John 'Mike' Dunnington
John "Mike" Dunnington of Holmes Beach died Sept. 1.
Toale Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by companion Vera Atchison; parents Diane and Mark Bennett; grandparents Frances Whitliger and Helen Bennett; sisters Leanne and Dawn Bennett; and brother Jason Bennett.
Marjorie G. Kinnan
Marjorie G. Kinnan, 95, of Bradenton, died Aug. 30.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Kinnan moved to Bradenton from Toledo, Ohio, in 1951. She was a teacher, guidance counselor and served on the Manatee County School Board for 16 years. She was the Manatee County Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 1999, and had an elementary school in Tallevast named in her honor. She was active in American Association of University Women, the Manatee League of Women Voters and Meals on Wheels. She taught Sunday School and attended First United Methodist Church.
Memorial services were Sept. 2 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Manatee Education Foundation, Marge Kinnan Memorial Fund, 215 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Shannon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Anne, a teacher at Anna Maria Elementary School; sons Harry and Joe; grandchildren Joe Jr., Chris, Courtney Kinnan Cherry, Patrick and William Russell; and great-grandchildren Jay and Evelyn Grace Cherry.
Editor's note: Marge Kinnan, in her association with AAUW, showed us at The Islander early on the value of community service to the newspaper when she partnered sales of the organization's luminaries with us, and for that and much more, we are thankful to have known her.