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Date of Issue: June 30, 2005

Obituary

Juanita June Curtis

Juanita June Rich Curtis, 81, of Holmes Beach, June 20.

Born in Fairmont, W. Va., she was a member of the Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria, where she served as a deacon. She was active in the Bradenton YMCA and the Anna Maria Historical Society.

Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 3, at Roser Church, 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria. Burial was at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Fairmont, W. Va. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

She is survived by daughters and spouses Sharyn and Robert Sekora of Greensburg, Pa., Tanya and Richard Liesz of Cardiff, Calif., and Kelley and Timothy Purdy of Apollo Beach; brothers Noel Rich of Elkhart, Texas, and Lawrence "Bud" Rich of Texas City, Texas; sister Marjorie Harrell of Leander, Texas; grandchildren Aaron Curtis Sekora of Greensburg, Pa., and Sean Thomas Curtis Sekora of Morgantown, W. Va.; several nieces and nephews; and a close cousin Robert Toothman of Winter Park.

Henrietta Kreher

Henrietta Kreher, 83, of Anna Maria, died June 23.

Born in Bascom, Miss., Mrs. Kreher came to Manatee County from Tampa. She was a homemaker. She attended Roser Memorial Community Church.

Joint services for Mrs. Kreher and her late husband, Ernest, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Roser, 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughters Pamela Buzbee of Marietta, Ga., Gayla Fitzpatrick of Anna Maria, and Patricia of Belleair Bluffs; and three grandchildren.

James L. Moss

James L. Moss, 79, of Bradenton, died June 13.

Born in Wichita, Kan., Mr. Moss moved to Manatee County from Annapolis, Md., in 1991. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years during the Korean War and in Vietnam. He was director of computer services at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and retired as director of computer services at the U.S. Naval Academy. He was a member of the Navy League, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club, Christ Episcopal Church, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels of Manatee County.

Memorial services were June 17. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 811 23rd Ave. E., Bradenton FL 34208. Brown & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by daughter Lynne Moss Griffin of Rome, Ga.; son James Stephen of Montpelier, Vt.; brother Eugene of Anna Maria; nephews Jim and Ed; niece Beth Moss Waters; and 11 grandchildren.

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