In Memory: Feb. 19

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Arlette Andre Johnson, 81, Vero Beach

October 11, 1939 – February 12, 2021

Arlette Andre Johnson, age 81, of Vero Beach, passed away February 12, 2021 at her home.

She was born in Chaumont, France and was a University graduate in France.

Mrs. Johnson was the owner of CoCo Couture Consignment of Vero Beach.  She operated the business for 19 years; known as “CoCo” throughout Vero Beach and Beachside communities.

Survivors include her husband, William D. Johnson; son, Andrew J. Johnson; daughters, Catherine Riggs and Brigette King; and four grandchildren.

From Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Elna Sempf, 86, Vero Beach

April 03, 1934 – February 14, 2021

Elna Sempf, also known as “Aunt Red”, to her close family members, walked to the light on Feb. 14, 2021. She was surrounded by family and friends at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach, FL during her final days on Earth.

Elna was a member of St. John Of The Cross Church and it’s choir.

Everyone who met her loved her, her sense of humor, her wit and charm, her love of life.

Aunt Red was an avid tennis, golf and crafting enthusiast who spent many Wednesday mornings with her friends at their breakfast club. She loved to go to the race track and bet on the ponies, play cards and drink beer with her family and their friends before moving from Clifton, NJ to Vero Beach, FL.

Elna was predeceased by her parents Edward and Irene (Broderick) Sempf, and her sister Joan Newhoff. She is survived by her nephews Mark and Gregg Feiner; grand-nieces, Dana, Erin, Sarah and Christine.

A memorial service will be held at a future date.

If you would like, a donation to the Hospice House or your favorite charity in Elna’s name would be appreciated.

From Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory

Cheryl McCormick, 66

February 14, 1955 – February 15, 2021

Cheryl Janeen McCormick, 66, passed away in her home February 15, 2021 with her family by her side.

She was born a Valentines girl February 14, 1955 to Frank and Martha Brooks in Greenfield, Indiana.

Cheryl was married to Roger McCormick on May 2, 1985.

She was a 1973 graduate of Greenfield Central High School and she attended IRCC. Cheryl Worshiped at St. Sebastian Catholic Church.

She was a longtime office manager for McCormick drywall, and worked at other bookkeeping jobs, but her favorite job was in the fulfillment department of Gracewood Groves.

An avid reader and tender of gardens, she never uttered the words “I am bored.”

Cheryl was preceded in death by her daughter, Carrie Ann.

In addition to her loving husband Roger, she is survived by her children, Michael, John, and Noah; five wonderful grandchildren she loved dearly.

She will be truly missed. A private family service will be held for Cheryl.

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