Wigglesworth, David W.
David W. Wigglesworth, 78, of Punta Gorda, FL and formerly of Wichita, KS passed away July 16, 2004 in Punta Gorda, FL.
He was born June 28, 1926 in Davenport, Iowa to Frank and May (Boettcher) Wigglesworth.
David graduated from St. Ambrose University with degrees in psychology and philosophy, and served in the United States Army Air Corps.
He worked in the traffic signal industry.
His career began in the factory of the Eagle Signal Company in Davenport, Iowa.
After accepting a position as sales representative for the Hundley Company in San Francisco, he moved his family to California.
In 1969, David moved to Wichita to become a partner in Gades Sales, a company representing several manufactures of traffic signal equipment.
David spent twenty-two years with Gades Sales, retiring as owner and president.
David retired to Punta Gorda in 1991 where he and his wife, Kathryn became active members of the Church of the Good Shepard. David was an avid boater.
He was a member and an instructor for both the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U.S. Power Squadron.
Locally, he was a member of the Punta Gorda Isles Yacht Club.
A devoted husband and father, David particularly enjoyed any activities that placed him in the company of his family.
He will be lovingly remembered for his humorous nature, his kind heart and his generous spirit.
David will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Kathryn Elizabeth (Terry) of Punta Gorda; two sons Terry (Marilyn) of San Clemente, CA and Michael (Anne) of Punta Gorda, FL ; two daughters Judy (Richard) Harvey of Wichita, KS and Carole (Scott) Childs of Goddard, KS; eight grandchildren Kelly (Irvin) Clevenger of Greenfield, MA, Billy (Cena) Harvey of Garden Plain, KS, Ann (Michael) Rudy of Wichita, KS, John Voth of Goddard, KS, Jeb Voth of Overland Park, KS, Laura Wigglesworth of Laguna Hills, CA, Scott Wigglesworth of Kansas City, MO and Michael Wigglesworth of San Clemente, CA; seven great-grandchildren Kati and Jamison Clevenger, Janelle, Scott and Joseph Harvey, Gabriel Voth, Lauren and Mathew Rudy; sister Mary (Jack) Curley of Valencia, CA and a chocolate Labrador Retriever Chewy who never left his master’s side.
He was preceded in death by his sister Barbara May, brother Robert and his great-grandson Christopher Clevenger.
A memorial service in celebration of David’s life will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 22 at the Church of the Good Shepard in Punta Gorda with Rev. Vincent F. Scotto officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Good Shepard Memorial Fund, 401 W. Henry St. Punta Gorda, FL.
Philbrick, Raymond A. Jr.
Raymond A. Philbrick, Jr., 80, of North Port passed away June 13, 2004.
He was the son of Raymond A. Philbrick, Sr. and Carrie (Little) Philbrick, born April 28, 1924 in Lawrence, MA.
He served with the Army during WWII in Europe and the Pacific, and was a stationary engineer for Lawrence Hospital for 15 years before retiring.
He came to this area in 1997 from Salem, NH.
Raymond loved flying and had his private pilot's license since the late 1940's, he was also a certified ultralight flight instructor.
He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Assn., the US Ultralight Assn., the Aero Sports Connection, and the American Modelers Assn.
Raymond will be greatly missed by his wife of 43 years, Gloria.
A gathering of friends will be 10 - 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19 at the Punta Gorda Chapel of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, with the service in celebration of Raymond's life immediately following.
Arrangements are by the Cremation Center of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte.
Green, Cornell C.
Cornell C. Green, 57 of Port Charlotte passed away June 10, 2004 at home.
She was the daughter of James Doss and Mammie (Clyatt) Towns, born August 20, 1946 in Tifton, GA.
Cornell worked as a register nurse at all three hospitals before retiring.
She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. in Punta Gorda, Community Resource Center in Punta Gorda and volunteered at American Cancer Society.
She will be greatly missed by her parents James and Mammie Towns; sons Howard Green of Miami, FL and James (Misty) Green of Pt. Charlotte; sisters Virginia (Larry) Harden of Ft. Myers, FL and Kay Collier of Tifton, GA; grandchild James Green III.
A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 18 at Bethel A.M.E. Church.
There will be a time of fellowship with the family immediately following the service.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of SW Florida 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238 or Community Resources Center.
Stevens, E. Robert
E. Robert “Bob” Stevens, 70 of Punta Gorda passed away June 12, 2004.
He was the son of Guy and Agnes (Draper) Stevens, born October 1, 1933 in Lansing, MI.
Bob served in the United States Army, then worked for Ford Motor County as a mechanical engineer before retiring.
He and Sandra formerly of Detroit, Michigan have resided in Punta Gorda since 1994.
Bob was a member of Punta Gorda Elks, Shriners, S.N.O.O.P.Y., Masons and Conquistadors were among a few of the numerous organizations he belonged.
Bob will be greatly missed by his best friend and wife of 29 years, Sandy; beloved pet Snoopy; son Thomas R (Cindy) Stevens of Hamburg, MI; daughters Tambra A. (Gary) Lockwood of S. Lyon, MI and Connie L. (Phil) Hampton of S. Lyon, MI; granddaughter Ashley L. Lockwood.
No services are planned at this time.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of S.W. Florida 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238
Ogle, Mary E.
Mary E. Ogle, 88, of Port Charlotte passed away June 11, 2004.
She was the daughter of Val and Emma (Stillabower) Wendel, born January 14, 1916 in Columbus, IN.
Mary owned a grocery store in Columbus for over 25 years, and sold real estate for many years before retiring and moving to Florida in 1975.
Mary will be greatly missed by her daughter, Mary Jane Aynes of Port Charlotte; grandchildren, Robert Aynes of Indianapolis, IN, Stephen Aynes of Port Charlotte, and Stephanie Vulpetti and Tyson Ogle, both of Grand Rapids, MI; great-grandchildren, Angelique Aynes and Rolando Chavez, both of Indianapolis, IN, and Morgan and Annina Vulpetti, both of Grand Rapids, IN.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Ogle, and son, Stephen V. Ogle.
No services are planned at this time.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda.