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Beatrice Joan (Drake) HUFFMAN


News Death Notice

HUFFMAN, Beatrice Joan (nee Drake) age 91, of Middletown, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 at The Woodlands of Middletown under the care of Hospice of Miami Valley. Bea was born January 29, 1922 in Middletown to William A. and Naomi Drake. She served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. She and her husband had moved to Lady Lake, Florida, where they had resided for 29 years. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Fruitland Park, Florida. Before her retirement, she was employed in the Bookkeeping Department at the Florida State Department of Corrections. Bea had recently returned to Middletown to be with her family. Preceding her in death were her parents, William A. and Naomi (Proffitt) Drake; and her husband, William Mark Huffman, on February 7, 2011. She is survived by three daughters, Debby (Dick) Gaver of Franklin, Ohio, Patty (Ray) Stonitsch of Simpsonville, South Carolina and Barbara "Crickett" (Gary) Olson of Hillsboro, Missouri; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Bushnell National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Condolences may be made to the family at www.herr-riggs.com

Funeral Home

Herr-Riggs Funeral Home
210 S Main St Middletown, OH 45044
(513) 422-4545

Published in Journal-News on Jan. 11, 2014
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