Memorials

Dr. Sandra Blanton Memorial  1941 ~ 2017

Dr. Sandra BlantonSandra Blanton, 75, Ph.D., of Dunnellon, passed peacefully July 31, 2017, in her home to be with her Heavenly Father. She was born Aug. 10, 1941 in West Union, Ohio. Sandra is survived by her siblings in Ohio, California and Florida. As a mother of five adult children, grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of two, she inspired her family with a wealth of knowledge and encouragement during crisis, added humor to life's lessons and made phenomenal meals in her role as matriarch. Sandra started her professional journey as a paralegal then returned to college in her 50s, completing 10 years until she was hooded with a Ph.D., published several articles that are cited in college papers to date as well as poetry. Sandra served as a forensic expert witness for the courts advocating for children of abuse, served on the Foundation for Human and Animal Life in Brooksville, now operating as Noah's Little Ark and Miracle Ranch for Children, where her motto of making Chicken salad is a life choice and mucking stalls builds character. Dr. "B" as she was respectfully and lovingly known to her colleagues at Families First of Ocala, she worked beyond retirement years serving as a clinical supervisor of Mental Health Therapists. We will miss our Mom, her love for us is revealed in her tenacity to take every day and plan for good memories. We have good memories and many will sustain us through this time of grief; videos and still pictures as she fulfilled her bucket list and consistently beat everyone at Scrabble. We Love you Mom, we hope you enjoy the paradise you longed for; order more than a salad, we believe you deserve it! "Her children arise and call her blessed" Proverbs. 31:28. "Honor her for all that her hands have done and let her works bring her praise at the gate" Prov. 31:31. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be may be made in her name to the Human Animal Life Foundation at humananimallife.org. Published in Riverland News on Aug. 10, 2017


 

Lucy De Yarhi Memorial  1931 ~ 2013

Dorothea Lucy De Yarhi, 82 of Brooksville passed away November 1, 2013. She was born in Innsbruck, Austria April 11, 1931. She is survived by her husband, Nassin Yarhi; sons, Henry, Danny and Robert Yarhi; brother, Thomas Praxmarer and 9 grandchildren. Lucy had a wonderful relationship with horses and at the end of her life she chose to place six horses in HALF's Saving Equine program.


 

Barbara Anne Lemke Memorial  1938 ~ 2012

Barbara Ann Lemke - 73, died on April 9, 2012. Barbara was born on May 11, 1938 in Leesburg, FL to Ted C. and Ruth Prosser. She graduated from Leesburg High School (Florida) and then went on to receive her R.N. from Indiana University. She was a public health nurse for Marion County in Indianapolis, IN and also worked at Wishard Hospital and Humana Hospital. In 1959, Barbara married Eugene Lemke and moved to Indianapolis, where she was active as a Girl Scout leader and a guardian-ad-litem. After she moved to The Villages, FL, she continued her guardian-ad-litem work and was recognized as the volunteer of the Year for the Fifth Judicial Circuit. Barbara is survived by her brother, Ted C. Prosser (Ellen); two daughters Lisa Halsworth and Kimberly Bell (Gregg), and one son Gary Lemke; ten grandchildren Heidi, Ryan, Kaitlin, Eric, Lauren, Emily, Lia, Caroline, Connor, and Olivia.Barbara had a special love of animals and volunteered her time at the Indianapolis Zoo. She loved cruises, bargain hunting, stained glass artwork, and playing card games with friends and family.A gathering will be on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Beyers Funeral Home, The Villages-Lady Lake (134 U.S. 441, Lady Lake, FL 352-753-4444, with a memorial service following at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s name to HALF – the Human Animal Life Foundation for abused children and animals.


 

Edward Rebholz Memorial  1943 ~ 2012

Edward Rebholz, 69, died Thursday, February 9, 2012. Mr. Rebholz moved to Florida from Minnesota in 2008. He was a near lifelong golfer who was an ambassador at Bonifay CC, and for two previous years at Orange Blossom Hills CC. Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Carolyn; the Westie, Bentley, his best buddy, as well as close relatives & many, many friends. A memorial gathering is scheduled for Sunday, February 26, from 3-5 PM with a service at 3:30 at the Beyers Funeral Home, Lady Lake. Internment will be in the Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed's name to HALF--the Human Animal Life Foundation for abused children and animals, or the donor's choice. Arrangements by Beyer's Funeral Home, Lady Lake.


 

Anthony Daniel Vivona Memorial  1955 ~ 2011

Anthony Daniel Vivona, age 56, born February 21, 1955, died November 20, 2011. “A.D.” was an avid golfer and fisherman. He is survived by his mother, Marie; wife, Polly; son, Michael; daughter, Sara; niece, Justina and nephew, John III. “Some people come into our lives and quickly go... some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.” Visitation will be held from 6-9 PM Monday, November 28 with Funeral Service at 7:30 PM at Stanfill Funeral Home, 10545 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest, Florida 33156. Phone # (305) 667-2518.