Thank you for visiting The Islander Newspaper Online.

We are currently updating our website to provide you better service and function.
If you would like to access the new site, please, click here: The Islander Newspaper

Sorry for any inconvenience. Our new site and service will resume shortly.

Web Master

The Award Winning & Best News on Anna Maria Island, FL Since 1992

"The Award Winning & Best News on Anna Maria Island, FL Since 1992"

Wednesday, Dec, 17, 2014
Florida Press Assn. Award-Winning Web Site
Home Latest News Weather Sports Real Estate Classifieds Island Guide Islander Store

 SECTIONS

 • 

Main News

 • 

Classifieds

 • 

Opinions

 • 

Streetlife

 • 

Calendar

 • 

Fishing

 • 

Sports

 • 

Real Estate

 • 

Obituaries

 • 

Weather

 Features

 • 

Cortez Cook Off: The Results

 • 

Anna Maria Island Bridge FDOT replacement bridge

 • 

National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)

 • 

Advanced Search

 • 

I love AMI

 • 

Mystery Story

 • 

Fishing Laws

 Classifieds

 • 

Classifieds Page

 • 

Place An AD

 • 

Items for Sale

 • 

Garage Sale

 • 

Estate Sale

 • 

Announcments

 • 

Lost & Found

 • 

Pets

 • 

Transportation

 • 

Boats & Boating

 • 

Fishing

 • 

Kids 4 Hire

 • 

Help Wanted

 • 

Health Care

 • 

Services

 • 

Lawn & Garden

 • 

Landscaping

 • 

Home Improvement

 • 

Business Opportunities

 • 

Rentals

 • 

Real Estate

 Weather

 • 

Today's Forecast

 • 

10 Day Forecast

 • 

Today's Tides

 • 

Emergency e-mail

 • 

Storm Watch

 Archive

 • 

News Archive

 • 

2009 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2008 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2007 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2006 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2005 Top Notch Gallery

 • 

2004 Top Notch Gallery

 Useful Links

 • 

Island Links

 • 

i.wed

 • 

Islander Store

 • 

About this Site

 Contact Us

 • 

Islander Store

 • 

Subscribe

 • 

About Us

 • 

e-mail us

Story Tools

Date of Issue: April 18, 2010

Obituaries

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.

Have your say:

No comments for this page. Feel free to be the first

Username:

Contact:

(email or url)

Subject:

Your View:

Please enter the security code below:

security  

Get breaking news

Follow the Islander on TwitterBecome a fan of The Islander on Facebook

Sign up to receive breaking news alerts via e-mail. We'll send you a notice when the news and classifieds appear online every week, before the print edition hits the streets.

Click here for Gulf oil spill updates related to Anna Maria Island.

Historic Anna Maria City Pier Plank Walk

Put your name, your message, your memorial on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier prior to the Pier Centennial Celebration! And join the fun!

CLICK HERE for Stoltzfus e-mails and related court documents.


FREE Island
Vacation Guide:
get it here

Cortez Cookoff

Click here for 2010 Cortez Cookoff Winner and recipes

To advertise here, please
visit our rates page
or contact us at:
sales@islander.org
Phone: (941) 778-7978
Fax: (941) 778-9392

Back to top of Page

Home | Weather | Real Estate | Classifieds | Archives | Contact | Island Links
Islander Store | Subscribe About this site | Classifieds Page | Place an Ad
For Sale | Garage Sales | Announcements | Lost & Found | Pets | Transportation
Boats & Boating | Fishing | Kids for Hire | Help Wanted | Health Care | Services
Lawn & Garden | Landscaping | Home Improvement | Business Opportunities | Rentals | Real Estate

Our Privacy and Copyright Statements © 1992 - 2009, The Islander