BOGGS – Dawn, 67, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Dawn was a lifetime resident of St. Cloud, FL and graduated from St. Cloud High School in 1965. She worked for the Osceola County Tax Collectors Office, in their Main Office serving both Kissimmee and St. Cloud, for 39 years, where she shared her love of helping people and her excellent customer service skills. She retired in December 2011. She also worked at Fat Boy’s Barbeque in Kissimmee, sharing her warm smiles with all her customers and co-workers and also baked cakes for the patrons to enjoy at the local Koffee Kup restaurant.
Dawn was known for always putting others before herself and spreading joy wherever she went. She was a smiling light and will be dearly missed. She will never be forgotten.
She is survived by her loving husband Roger, and loving children Lori and Eric Bass, step-son Tim and step-grandson Zachary, four grandchildren Nick, Zach, Seth and Aubrie, three great grandchildren Jace, Evie and Apryl, three sisters Donna Rivenbark, Diane Hicks, Dee Kroslak, and brother Dean Morris; and also several extended family members. Dawn was predeceased by her parents Buster and Marj Morris and three brothers: Delos, Delmar, and Denny Morris.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Osceola County Tax Collectors Office, 2501 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee, FL, followed by a reception for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society Relay for Life Kissimmee, in memory of Dawn Boggs, 507 N. York Avenue, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32789.
CLAUS — Richard Lee Claus, Jr., also known as Ricky, Coach Ricky, daddy or big daddy, entered Heaven on August 9, 2015 at the age of 46 after suffering brain damage following a car accident on December 30, 2014.
Ricky was born November 16, 1968 in Canton, Ohio to Richard Lee Claus and Rita Maria Cora Claus. He graduated from St. Cloud High School where he was a multi-sport athlete. He married Cynthia Page Claus on August 8, 1992 and was blessed with two children; Amanda Paige Claus on October 26, 1994 and Dalton Lee Claus on August 11, 2000. He and his family moved from St. Cloud, FL to Midlothian, TX in 2002.
He was a merchandiser and sales rep for several hardware companies throughout his career; most recently at The Home Depot; however Ricky’s true passion was coaching. He coached several of Amanda’s softball teams, Dalton’s and his nephew Mason’s baseball teams and his nephews Michael and Dustin with wrestling techniques. Ricky’s other hobbies include watching sporting events, cooking, fishing, golf, jet skiing and antique cars. But most importantly, Ricky’s life revolved around his wife and children. They were his world, and he loved them more than life itself.
Ricky is survived by his loving family; wife, Cynthia Paige Claus, children, Amanda Paige Claus and Dalton Lee Claus; parents, Richard Lee and Rita Cora Claus; siblings; Stephanie Claus New and Michael James Claus; niece; Cierra Claus; nephews, Alex Claus, Mason New, Michael Claus, Jr. and Dustin Claus; grandmother; Henrietta Cora and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of Ricky’s life will be held on Saturday August 15, 2015 beginning at 10:00 AM in the funeral home chapel, followed by interment in Mt. Peace Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the “4 Coach Ricky” Scholarship Fund. 4-$1,000 scholarships will be given each year to Midlothian High School graduates. To send a check or money order: Make payable to: Cynthia Paige Claus, In Memo: 4 Coach Ricky Scholarship Fund, Account #1420480 and mail to: Resource One Credit Union, 755 M Hwy 67, Cedar Hill, TX 75104. For Electronic donations: Resource One Credit Union, Routing # 311080162, Account # 1420480.
Arrangements under the care of Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematory, 2000 13th St., St. Cloud, FL 34769. 407.957.2511. www.oscoealmemgds.com. SPENCER – Patsy Jo “Patty” (Holloway) Spencer, 61 of Kissimmee, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones on August 8, 2015. Patty was born at home on September 7, 1953 in Holloway, Ohio, to the late Wilbur Sr. and Georgia (Stoner) Holloway. On April 18, 1970, she married James W. Spencer Jr. in Piedmont, Ohio.
Patty worked as a Group Leader in the molding department at Mercury Marine for 30 years. She enjoyed crafting, slot machines at the casino, collecting Precious Moments with her daughter, hunting, camping, and fishing in her younger years.
Patty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She leaves behind her Jack Russell pup Sparky. Along with her loving husband of 45 years, she is survived by their two children: Tracie (David) Pagel of Stevens Point, WI; and James Spencer III of Kissimmee, FL. She leaves behind two beloved grandchildren: Lisa Pagel and David Pagel Jr., both of Stevens Point, WI. Siblings: Nancy (Richard) Wagner of Cambridge, OH; Jean DeVault of Myrtle Beach, SC; Richard (Barbara) Holloway of Kissimmee, FL; Anita (Brian) Schaeffer of Holloway, OH; and Ruth (Kenny) Staten of Holloway, OH. Stepdaughter: Carmin Venable of Saint Cloud, FL. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers David Holloway, Wilbur Holloway Jr., James Holloway, sisters Rosina Lancaster, and Janet Ogle.
Services for Patty will take place at Bundy Law Funeral Home (Cambridge, OH), with interment at Center Cemetery (Center, OH).
Arrangements for Patty have been entrusted to the care of Grissom Funeral Home & Crematory.
A Celebration of Life will be established by the family at a later date.
Patty’s family would like to express a special thank you to all her friends, other family friends and family for their love, prayers, and support and to Florida Hospital Kissimmee 2nd Floor ICU and Hospice of the Comforter for the exceptional care given to her and to the family at this most difficult time.
SCHOOLFIELD – Vera Geraldine “Gerri” Schoolfield, 92 of Kissimmee, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born in New Madrid, Missouri the daughter of John Downing and Betty Peterson Downing and moved from Kennett, Missouri to Kissimmee in 1971. She was a retired Real Estate Sales Person and was a long time member of The First Baptist Church, Kissimmee. “Gerri ” was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Schoolfield.
Survived by son Wayne (Diane) Schoolfield of Kissimmee; sister Nelda (Joe) Newman of Ardmore, TN; three grandchildren, Kevin (Stephanie) Schoolfield, Cheryl (Steve Bradley) Schoolfield and Brian Schoolfield; five great grandchildren, Jessica Barnett, Nathan Barnett, Dylan, Tavie and Lila Schoolfield.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 from The First Baptist Church of Kissimmee with The Reverend Tim Wilder, officiating. Interment to follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Kissimmee. There will be no formal visitation.
The Schoolfield family is being cared for by: Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741; 407-847-3188.