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MARY KATHERINE WATFORD, age 97, of Winter Garden, went to be with her Heavenly Father on July 15, 2014. She was born on September 22, 1916, in Reidsville, Georgia, to G.F. and Mary (Kirkland) Brazell. A longtime Winter Garden resident, Katherine saw many changes in the community after moving here when her father became the Chief of Police. Katherine was a switchboard operator, and she worked for the Winter Garden Telephone Company, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Orange County Commissioners Office. She volunteered at the family history library in Orlando, where she help others find out their ancestry. Katherine was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she served as Relief Society President in LaMarq, Texas; Bonifay, FL; and Deltona, FL. She loved to teach others, and she served as a Primary Teacher, Home Making Teacher and Culture Refinement teacher in St. George, Utah, which was one of her favorite assignments. She loved children and enjoyed teaching and mentoring them, and she was a Foster Parent to over 100 children, many of whom she has stayed close with after they became adults. She was also inducted into the “Wisdom of the Ages” exhibit In Tallahassee, FL, in 2006. Katherine stayed busy working in her yard, helping others and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her son, John Michael Hall. Katherine is survived by her loving children: W.G. “Billy” Hall and wife June, Carolyn Lolaine Conner and husband Tom, C.W. “Chip” Hall and wife Ginney, C.D. Carl Hall and wife Dinky and by Mary Kay Hall; her grandchildren: Kim Martin, Kathy (Tom) Knight, Mark (Kim) Conner, Robin (Mike) Pritzkau, Brock Hall, Wally (Ananicole) Smith, Mark (Andrea) Smith, Tiffany Taylor, Paige (Tim) Morgan, Shelly (Chris) White, Dustin (Desiree) Hall and by her great-grandchildren: Allie, Gus, Alden, Jessica, Jesse, Garrett, Dalton, Skylar, GraciJo, Maggi, Gavin, Anyssa, Niccole, Kaylee, Cody, Hailee, Halston, Porter, Colby, Shelby, Lucas, Levi and Chase.
ROBERT L. “BOB” JOHNSON, 76, of Winter Garden, FL., formerly of Bruceville, IN, passed away July 25, 2014, at 4:30 a.m. at his home. He was born August 18, 1937, to Goldie and Robertine Johnson, who are deceased. In November 1960, he married Martha Stout Johnson. There were married 53 years. He is survived by his wife and 3 children, Bud and Tara Johnson of Winter Garden, Tony and Sally Johnson of Clermont and Tammi and Rendel Williams of Killarney; three grandchildren, Ryan and Michelle Johnson of Clermont, Becky and Jeremy Johnson and 2 great-grandchildren, Shelby and Seth Johnson; 2 sisters, Dorothy and Sharon; 2 brothers, Sonny and Gene, deceased. Survived by one sister, Lavetta Peevler, of Washington, IN. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years. Was a member of the V.F.W. He was a truck driver for 32 years and worked for the city of Winter Garden for 15 years. He will be cremated, and there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.
BOBBIE LEE LINTON, 96, Oakland, died Friday, July 25. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.
RONALD GORDON LITTLE, 66, Winter Garden, died Thursday, July 24. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden.
JOSUE PEREZ NEGRON, 40, Winter Garden, died July 20, Funeraria San Juan, Kissimmee.
MATILDE RAMOS, 76, Winter Garden, died Thursday, July 24. Funeraria San Juan, Kissimmee.
LUIS U. RODRIGUEZ, 73, Winter Garden, died July 18. Funeraria San Juan, Kissimmee.
CASSANDRA E. “BAE” SPEED, 32, Winter Garden, died July 17. Postell’s Mortuary, Orlando.
CRESSIDA DACE SIMMONS, 39, Winter Garden, died July 15. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.
MARY ELLEN WAFFLARD, age 78, of Winter Garden, FL, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Health Central Hospital, Ocoee, FL. She was born on April 1, 1936, in Pocahontas, Ill., daughter of the late Elmer and Ida Miles, and educated in Illinois schools. She was married to Leon Wafflard with whom she enjoyed and cherished a blessed union of 60 years. They were married in Lincoln, Ill. She was employed as a secretary with many companies in Illinois. The couple came to Florida in 1961. Mary will be forever remembered as a caring and loving family woman who put the needs of others before her own. Survivors include her husband, Leon of Winter Garden; a son, Mark Wafflard at home; a daughter, Barbara Alter, and husband, Russell, and their son, Travis, of Apopka, FL; and a brother, Eugene Miles of Lincoln of Illinois; and other family members. There will be visitation for family and friends on Sunday, July 27, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. at D.J. Enea Family Funeral and Cremation Care, 1132 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL, 407-614-8350. A service will also be held on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Ricky Faircloth, officiating. She will be laid to rest in her home state of Illinois, where services will also take place. To add to the online memorial, please visit www.eneacares.com on the Internet.
BETTY V. WOFFORD HAZEL, 92, Winter Garden, died Wednesday, July 23. Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden.
IRENE CHRISTINA SCHEFFLER, 59, Winter Garden, died Saturday, July 19. Central Florida Direct Cremation Service, Orlando.