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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BROWN, ELIZABETH W., 87, of Tampa, died Friday (Sept. 17, 2004). She was born in Owatonna, Minn. Survivors include a daughter, Peggiann Thrane; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Marsicano Funeral Home, Tampa.

CIVILETTI, JEAN, 80, of Beverly Hills, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004) in Inverness. Born in Greenville, Ohio, she moved to Tampa in 1953. She was the owner and operator of a trucking company and was a 20-year cashier at Morrison's Cafeteria in Tampa. She was a 50-year member of the Moose International and a 40-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary 155. She was Protestant. Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Joanna Schneider, Crystal River; and three nephews. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.

CLEMENTS, MARY, 77, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004). Survivors include a sister, Cheryl Mestas. Garden of Memories Funeral Home, Tampa.

CORBA, RUTH G., 81, of Brandon, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004). Survivors include a son, Michael Walton, Brandon; a sister, Emma Shaffer, Oakdale, Pa.; and four granddaughters. Serenity Meadows, Riverview.

HUDSON, ELIZABETH "Betty" E., 86, of Tampa, died Thursday (Sept. 16, 2004). She was a member of the Northeast United Methodist Church, the Seminole Heights Women's Club and American Legion Auxiliary No. 111. Survivors include a daughter, Judith Hudson; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

MARTINEZ, MARY F., 96, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004). Born in Santander, Spain, she was a cigar factory worker until working with her husband, the owner and founder of El Encanto Cleaners in Ybor City. She was Catholic, involved in the Las Damas del Centro Espanol de Proteccion y Auxilio and the Eastern Star. Survivors include two sons, Daniel F. and Dr. Victor J.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

MITCHELL, NORMA J., 83, of Sun City Center, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004). Survivors include her husband, William; and a brother, Raymond. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

NEHER, EDITH Z., 99, of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004). She was born in Winamak, Ind. Survivors include a son, William; two daughters, Pamela Cooper and Nancy Neher; and a grandson. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

SLOAN, WALTER JAMES, 72, of Lake Panasoffkee, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004) in Leesburg. Born in Atlanta, his family moved to the area when he was 6 weeks old. He was a conductor for the railroad, retiring after 40 years with Seaboard Coastline and CSX. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Panasoffkee. Survivors include his wife, Daytha; five sons, Scott Sloan, Lake Panasoffkee, Danny Lauver and Mark Smith, both of Kansas City, Mo., Mike Smith, Columbia, Mo., and Bill Smith, Annandale, Va.; three daughters, Lana Lee Wright and Evie Meyer, both of Lake Panasoffkee and Cindy Morlan, Kansas City; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.

STARKEY, RICHARD "RICKY", 43, of Gibsonton, died Friday (Sept. 17, 2004) at St. Joseph's Cancer Institute. He was a member of IISA, GTSA, and Showmen League of St. Louis. He was employed by Myers International Midways of Gibsonton for 28 years. Survivors include a sister, Janice Lane; and two brothers, David and Bob. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

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