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January 9, 2020

Willard R. Skidmore

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Willard R. Skidmore, 83, Air Force veteran of Ocklawaha, Florida. Everyone who knew Willard knew he was a faithful servant of the Lord. On Tuesday morning December 10, 2019, Willard R. Skidmore went home to be with his master.

Willard grew up in Orlando, Florida with his older brother Dick and sisters Carolyn and Joy.  Willard and his sweetheart Joanne moved to Ocklawaha, Florida on November 17, 1972 from Miami. They had four children; Tammy Robinson (Kirk), Vicky Heaton (Rick), Diana Hite (Marshall), and Renix Skidmore (April). They had a humble and beautiful childhood.

Willard was a man of many talents.  He worked on boats, airplanes, and vehicles of all types. He owned his own companies,  the largest and most prestigious company being Skidmore Irrigation. Willard was a collector of many things. He loved flashlights, remote controls, coins, vhs tapes, and marbles.

A devout man of God, Willard knew it was his duty to make sure his family knew and loved the Lord as he did. He took pride in his 8 grandchildren and was also blessed to have 16 great grandchildren. He was such a people person, so friendly and would chat with anyone. He was kind and trusting of everyone he met. As a family we rejoice that he is at rest and no longer suffering from infirmities of this world.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Dementia Society of America and/or  Hospice of Marion County   

He is buried in The National Cemetery located in Bushnell Florida,


Elizabeth A. Miraglia

Elizabeth A. Miraglia of Belleview, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, December 27,2019.  Elizabeth was born on September 16, 1939 in Earle, Aransas.

Liz is survived by her husband of 30 yrs, Larry Miraglia, Belleview, FL.,  sister, Shirley Gordan, brother-Mike Duncan, children, Frank Edwards(Heather), Mark Miraglia (Christine), MaryBeth Fitzpatrick (Tim), 6 grandchildren (Aaron, Andrew, Joe, Anthony, Abby and Emma), and 1 great granddaughter (Haylie).

Elizabeth is also predeceased by her parents, William and Modell Duncan and sister, Linda Bell.

A memorial service will be in near future at Grace Baptist Church.


Louis Edward Wesbecker

Louis Edward Wesbecker, 91, (Formerly lived in Summerfield, FL) passed away on Dec. 23, 2019 at Signature Healthcare Whitesburg Gardens, Huntsville, Alabama. Louis, a retired motel owner and realtor, was born in Louisville, KY. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Belleview and the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.

Louis is preceded in death by his devoted and loving wife Joyce. He is survived by two sons: Daryl and Dennis Wesbecker, three daughters: Linda Blum, Mary Brooks and Karen Gambrell, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Wesbecker family.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Belleview Fla.

Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date.


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