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Date of Issue: September 09, 2009

Obituaries

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Buckley

Bette Kae Mortimore Buckley
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Mike and Bette Buckley



Bette Kae Mortimore Buckley, 56, of Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 29.

Born in Pontiac, Ill., Mrs. Buckley moved to Florida 18 years ago. She owned and operated “Sew What” in both Bloomington, Ill., and Anna Maria Island. She received a master’s degree in foods and nutrition at Illinois State University. Her passion of sewing and alterations began when she started customizing and making her own clothes. She had a soft voice, but a huge heart. She loved her family, her husband and friends. She will be sorely missed by all that knew her and loved her.

A celebration of her life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 525 75th St., Holmes Beach,

She is survived by husband Mike; sisters Bonnie Smith and husband Lynn, Alice Testa and husband Tony; brother Dr. Robert Mortimore and wife Barbi; step-children Tyler of Bloomington, Tina Buckley Cox of Union Beach, N.J., and Lisa Mikus of Austin, Texas; and grandchildren Colton Alan, Emerson Michelle, Will Mikus and Matt Mikus.

William Patton Reed

William Patton Reed, 85, of Beaver, Pa., and formerly Bradenton, died Aug. 26.

Mr. Reed was a retired superintendent of Key Royale Housing Development in Holmes Beach, co-owner of Reed Brothers Construction in New Castle and Bradenton, and a locksmith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was a 50-year member of the Meridian Lodge No. 411 and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, a former member of Bradenton Lions Club 35. He loved NASCAR racing.

Noll Funeral Home Inc., Beaver, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at: www.nollfuneral.com.
He is survived by daughter Julia “Jody” Shugert and husband Guy; grandsons Guy “Skipper” and Douglas Reed Shugert; sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Robert Byers and family of Enon Valley; brother Keith Reed and family of New Castle; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Lacy and Joanne Baldy and family; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jim and Jodi Baldy and family; sister-in-law Myrna Salmon; niece and nephew Dorian and Dr. Bill Guyton; nephew and niece Trey and Anne Baldy and family; and many close friends, including Phil and Leah Wells and Jenny and Ben Sabo and family of Bradenton, Bob Singo, Rebecca Nowakowski, Duane and Carol Lee Douglas, and Jim and Donna Douglas as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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