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Date of Issue: April 22, 2009

Obituaries

Joan L. Macfarlane

Joan L. Macfarlane, 99, of Holmes Beach, died April 12.

Ms. Macfarlane was born in Venezuela.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34219, or St. Josephs Food Pantry, 3100 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.

She is survived by nephews Duncan, Patrick and Michael Hagan, all of England.

 

Wyla V. Skene

Wyla V. Skene, 83, of Holmes Beach, died April 16.   Mrs. Skene moved to Manatee County from Clio, Mich., after teaching elementary school in Michigan for 28 years. She was very active in church women's ministries and Christian Women's Club.

Memorial services were April 18. Memorial contributions may be made to Orange Grove Free Methodist Church, 2202 26th St. Ave. E., Bradenton FL 34208.

She is survived by Marcia and Dave Brockway of Anna Maria; Duane and Jackie Skene of Spring Arbor, Mich.; Cindy and Jeff James of Bridgeport, Texas; grandchildren Nicole Ditzel, Rachelle Cornwell, Joel and Aaron, and Mary and Austin James.

 

Phyllis A. Walthius

Phyllis A. Walthius, 78, of Bradenton, died April 14. Born in Chicago, Mrs. Walthius moved to Bradenton from Hinsdale, Ill., in 1990. She was fashion coordinator for Bonwit Teller women's store in Oakbrook, Ill. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Hinsdale, Church of the Annunciation Episcopal Church, Holmes Beach, the Village Green Homeowner's Association and the Alzheimer's Association.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Church of the Annunciation Episcopal Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Annunciation Memorial Fund, 4408 Gulf Drive, Alzheimer's Association, or Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care. Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by husband George G.; son Scott and wife Diane of Downers Grove, Ill; daughter Debra Holsten of Hinsdale; and grandchildren Lindsey, Whitney and Mackenzie Holsten and Matt Walthius.

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