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Date of Issue: April 28, 2005

Obituary

Dorothy 'Candy' Helen Carnell

Dorothy "Candy" Helen Carnell, 79, of Holmes Beach and Louisville, Ky., died April 25.

A 1947 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Ms. Carnell was manager of Bill Boland's Dining Room in Louisville for 35 years. After her retirement in 1982, she wintered in Holmes Beach with her sister Pudge and late brother-in-law Harold L. "Pete" Erickson. She was an avid golfer, and was active in the Anna Maria Island Bridge Club, Island Book Club and Friends of the Library.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Library Island Branch, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or to Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna

Maria FL 34216.

Known and loved by her nieces and nephews as Aunt Dolly, she is survived by her sister and best friend Frances "Pudge" Erickson of Holmes Beach, and by nieces Billie Kathleen Carnell Schwartz, Carol Sue Carnell Walker of Treasure Island, and Dorothy (Anne) Tracy Erickson; nephews Harold, William, David and James Erickson and Charles Carnell; 11 grandnieces and grandnephews; 11 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by parents Willam Clarence and Dorothea Carr Carnell, and by brothers Henry, William, and Charles Carnell.

Gable S. Drutowski

Gable S. Drutowski, 79, of Bradenton, died April 21.

Born in Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Drutowski moved to Manatee County from Milwaukee, Wis., in 1984. She was church secretary at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, and at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in West Allis, Wis. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Bradenton and Christian Mothers.

Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Brown and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by husband Joseph; daughter Mary Rinehart of South Milwaukee, Wis.; sons Karl of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Rev. Robert of Milwaukee; brother Sam Smith Jr. of York, Maine; and five grandchildren.

Jane G. Fitzgerald

Jane G. Fitzgerald, 79, of Holmes Beach, died April 19.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Fitzgerald came to Manatee County from Baltimore, Md., in 1990. She was a bank treasurer with Leeds Federal Savings and Loan. She was a member of Island Gallery West and the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, both in Holmes Beach. She was Episcopalian.

Visitation and memorial services were April 23. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughter Jennifer Coburn of Bradenton; sons James G. and Richard, both of Columbia, Md., Thomas of Pensacola, and John Patrick; and three grandchildren.

Anne Perkins Swann Goodrich

Islander probably was oldest native Floridian

Anne Perkins Swann Goodrich of Holmes Beach, likely the oldest native-born Floridian, died Friday morning at home. She was 109, just three months short of her 110th birthday.

She was a missionary to China, author, teacher, church deacon, and pioneer feminist before the world knew there were such women. She even played tackle on her college football team.

Born July 4, 1895, in Fernandina Beach, she lived with an aunt in Plainfield, N.J., from age 16 after her parents died. The Fernandina Beach home of her parents, Samuel Donevan Swann and Frankie Smith, is now classified as historical; it was built by her grandfather, Samuel Ashe Swann.

In 1917 she entered Vassar College where a classmate was Edna St. Vincent Millay, and was a star athlete, playing on the football team - and when Vassar became coeducational, she cut off her financial support. Her master's degree came from Columbia University.

After working at New York's First Presbyterian Church with famed preacher Henry Emerson Fosdick, she became a missionary to China. There she helped young women develop cottage industries, and it was there that she met and married L. Carrington Goodrich, who was working for the Rockefeller Institute.

Back in the United States, both became very active in the Riverdale Presbyterian Church in New York, where she was deacon, elder, and Harlem children's tutor. Her husband headed the Chinese and Japanese department of Columbia University. They reared five children.

In 1987 she moved to Holmes Beach to be with daughter Anne Goodrich Jones. She published three books on China, the last one when she was 96. Her last professional article was published when she was 103, the age when she gave her last lecture.

She was active in Roser Women's Guild and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, the Society of Women Geographers, and tutored at Manatee Community College.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Inurnment will be in the family plot in Massachusetts. Memorial donations may be made to Heifer International, P.O. Box 1692, Merrifield VA 22116; Hospice of Southwest Florida, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton; or to her churches, Annunciation in Holmes Beach, Riverdale Presbyterians in New York, or the Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church in Harpswell, Maine.Surviving are sons Thomas in Delaware and Hubbard in Maine; daughters Sally Hurlbert in Connecticut and Anne Jones of Holmes Beach; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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