the Cape Elizabeth Methodist Church, the historical society and garden club. She also was an artist.
She and husband William spent winters on Anna Maria Island, where she attended Roser Memorial Community Church. She was a member of the Anna Maria Island Artists Guild. She also was a Red Sox fan.
A memorial service was held April 10 at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria. Donations can be made in her name to the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in East Falmouth, Mass., the American Heart Association , or the Disabled Veterans National Foundation.
She is survived by her sister, Priscilla R. Chace of Naples, Fla.; three children and their spouses, Paul A. and Margo A. Lafferty of Enfield, Conn., Mark A. and Nina S. Lafferty of East Freetown, Mass., and Kathleen M. Lafferty and Bruce D. Colegrove of Leverett, Mass.; five grandchildren, Brendan M. Lafferty, Paul D. Lafferty, Scott D. Lafferty, Erin E. Lafferty and Meghan L. Bradshaw; five great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, David R. Lafferty Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., David and Mary Chapman of Manchester, N.H., and Susan J. and Stanley R. Bodner of Pembroke, N.H.; and their children and grandchildren.
Gordon Brown ‘G.B.’ Knowles III
Gordon Brown ‘G.B.’ Knowles III, 56, of Ellenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island died April 10 at Manatee Memorial Hospital.
He was an outdoors writer, fishing and hunting enthusiast, and a friend to many Florida conservationists.
He most recently wrote for the Boca Beacon, a weekly publication based in Boca Grande. Over the years, he wrote for the former Islander newspaper and for many other magazines and newspapers throughout the state.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton followed by a gathering of friends and family at the home of Jim and Cindy Knowles.
He is survived by sister Patti Knowles of Bradenton.
Ladonna E. Robinson
Ladonna E. Robinson, 79, of Holmes Beach and formerly of Florence, Ky., died April 8 in Edgewood, Ky.
Mrs. Robinson is the wife of former Holmes Beach Commissioner Ron Robinson. She was a homemaker. She belonged to Saramana Model-A Restorers Club and the Key Royale Club. She served the North Kentucky Association for the Retarded, and was a member of Westside Christian Church, Bradenton, and Florence Christian Church, Florence, Ky.
Visitation was held April 12 and a funeral service was held April 13 at Stith Funeral Home, Florence, Ky. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by husband Ron; son Paul Robinson of Burlington, Ky.; four daughters, Nanette Dedman of Florence, Ky., Cyndy Kloeker of Walton, Ky., Lauren Baumgardt of Arnelia, Ohio, and Rhonda Herlinger of Fort Thomas, Ky.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.