Ilea Newman

Ilea Newman, 76, of Palm Harbor, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.

She was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Paris Crossing, the daughter of Robert and Gertrude Congleton. She was a graduate of Madison High School. She continued her education at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. She retired as coordinator of a medical center's community resource center, where she opened and established a medical library for the community. She also scheduled lectures, seminars and workshops at the center. She was also a program manager for corporate donors at a hospital foundation. While living in Florida, she produced a local television program. She also worked for 10 years as a commercial writer, sales manager and assistant manager of a radio station. Following her retirement, she worked part-time. She had won awards in the fields of advertising and marketing. She enjoyed traveling, the sun, the beach and her cat, Kiska.

She is survived by one daughter, Roberta Lopez; one sister, Aleta Simpson; one brother, Wayne Congleton; and one granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held in January at Anchorage Clubhouse, 1025 Anchorage Lane, Palm Harbor, Fla.

Curlew Hills Memory Gardens in Palm Harbor, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

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William Widmayer

William F. "Wild Bill" Widmayer, 77, of Carrollton, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Dec. 8, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Louis and Jean Schumm Widmayer. He retired in 1997 as a truck driver from the M & M Logistics Company after 48 years. He was a member of the Broken Wings Flying Club in Madison. He was of the Protestant faith. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Molly.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Thorn Widmayer; one daughter, Cindy Nelson of Land O' Lakes, Wisc.; one son, Louis Widmayer of Smithfield, Ky.; five step-daughters, Teresa Anderson of Milton, Ky., Martha Jones and Melissa Thomas, both of Carrollton, Ky., Jessica Jackson of Hanover and Deanna Gault of Indianapolis; two step-sons, Daniel Jones and Stephen Jones, both of Madison; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Millie Anderson; and one step-grandaughter.

No services are planned. Cremation was chosen.

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.

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