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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BOUWMEESTER, BLANCHE H., 91, of Tampa, died Monday (March 7, 1994) in Tampa. She was born in Orange City, Iowa, and came here in 1990 from Vero Beach. She was a beautician and a Presbyterian. Survivors include a brother, Richard Van Benthem, Santa Clarita, Calif.; and a sister, Laverne Silkebakken, Tampa. F.T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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BUTLER, WILLIAM "BILL," 45, of Temple Terrace, died Tuesday (March 8, 1994) at home. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and came here 30 years ago. He was a self-employed auto restoration specialist and was former owner/operator of Corvette Specialty and Vintage Car Restoration. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Linda; his mother, Cusick P. Clow, Clearwater; and his father and stepmother, William H. and Daisy Butler, Jacksonville. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

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CATER, SUSAN B., 44, of Tampa, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (March 5, 1994) at home. She was born in Tacoma, Wash., and moved to Tampa eight years ago from Clearwater. She was a student at the University of South Florida. She was a 1968 graduate of Clearwater High School and a 1972 graduate of USF. Survivors include her husband, Robert C.; her mother, Mildred Boucher, Tampa; a son, Bradley Forrest, Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Catherine Forrest, Portland; a brother, Harry Boucher Jr., Tampa; and a sister, Sharon Cowart, Tampa. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

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CRAVEN, MARGARET HOUSE, 82, of Plant City, died Monday (March 7, 1994) at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Sylvester, Ga., and came here 25 years ago from North Carolina. She was a nurse and a Protestant. She is survived by a brother, Eddie House, Plant City. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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ETLER, JOSEPH E., 83, of Tampa, died Monday (March 7, 1994) at West Bay Nursing Center. He was born in Covington, Ky., and came here in 1954 from Cincinnati. He was a household supplies salesman and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He is survived by a companion, Janet Howard, Tampa. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

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GEORGE, AUBREY, 67, of Lake City, formerly of Sydney, died Tuesday (Feb. 15, 1994) at home. He was born in Sydney and moved to Lake City from the bay area 14 years ago. He retired from the Army in 1965 after 21 years of service and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He joined the millwright's union, Local 1000, in Tampa in 1968, and retired 19 years later. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Davidson, Lake City; three brothers, Nebie, Pensacola, and Gifford and Aldon, both of Riverview; two sisters, Avie Dee Carnley, Altura, and Juanita Bearry, Seffner; and three grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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GUERRERA, JOHN J., 80, of Sun City Center, died Monday (March 7, 1994) at home under the care of Hospice of Hillsborough. He was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and came here 13 years ago. He was a retired New York Housing Authority inspector and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2159, Staten Island. Survivors include his wife, Elveda; two daughters, Lorraine Guerrera, California, and Delores DiGiovanni, New York City; a brother, Frank, Staten Island; two sisters, Marie Cavolla and Nellie Gutzit, both of Staten Island. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.

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HAMILTON, LEWIS E., 61, of Brooksville and formerly of Lutz, died Friday (March 4, 1994) at HCA Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Tifton, Ga., he lived in Lutz until moving to Brooksville in 1990. He retired as a supervisor from the Civil Service and was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; a daughter, Martha Eddings, Tampa; three stepdaughters, Toni Williams, Lutz, Kathy Mundy, Logansport, Ind., and Carla Nolte, Kokomo, Ind.; his mother, Mildred, Tampa; three brothers, Fred, James and Wayne, all of Tampa; a sister, Doris O'Conner, Tampa; and six grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

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KIEPKE, ELDON JOSEPH, 71, of Tampa, died Monday (March 7, 1994) in Tampa. He was born in Centerville, S.D., and came here in 1956. He was an air-conditioning mechanic and was employed by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority 15 years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, June L.; four sons, Ronald G., Tampa, Larry D., Fort Walton Beach, Terry L., Bradenton, and David E., Tallahassee; a daughter, Janet A. Kiepke, Maryland; two brothers, Richard E., Sioux Falls, S.D., and Leland G., Chicago; four sisters, Gertrude E. Anderson, Irene, S.D., Evelyn Frank and Thelma Wiebers, both of Centerville, and Ardis Jorgenson, Lennox, S.D.; and four grandchildren. Roel & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

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KING, ELSIE L., 81, of Tampa, died Monday (March 7, 1994) at University Community Hospital. She was born in Pennsylvania and came here in 1969 from Chicago. She was a retired inspector for Motorola Pagers. Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

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KUHNS, DORIS MARIE, 73, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) at University Village Nursing Home. She was born in Indiana and came here 17 years ago from Columbus, Ohio. She was a retired parts maker for a phone company. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 9857 in Columbus and Disabled American Veterans Post 4 in Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Richard R. Sr.; a son, Richard R. Jr., Lewisburg, Tenn.; a daughter, Theresa Jarrell, Columbus; two sisters, Lois Conarroe, Lebanon, Ind., and Phyllis Lacy, Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

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LOHMANN, RITA M., 81, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1993) at University Community Hospital. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here 16 years go. She was a counselor for the Orange County Welfare Department. Survivors include two sons, Charles, Monroe, N.Y., and Ken, Golden, Colo.; a daughter, Virginia Nodhturft, Temple Terrace; a sister, Ruth McCabe, Annandale, Va.; and three grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

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NEEDHAM, KARLA ALBERTA, 36, of Brandon, died Monday (March 7, 1994) at home. She was born in Houston, and came here 14 years ago from Winter Park. She was a music teacher at Seffner Elementary School and a member of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, the Florida Music Educators Association and the Music Educators National Conference. She was a 1979 graduate of the University of Central Florida and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota. She was a member of Palm River Church of Christ. Survivors include her parents, James and Maria Needham, Brandon; a daughter, Heidi-Marie Needham, Brandon; and a sister, Christa Seibert, Winter Springs. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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NOLAND, JAMES B. "JIM," 72, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) at home. He was born in Richmond, Ky., and came here in 1947. He was a real estate broker and a member of University Church of God. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 139 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 25. Survivors include his wife, M. Helen; a son, Kenneth W., Alexandria, Va.; two stepdaughters, Darlene Stokes, Chicago, and Faye Lumpkin, Tampa; a brother, Clarence M., Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Evelyn Blanton and Sarah Jett Beck, both of Baconton, Ga., and Kathy Clinker, Newhall, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Curry & Son Funeral Home, Tampa.

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PIOTROWSKI, GEORGE, 42, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1993) in Bunnell. He was born in Poland and came here in 1988 from New York. He was a jeweler. Survivors include his wife, Irena; a daughter, Joanna Ward, Tampa; two brothers and two sisters in Poland; and a grandchild. F.T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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THOMPSON, CLEO V., 76, of Sun City Center, died Monday (March 7, 1994) at Sun Terrace Health Care Center, Sun City Center. She was born in Tarpon Springs and graduated from Tarpon Springs High School in 1935. She was a clerk for Tarapani's Department Store in Tarpon Springs for more than 30 years. She was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Halki Society and the Philoptochos Society. She was 1990 volunteer of the year at Tarpon Springs Middle School for working with handicapped children. She was a volunteer at Tarpon Springs High School from 1955 to 1965 and a homeroom mother for the class of 1957 from seventh through 12th grades. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy, Tarpon Springs fire chief for 26 years and for whom the fire station on Gulf Road is named. Survivors include her son, J. Vince Thompson of Apollo Beach, principal at East Bay High School; a brother, Charles V. Vizandiou, Floral City; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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