In Memoriam: Jan. 10

Anngel ‘Frances’ Andrews, 87, Vero Beach

Anngel Frances Cox Stiles Andrews, better known as Frances, entered eternal peace on Jan. 1, 2018, suddenly, but peacefully in her sleep at home. She was born in Fair Oaks, Ind., on June 7, 1930, to parents Bertha Storm Cox and Nobel Cox. Later brothers Leo, Ronnie and Eddie joined the family.

She was raised and lived in Indiana until 1977 when she moved to Vero Beach with her husband, William Andrews.

As a young adult she joined the skating troupe of Helen Reynolds being a featured skater and doing gymnastic routines while traveling with the troupe. She owned a small private plane with her husband, William, and enjoyed the trips they took. They were active with Central Assembly Church of God. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well.

Survivors include her son, Michael (Sheryl) Stiles; brothers, Ronnie and Leo Cox, of Indianapolis, Ind.; granddaughters, Lynnea Stiles (Justin) Lockwood, of Vero Beach, and Kelly Bates (Jose) Clavijo, of Orlando; grandson, Todd (Summer) Stiles; five great-grandchildren, Kayla and Logan Stiles, Tyler Lockwood, Jeffrey and Christopher Clavijo; and several nieces and nephews of Indianapolis.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Andrews; parents, Bertha and Noble Cox; brother, Eddie Cox; daughter, A. Michelle Bates; granddaughter, Tammy Bates; and great-grandson, Dakota Stiles.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach


Ritter Van William Cyphers IV, 33, Sebastian

Ritter Van William Cyphers IV, 33, of Sebastian, died Jan. 5, 2018. He was born in Sebastian and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Ritter was a self-employed painter. He was a graduate of Sebastian River High School.

Survivors include his mother, Dorene Cyphers, of Grant, Fla.; sister, Megan Duncan, of West Palm Beach; aunt, Cheryl Tomas, of Vero Beach; and cousin, Alexis Tomas, of Palm Bay.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ritter Van William, Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Josephine ‘Jo’ Bergin Gilhooley, 94, Vero Beach

Josephine ‘Jo’ Bergin Gilhooley, 94, died peacefully in Vero Beach, on Jan. 1, 2018. Josephine died from Parkinson’s Disease complications. She was born on Jan. 17, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Martin and Mary Bergin.

Josephine graduated from Manhattanville College in 1945 with a degree in Art History and English and began a career in advertising. Soon after, she married decorated World War II Navy Lieutenant Commander John J. Gilhooley, to whom she was married for 31 years.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother of six who supported her family and her husband’s career.

Josephine is survived by three sons, Paul (Margaret) Gilhooley, Mark (Leanne) Gilhooley, and David (Erica) Gilhooley; and five granddaughters, Maria, Katherine, Brenna, Hanna, and Maggie Gilhooley Gray.

Josephine is preceded in death by her husband, John J. Gilhooley; and sons, John Gilhooley Jr., Thad Gilhooley, and James Gilhooley.

A funeral service will be held on Jan. 27, 2018, in the O’Byrne Chapel at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, please send a tribute donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at or

The family would like to thank the doctors, nursing, and support staff of the Indian River Estates WillowBrooke Center in Vero Beach for their care, dedication, and efforts in supporting Josephine Bergin Gilhooley in the final years of her life.

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