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March 10, 2022


Helen A. Kimberl, 87, of Belleview, Florida passed away March 8, 2022, at HCA Florida Hospital, Ocala, Florida. She was the wife of the late John A. Kimberl who preceded her in death in 2002.

Helen was born in Spring Hill, Tennessee, daughter of the late Stanton and Cora Gunnells. She was a dedicated volunteer for over 30 years for Friends of the Belleview Library, an artist, a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.

Helen is survived by daughter, Laurie Whitaker (Kenny) of Summerfield, FL and son John Kimberl (Myra) of Bonifay, FL, grandchildren Shane Wiley of Texas, Kimberly McNichols of Ocala, Ashley Hurst of Auburndale, Mary Kimberl of Winter Haven; great-grandchildren Brandon Kendrik of Belleview, Kayla Strausser of California, Skyler and Emma McNichols of Ocala, Megan, Michael and Gavin Wiley; and great-great grandchildren Westyn and Scarlett Kendrick of Belleview.  She is also survived by her brother, Stanton Gunnells (Jean) of Franklin, TN and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 on Friday, March 11, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The Memorial Service will be at 2:00 PM. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Belleview Library. Condolences may be left at


Ulrich Zackschewski

Ulrich ‘’Ollie’’ Zackschewski, 64, of High Springs, Florida, passed away on February 22, 2022. Ollie was born in Rosenfeld, West Germany on December 10,1957 to Heta Zackschewski.

Ollie was a chef in the Coast Guard. He enjoyed Fishing, cooking, and listening to music. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his brothers, Werner Zackschewski of Kokomo, Indiana, George Zackschewski of Belleview, Florida, and Mico Zackschewski of Jamaica, New York.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.




Cynthia (Cindy) Lynn Bellinger Smith, 65 of Jacksonville Fl; Passed away Monday February 14, 2022. Cindy Smith was born on November 15, 1956, to Theron and Marilyn Bellinger in Amsterdam, N.Y.

After graduating from Canajoharie High School in 1974, Cindy later relocated to Marion County, Florida in 1980 where she met Phillip Hooker. They were married in 1984. Together Cindy and Phillip welcomed two children, Stephanie R Hooker (1985) and Phillip V Hooker II (1990).

Cindy later remarried James (Hoss) G Smith in 2007 and relocated to Jacksonville, Fl in 2010 to continue her career. Cindy was a talented and well renowned Mortgage Underwriter for over 35 years. Cindy loved going to the beach, lounging by her pool and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Cindy is survived by her children Stephanie Hooker (Will), Jacksonville, Fl. Phillip Hooker (Kailey), Lake Charles, LA. Her sisters Debbie Christman (Barry), Fort Plain, NY. Amy Lawton (David) Gloversville, NY. Granddaughter Madison Thomas, Jacksonville, Fl. As well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cindy is predeceased by her husband James (Hoss) G Smith. Her parents Theron R Bellinger and Marilyn J Bellinger. Brother-in-law David Lawton.

Services will be held Friday March 18, 2022, at 1pm at Hiers-Baxley with graveside service to follow. 5946 SE Robinson Rd, Belleview Fl 34420 Condolences may be left at


Jean Ann Palace

Jean Ann Palace, passed away Feb. 10, 2022 at age 71. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 16, 1950 and moved to the area as an infant.

Jean, also known to most as “Shorty”, passed away knowing her family loved her and always wanted what was best for her. She is survived by her only Sister, Marie Palace Summers, Niece Leona Summers Yawn (Chris) and only nephews & niece Cole Tumey, Cage Yawn, and Cassidy Yawn, along with three cousins, John Leschak, Steve Leshak, and Michael Leschak and their families.

She graduated from Lake Weir High School, the class of 1969, and was able to celebrate their 50th Reunion which gave her great pleasure to see old friends.

The majority of her life was spent with her Mom, Helen Palace and Dad, Leo Palace in the family business- Palace Feed Store in Belleview. She and her Mom enjoyed many of the community functions such as Founder’s Day, church dinners and dances, and were always regulars at local restaurants. Her later years were less active and she went to live at Life Care in Ocala, where she was a “Bingo Queen” and would win regularly. She was very proud of that title.

Please join us in a Celebration of Life Ceremony Saturday April 2nd at 10am, at the home of her niece, Leona Yawn. Their home is located right on highway 301, about a mile south of the old Feed Store in Belleview. It is one mile south of Winn Dixie, across from the Dollar General and Choice Awards. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Due to COVID, this will be an outdoor celebration, please join us and bring a chair for your comfort. Pastor Wayne King presiding. We invite everyone who knew Jeanie to celebrate her On:

The address is 12101 South Hwy 301 Belleview. Please call 352)598-9260 for any questions.


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