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Date of Issue: July 15, 2009

Obituaries

Betty M. Britt

Betty M. Britt, 85, of Markle, Ind., died July 7.

Born in Allen County, Ind., Mrs. Markle enjoyed creating seashell crafts and was known for her sand-dollar clocks that were sold at many area festivals. She and her husband wintered on Anna Maria Island since 1977.

Visitation was held July 10 at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St., Markle, Ind.

Services were July 11 at the Myers Funeral Home-Markle Chapel. Interment as at the Star of Hope Cemetery in Huntington County. Memorial contributions may be made to the Markle Fish & Game Club Park in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle IN 46770.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James O.; daughters Brenda K., Beverly Wilson and husband Greg, Becky Hughes and husband; son Jack and wife Judy of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Charles H. Kehm

Charles H. Kehm died July 4.

Mr. Kehm was administrator of public works in the city of Anna Maria from 1975-92. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio. He was a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He spent most of his adult years in the St. Petersburg and Bradenton areas. He was a World War II veteran.

Services will be at a later date.

He is survived by wife of 35 years Betty Alexander Kehm; two sons; two daughters; and a devoted step-daughter.

 

Tannya ‘Babe’ Bull-Hopkins-King

Tannya "Babe" Bull-Hopkins-King died July 3.

Mrs. King lived on Anna Maria Island and in Sarasota County for 50 years. She was a licensed practical nurse. She loved horseback riding, and taught English riding. She was an avid dancer who enjoyed lessons and dancing the ballroom circuit. She and her husband both loved music, and in the 1980s opened a dance club in Venice.

No services are planned.

She is survived by husband Nobby King, Bradenton; daughter Kim Hopkins-Christeson of Sarasota; father Arthur Bull of Bradenton; sisters Debbie Bull-Santarlas and husband Ron of Bradenton, and Micki Bull-Poston and husband Wayne of Bradenton, Tina Click and husband Shawn of Indiana; best friends Shauna Cappozella and Vicki Steward, both of Bradenton; and three grandchildren in Sarasota.

 

Judd Lee Langenhahn

Judd Lee Langenhahn, 51, of St. Pete Beach, died July 5.

Mr. Langenhahn was born in Wausau, Wis., and moved to Florida in 1980.

Memorial services were July 10 in St. Pete Beach.

He is survived by father Marcell (Tim); stepmother, Shirley; brothers Kurt of Tulsa, Ok., and Marc of St. Pete Beach; sisters Lori of St. Pete Beach, Beth Paustian of Wausau, Cori Hamilton of Clearwater, and Kris Collins of Indianapolis, Ind.; brother-in law, Martin; and nephew Matthew of Indianapolis, along with many relatives and friends.

 

Modeste ‘Modie’ McKenna

Modeste “Modie” McKenna, 89, of Holmes Beach and Bradenton, died July 4.

Ms. McKenna moved to Manatee County from Chicago Heights 14 years ago. She retired from a 35-year career with the federal government. Her passion in life was service to her Catholic community. She was a life-long supporter of many Christian charities. She was an active parishioner and CCW member at St. Bernard Catholic Church and St. Agnes Church in Chicago Heights.

Memorial services were July 11 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by sisters Laura Spaulding of Bradenton and Burdette Doerr of Holmes Beach; cousin Dolores Harrell; and 20 nieces and nephews.

 

Richard ‘Dick’ Oaks

Richard “Dick” Oaks died Friday, July 10, at home following a short illness. He was born in Oregon and moved to Battle Creek, Mich.

He retired after 30 years from Clark Equipment. He then moved to Holmes Beach and worked for 20 years at Home True Value Hardware.

Memorial donations may be made to Manatee County Humane Society or any animal rescue. Arrangements by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.

He leaves behind his wife, Janice, of 59 years; a nephew, Andy, who he loved like a son; Janice Leys, who he loved like a daughter; Sarah Chully; two sisters, Mary and Millie of Indiana; and brother John of Utah. 

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