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Date of Issue: March 11, 2009

Obituaries

Arthur Russell Daane

Arthur Russell Daane, 58, of Holmes Beach, died March 3.

Mr. Daane moved to Manatee County six years ago from Fort Myers.

Services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Covell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife Tara, two sons, one sister and one brother.

 

Matthew Donohue

Matthew Donohue, 90, of Holmes Beach, died March 2.

Mr. Donohue was a member of the G.T. Bray Tennis Center. He was a retired attorney from Chase Manhattan Bank.

There were no services. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Irene.

 

Marilyn Lee Lightner

Marillyn Lee Lightner, 82, of Anna Maria, and Dixon, Ill., died March 4.

Mrs. Lightner was a nurses aide at KatherineShaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, during in the 1940s, and a homemaker. She was a member of Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria, and Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church, Dixon.

Memorial services were March 7 at Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. A memorial service at Roser Church will be held at a later date. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roser Memorial Community Church Thrift Shop, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216-0247.

She is survived by sons, John and wife Linda of Bradenton, and Tom and wife Elise of Sarasota; daughters Linda Brantley, and Peggy Covert and husband George, both of Dixon; daughter-in-law Eris of Dixon; sister Joyce Klausmeir of Sheboygan, Wis.; grandchildren Eric, Kristopher, Mark, Jennifer, John II, Tonya, Cory, Stephanie, Jamie, Stacey, Matthew and Kaylee; and great-grandchildren Lydia, Phoebe, Ben, Tanner, Taylor, Lindsey, John III, Joey, Jordan, Tiffany, Aspen, Hope, Adam, Jesse and Sophia.

 

Lt. Col. Alice Audrey Seiler

Lt. Col. Alice Audrey Seiler, 81, of Anna Maria and Lancaster, Pa., died March 2.

Born in Salisbury, Rhodesia, Mrs. Seiler was retired from the Salvation Army. She was a graduate of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she received her bachelor of science degree from the university’s then president, Dwight D. Eisenhower. She and her husband, Donald, entered and were ordained at the Salvation Army School for Officers Training, and were commissioned. They served in Ohio, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, New York City, Buffalo, N.Y., Connecticut and Massachusetts. After their retirement to Anna Maria, she served as health center director at Salvation Army camps and also volunteered in Zambia, Kenya, Zaire, Hong Kong, Costa Rica and the Virgin Islands.

Her great-great-grandfather, George Emerson Bean, received the first homestead deed to Anna Maria Island in 1893 from President William McKinley.

Memorial services were March 7 in Lancaster. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army through Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Millersville PA 17551. Online condolences may be made at www.scheidfuneralhome.com

She is survived by husband Donald D.; son Glenn; grandson Glenn Erik; and many relatives and friends.

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