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Date of Issue: June 09, 2010

Obituaries

Ella Botkin Winchester Briggs

Ella Botkin Winchester Briggs, 84, of Lakewood Ranch, died May 31.

Mrs. Briggs was born in Plain City, Ohio, July 14, 1925, and moved to Florida in 1962. She graduated from Mount Carmel School of Nursing and was retired from Manatee Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach.

Services were June 5 at Manasota Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.

Mrs. Briggs is survived by brother Wenner 'Budd' Botkin Jr., daughter Cathy Winchester Morillo and granddaughter Ella Maria Morillo.

Ron Johns

Ron Johns, 52, of Sarasota, died May 21.

Memorial donations are suggested for a local food pantry or homeless coalition.

Mr. Johns is survived by son Joshua of Bradenton, sister Pamela Dixon of Wisconsin, and brother Rik of Anna Maria.

Jeanne M. McGrath

Jeanne M. McGrath, 84, died June 3.

Mrs. McGrath was a member of the Anna Maria Garden Club, Woman's Club and the League of Women Voters.

A funeral service and visitation were held June 7 and June 8 at Mansion Memorial Park and Funeral Home.

Mrs. McGrath is survived by four children, Veronica McGrath, Mary Ellen Frisoli, Terrence McGrath and Peter McGrath; brother James Young; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

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