HEARN – Helen Beal Hearn, born November 24th, 1927 in Yale, Michigan. While Helen was a child she learned her strong work ethic on the farm and at school. She grew in love with the Lord Jesus Christ who shaped her heart, which she poured out on others throughout her life. Helen moved to Florida after her late husband, Fred Hearn, proposed and married her in her hometown. Their love for children grew in their hearts and they adopted two little girls. Helen worked from the home Fred built caring for other working parent’s children. Through this full time commitment to loving other kids, hundreds of hearts became full of joy, kindness and love. Helen’s care and Christ-like love for others has impacted people world-wide. She worked until she was unable to give care. On Mother’s Day, May 10th, 2015, she went to be with our Lord. She leaves behind a hole in the souls of many. All rejoice in the knowledge that she is living now in perfect joy with her Savior in Heaven.
HORTON – James Daniel Horton, age 52, passed unexpectedly at his home in Kissimmee, FL on Thursday, May 7, 2015. He was the husband of 25 years to Shereen Raditz Horton. He was born in Canandaigua, NY on July 6, 1962; the son of the late Frank Daniel Horton and Theresa Mae Horton.
His family moved to Florida in 1972 and he grew up in St. Cloud. He graduated from St. Cloud High School in 1980 and joined the United States Navy, where he served for 6 years. Following that, he was employed by Kennedy Space Center and worked there until the recent lay-offs. He was currently employed at Universal Studios Orlando as an AV technician.
Jim had a strong love of God, his family and his country and animals of all kinds. He attended Freedom Life Church and volunteered there as well. He enjoyed music of all genres. He was always up to exploring new places; as well as visiting favorite local spots. He could handle just about any technical challenge.. But what he was best known for was his big heart and kind nature to everyone.
He is survived by his wife, mother, 3 sisters, 2 children, 4 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts & uncles, along with many friends and his beloved pets.
His viewing will be from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741 (407) 847-3188.
The Celebration of Life Service will be at 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Freedom Life Church, 1700 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, 34744 (407) 944- 1773.
Arrangements are under the care of Conrad and Thompson Funeral Home, 511 Emmett St., Kissimmee, FL 34741.
HOWERTON – Carolyn Sue Howerton, 70, of Saint Cloud, FL passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015. She was born on April 24, 1945 to Max and Luella (Etsler) Hoover in Elwood, IN. She was a Customer Service Representative McDonald’s Restaurants for over 30 years. Carolyn is survived by her loving family, daughter, Angela Dawn (Patrick) Workman of Saint Cloud, FL; son, Cord M. (Maureen) Howerton of Saint Cloud, FL; three sisters, Joyce Fivecoate of Galveston, IN, Sharon Baker of Alexandria, IN, and Melodie Hoover of Elwood, IN; four grandsons, Derek Workman of Saint Cloud, FL, Cody Workman of Saint Cloud, FL, Cobe Howerton of Saint Cloud, FL, Seth Howerton of Saint Cloud, FL; great grandson, Malachi Workman; great grandson, Atlas Workman of Saint Cloud, FL; great granddaughter, Adalyne Workman of Saint Cloud, FL.
Arrangements under the care of Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematory, 2000 13th Street, Saint Cloud, FL 34769. 407-957-2511 osceolamemgds.com
LOFTEN – Denny Caro Loften, 83, beloved son, grandson, and great-grandson of Rebecca Lee Fiveash and Dudley Edward Loften, Joseph Edward Loften and Carrie Leah Caro, Lillie Abigail Headley and Peter Lee Fiveash, CSA William Charles Loften (Alabama 42nd Co. B) and Abigail Lambert, passed into eternity and into the loving arms of Jesus on Mother’s day, May 10, 2015 in Mesa, AZ. Born in Hattiesburg, raised in McLaurin, MS and graduated HS there. Survived by daughter Arleen Dozier (Jim) of Layton, Utah, sons Denny Jr. and Edward J. Loften of Mesa, Arizona. Sister Emogene Simmons (Larry) of Brandon MS. Sister-in-laws Dorothy Loften (Dudley) of Stamford, Conn., Cheryl Loften (Frank) of Purvis, MS. Granddaughters Angelina Shumway (Kaleb) of Layton, UT, Tamara Ramey of St. Cloud, FL, Rachel Martin of Peoria, AZ. Grandson Keith Martin (Charlotte) of Apopka, FL. 12 great-grandchildren. Nieces Brigitte and Frankie (Loften), Tammy (Milton). Nephew Chuck Milton. Navy veteran of Korean War, served 8 years, age 17-25 Details for the service are still in the process of being finalized, please call Grissom’s Funeral home in Kissimmee, FL at 407-847-3131 for information after Monday, May 18th. Resting in Rose Hill Cemetery, Kissimmee, FL.
He attended Pompano High School – played football, and enjoyed surfing, biking, skateboarding and fishing. His son Tyler Posse, 23, and step-son Adam Clyde Dodge, 31, enjoyed the same sports.
He is preceeded in death by his parents Heidi and Pierre Posse and his brother J.R.
A Celebration of Life Service for family and friends was held at Kissimmee First Church of The Nazarene, Mill Slough Road, on May 6, 2015.
Service was officiated by Pastor Brian Howard including a song by Linda Earp, George’s partner of 25 years.
George always said “give a man a fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime”.
VISGER – Harry Allen Visger, 87, of St. Cloud, Florida, died unexpectedly the morning of May 11, 2015, at his temporary residence in Tallahassee.
Harry was a veteran of World War II and earned numerous awards during his career as a Civil Engineer including the second highest civilian honor awarded by the Army. He retired early at the age of 55 spending the rest of his days pursuing personal research and hobbies. Harry was a member of the Saint Cloud Presbyterian Church. Most mornings Harry could be found at East Lake fishing. He loved being outdoors tending his vegetable garden and fruit trees as well as taking photos of flowers and wild life.
Funeral Services will be held at Baker-Post Funeral Home, in Manassas, VA on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.