COLOMBO – Ruby Raburn Duke Colombo, 93, of Kissimmee passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 17, 2015, having shared her final days with family by her side.
She was born on June 10, 1921 in Temple, Georgia, the daughter of AE Raburn and Leila Redding Raburn. Ruby graduated from Seminole High School, Sanford, Florida in 1939. She married Haley Duke in 1939 and moved to Kissimmee. She was widowed in 1978 after 39 years of marriage. Ruby later married John Colombo and was widowed in 2009. Ruby, who was known by her grandchildren as Meme, is survived by her daughter Brenda Bronson (Bud) of Kissimmee, daughter Jan Lackey (Dan) of Kissimmee, son Haley Duke of Kissimmee, step son Chris Colombo (Billie) of Kissimmee and seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Ruby was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 60 years where she taught Sunday School for many years. Having lunch with her Beta Sigma Phi friends was such fun for her. She loved life, was an avid reader, loved playing the piano and arranging flowers from her garden. She delighted in spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ruby was known for her gardening and passion for flowers. Every spring her yard seemed to explode with color. She saw God in all growing things and spent her life trying to honor Him. She considered her grands the loveliest of His creations.
Graveside funeral services for Ruby will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Kissimmee, with the Reverend Tim Wilder and Reverend Harold Epperson, officiating. There was no formal visitation.
The Duke family is being cared for by Conrad and Thompson Funeral Home, 511 Emmett St., Kissimmee, FL 34741.
HARMS – Theodore G. Harms Jr., 87, of Kissimmee, FL, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015, in Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee.
He was born Saturday, May 21, 1927, in Clarksburg, W. VA, a son of the late Theodore G. Harms Sr. and Georgia M. Hale Harms.
Mr. Harms was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Kissimmee.
He was a member of Free and Accepted Masons Pittsburgh Dallas Masonic Lodge and Syria Shrine, Cheswick.
From 1951 to 1982, Mr. Harms worked as a computer engineer for Columbia Gas Transmission.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Carol R. Jones Harms, whom he married August 17, 1947; three daughters, Debra G. Smith of Chesapeake, VA, Lisa G. (Rob) Clouser of McMurray and Laura H. (Scott) Ashton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Theodore G. (Sandra) Harms III, of Eighty Four; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jo Ann (Robert) Thompson of Springfield, Ohio; a brother-in-law, George Pfrogner of Miami, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a son-in-law, James Smith, and a sister, Jean Pfrogner.
Friends will be received from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, where services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, with the Rev. William Parker officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township.
LOPPACHER – Linda Glass Loppacher, 64 of Kissimmee passed away Monday, January 19, 2015, with her loving family by her side.
Born in Gettysburg, PA., she moved to Kissimmee from Tampa, Florida in 1968. She was a office secretary and receptionist for 30 years for Doctor Eugene Speirs and was a protestant.
Survivors include sisters, Susie Glass Tenpenny and Anna Glass Roughton both of Kissimmee; a brother, Donald (Sue) Glass of Kissimmee; nieces, Lisa Landman of Connecticut and Ami Camarda of Kissimmee; 2 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew; her feline friend “Barber”.
Graveside services for Linda will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 23, 2015 at Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Reverend Dr. Bob Reaves, officiating.
There will be no formal visitation.
The Glass family is being cared for by Conrad and Thompson Funeral Home, 511 Emmett St., Kissimmee, FL 34741.
ROMINE – Sandra Gail Romine, 74, of Ocean Springs, MS and a former Florida resident, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Sandra was born on June 14, 1940 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
She was a very loving and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was the glue that held her family together. She will be best remembered for her independent spirit, spunky attitude and having ultimate class. She is preceded in death by her Husband, Homer B. Romine; Son, Kelly Robey, and Brother Harold Brown.
Sandra is survived by her loving Daughters, Tracy (Brad) Goldman and Barbara Robey; Brothers, Wayne (Linda) Epps, Jim (Mary) Epps; Grandchildren, Kelly (Justin) Regn, Thomas McQuiston, Mallory (Kyle) Sutphin, Robyn LeBar, Conner McQuiston, and Krissy (Derrick Roche) Robey; GreatGrandchildren, Olivia Ballard, Ian & Jackson Regn along with her many friends and family that shared in the joy of her life.
Mrs. Romine will be interred at Osceola Memory Gardens on Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, Florida on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.