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OBITUARY: Lowell Emerson Bell

May 19, 2017
Lowell Emerson Bell, 82, of Wade, N.C., a Boca Grande native, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Lowell was born to Angelo and Myrtle Padilla Bell on January 10, 1935 at the south end of the isla…

Our sweet Miss Dee: 1941-2017

May 19, 2017
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – If Louise du Pont Crowninshield could be called “the fairy godmother of Boca Grande,” Dee Wheeler could most certainly be called “the mom of Boca Grande.” There is not enough ro…

OBITUARY: Jacqueline Towell

May 19, 2017
Jacqueline Lesley Towell passed away on May 13, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. A British citizen, Jackie was born in Wuhu, China on June 12, 1933 to Lesley and Olive Honnor. In early 1941 the fam…

OBITUARY: Delorese “Dee” Wheeler

May 19, 2017
Delorese ‘Dee’ Green Wheeler, 75, of Boca Grande, Florida, passed away peacefully Friday, May 12, 2017. Dee was born August 30, 1941 in Sarasota, the daughter of Lewis and Martha Shirling. She grad…

Obituary: Lucy Stanton

May 5, 2017
Lucy Stanton, 96, of Boca Grande, died on May 2, 2017. She was born Lucy Jane Keeler in Evanston, Illinois, and was the daughter of Lucy Derwent and Edwin R. Keeler, who was later president of the …

Obituary: Don E. Miller

April 28, 2017
Don E. Miller, M.D., 87, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Spencerville, Ohio, the son of the late Arthur and Fern Miller. Don graduat…

Obituary: William Martin

April 21, 2017
William “Bill” Martin, 83, of Boca Grande and Charlevoix, Mich., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Monday, April 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eliza…

OBITUARY: Michael T. Jaekels M.D.

April 17, 2017
Michael (“Doc”) T. Jaekels, M.D., who helped bring thousands of babies into this world as a career obstetrician and gynecologist, passed on February 15, 2017, at the age of 86. He was a resident of…

OBITUARY: Blair Elizabeth Chapin

April 7, 2017
Blair Elizabeth Chapin of Orlando died peacefully surrounded by her parents, Susan and Roger Chapin, her younger sister Grey (13) and her beloved standard poodle Henri on April 4, 2017. A funny and…

Memorial service for William Hanley

March 24, 2017
A memorial service for William Andrew Hanley Jr. will be held on Saturday, April 8 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at noon. Mr. Hanley passed away on February 6, 2017.