Mary Frances Kelly

Mrs. Mary Frances Kelly, 73, of Miramar Beach, Fla., formerly of South Barrington, Ill., passed away Feb. 18, 2014.

Mary was born in Chicago to Frank and Frances Brice on Oct. 12, 1940. She attended Arlington Township High School. Mary was married to James B. Kelly on Nov. 3, 1956. They were married 57 years.

Mary worked as a homemaker, legal secretary and bookkeeper. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, board games, swimming and cooking, and she was active in the Society of St. Vincent DePaul at St. Rita’s Church.

Mary is survived by her loving spouse, Jim Kelly; sister and brother, Patricia Cullen and Richard Brice; devoted sons, Tim, Mike and Brian, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Chris, Vicki, Brittany, Donovan, Nathan, Joey, Rachel and Laura; and other family and friends.

A solemn funeral mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 at St. Rita Catholic Church in Santa Rosa Beach after visitation at 10 a.m.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Ill., where Mary’s remains will repose in peace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Rita Catholic Church, 137 Moll Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Linda Lee LaDow

Mrs. Linda Lee LaDow passed away at her home Feb. 17, 2014. She was 73 years old. Linda loved flowers, butterflies, birds, her friends, her church and most of all her family.

Linda is survived by her soul mate and husband of 49 years, Michael; son, Stephen; and daughter; Pamela; and her husband Allan. She had one very beloved grandson, Nicholas.

Linda and Mike owned and operated Cocoon’s in Seagrove for more than 20 years. Linda was known for her happy smile and gracious manner that made all feel welcome.

Linda was a long time member of Point Washington United Methodist Church.  As a retired nurse she enjoyed serving the church as part of the Stephen’s Ministry visiting the ill and homebound.  She loved her Sunday School Class and her many friends there.

“You take your last breath here on earth, but your very next one is in heaven.”

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Point Washington United Methodist Church with a reception afterwards.

The family requests memorial donations in lieu of flowers be made to Covenant Hospice that was a great blessing to them during her final illness.