In Memory: Jan. 20

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Jane S. Winters, 90, Indian River Estates

February 5, 1930 – January 17, 2021

Jane Winters of Indian River Estates, Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully during the night of January 17, 2021 at 90 years of age.

Elizabeth Jane (Stillwell) Winters was born on February 5, 1930 in Quincy, Illinois, to Richard Newcomb Stillwell and Lillian Pierson Stillwell.

She was educated in the public schools of Quincy, was graduated from The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, and attended Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.

In January 1951, she married John McCullough Winters of Quincy, the love of her life. She and John lived for many years in Quincy, where she was an active parishioner at St John’s Anglican Church and involved in a number of charities, serving among others on the boards of the Anna Brown Home for the Aged and of Cheerful Home, which was founded by her Grandmother and other Quincy women.

After her daughter Kathryn had grown, she and her husband moved to Vero Beach, living for many years at Johns Island and subsequently at Oak Harbor.

In Vero Beach Jane was a devoted parishioner at St Mark’s Anglican Church, where she and her husband played an active part in the construction of the current church. Jane and her husband loved travel and happily visited many countries together, often travelling by ocean liner.

She was devoted to animals, particularly dogs and cats, had a delightful mischievous streak and hated rules of all kinds.

She was predeceased by her husband John, her daughter Kathryn Newcomb Winters and by her brother John Amos Stillwell.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Grace Miller Stillwell of Charlottesville, Virginia, and  Vero Beach, Florida and by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was blessed in recent years by the devoted care and love of wonderful caregivers, including Carol Whitehouse, Sandra Groody and Melody Sanderson.

Burial will be private, to be followed by a memorial service when circumstances permit.

In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial gift may make contributions in Jane’s name to The Source Homeless Outreach Center 1015 Commerce Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960 or the Humane Society of Vero Beach, 6230 77th St Vero Beach Florida.

From Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Robert W. Ockuly, 72

October 06, 1948 – January 19, 2021

Obituary not yet posted

From Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Bradford A Kay, 74

December 28, 1946 – January 14, 2021

Bradford A. Kay, lover of God and follower of Jesus, departed this life for his eternal home on January 14, 2021.  His departure was sudden.  He died in an accident while working outdoors, something in which he took great pleasure.

Brad was born in 1946 and spent his childhood in New Jersey.  After Graduation from Boonton High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and spent 4 years as an Air Traffic Controller.  While still in the Navy, he married Renee Shambo, who was his partner in life for 51 years.  Following discharge from the Navy, Brad earned a Master of Science in Microbiology from San Diego State University (1975) and a Doctor of Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1982).

Much of his career was spent outside the U.S. He worked for Johns Hopkins University in Peru and Bangladesh; for the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development in Baltimore, for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta; for the Navy Medical Research Unit in Egypt; and for the World Health Organization in Africa, France and Switzerland.  In retirement, Brad taught microbiology at Indian River State College.

Wherever the Kays lived, they made friends and were part of a church family.  Brad taught Sunday School and worked with young people.  Brad was out-going, energetic, and had a sense of humor.  His passion for Christ gave him compassion for people.  His life was a fulfillment of this calling.  He will be greatly missed by many, especially his wife Renee, his sister Barbara Kay Eisenbach, his brother John F. Kay Jr., their families, his cousin David Stone, and his friends and neighbors.  “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.” Ps. 116:15 (NIV)

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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