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• DONOVAN, Rickard James,
of Knoxville passed away on July 25, 2011 at his home. Rick, a member of All Saints Catholic Church, had a lifelong love and devotion to the Roman Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Rick was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Tennessee with the Rohm and Haas Company. He was the only son of the late Helen F. Michel Donovan and Rickard J. Donovan. Preceding him in death was his son, Rickard James “Jim” Donovan. He leaves behind to mourn his passing and treasure his memory, his wife of 54 years, Marianne “Anne” Morris Donovan; daughters, Terri and Gary Beam, Cathy and Pat Hannifin, Cindy and John Peters, Kristine and Colin Lloyd and Meghan Donovan; sons, Timothy and Alexandra Donovan, John and Suzette Donovan, Kevin and Colleen Donovan, Patrick and Maureen Donovan and Timothy R. Donovan; 31 grandchildren; two honorary grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Donovan; dear friend, Bill McFeeley; brothers-in-law, Charles and Beverly Morris, John and Iracema Morris and their families; many cousins and nieces and nephews. Rick was an avid The University of Tennessee sports fan and enthusiastic golfer. He loved his luncheon and golfing buddies. Rick was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. Among the many organizations Rick belonged were United Way, National Council of Christians and Jews and American Red Cross. Rick was truly a loving husband and wonderful father and was very proud of his grandchildren. His sense of humor, kindness and deep faith will live in our hearts forever. Rick will be very much missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Catholic Charities, c/o Father Ragan Schriver, 3009 Lake Brook Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37909. A funeral mass was celebrated Friday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael Woods, celebrant. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Donovan family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• WILKERSON, Verner “Sissie,”
age 78, of Lenoir City, formerly of Henderson, Ky., passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2011, at Baptist Health Care Center. Sissie was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, knitting and gardening. Sissie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Frank Wilkerson; son, Bradley Wilkerson and wife, Amy; daughter, Sherry Wilkerson and husband, Greg Hortin; nine brothers and sisters. She will rest in peace at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Wilkerson family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• PASQUALE, John,
age 60, of Knoxville, formerly of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., passed away suddenly Thursday, July 21, 2011. John was of the Catholic faith. He retired as a project manager from Alstom Power. John was preceded in death by his father, Salvatore “Sam” Pasquale. He is survived by his wife, Kay Pasquale; mother, Emma Pasquale; sisters, Joanne Fichtel, Patricia Pasquale, Martha Pasquale, Mary Brunk, Susan Pasquale, Ann Wise and Amy Pasquale; many cousins, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in New York. Memorials may be made to a humane society of your choice. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Pasquale family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• MOHRBACHER, Jimmy Nell,
age 77, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday evening, July 27, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center West. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Jimmy especially enjoyed traveling, exploring and many adventures with her family. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joseph A. Mohrbacher; daughters, Cindy Horrell, Debbie Uberbacher, Tracy Hughes and husband, Bill; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her beloved toy poodle, Dixie Lee. A Celebration of Life was Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Memorials may be made to: National Kidney Foundation, 4450 Walker Blvd., No. 2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1547. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Mohrbacher family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• DORMAN, Charles “Chuck” A.,
age 82, of Knoxville passed away Friday afternoon, July 22, 2011. Charles was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Charles was born in Sweetwater, Texas. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, was an active member of the Marine Corps League and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. Charles was a 1959 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and was a retired financial advisor. He was an avid gardener and coin collector. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Grace Dorman and brother, Frank Dorman. He is survived by his faithful wife of 57 years, Ruth Dorman; daughters, Kathleen and Marianne; sons, Mark, Matthew and John; six grandchildren; sisters, LaVonne D’Agostino and Darlene Mehaffie; many nieces, nephews and beloved extended family and friends. A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael Woods celebrant. Graveside services with full military honors were Tuesday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Columbus Home, 119 Dameron Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Dorman family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• COOPER, George Price,
age 90, of Farragut, passed away Friday afternoon, July 22, 2011. George was born in Decherd, raised in Cowan, and resided many years in Fountain City. He was devoted to our God and to his family. George was retired from TVA after 42 years of working in various financial departments. He was a member of Central Baptist Church Fountain City, where for many years he taught the Crusader Men’s Class. George was a member of Bright Hope Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Fountain City Lions Club. He was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Over the years, George enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing tennis and softball, and gate keeping at The University of Tennessee football games. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Price Cooper Sr. and Othniel Cooper; sisters, Mary Hawkins, Martha Willis and Joyce Shahan. George is survived by his wife of 71 years, Vincenta D. Cooper; son, George Price Cooper III and wife, Susan; daughter, Gina C. Johnson and husband, Robbie; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was Monday in Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Keith Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Mission of Hope, P.O. Box 51824, Knoxville, TN 37950, missionof-hope.org. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Cooper family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• ROSEN, Violette “Polly” Middleton,
age 95, of Lenoir City, formerly of Memphis, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011. Polly was a life-time member of Macon Road Presbyterian Church. She was a dedicated member of PTA and a member of Kings Daughters. Polly was a seamstress for the Cotton Festival (Memphis) queen and her court. She enjoyed her family and friends as well as an active life of outdoor activities including camping, boating and traveling. She also enjoyed reading, sewing and crocheting. She was an avid sports fan of her sons, The University of Tennessee and NASCAR. Polly was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J. Rosen; parents, Granville F. Middleton and Wilma Mae Russell Middleton; sisters, Velma Harness and Sarah Sample; brother, Frank Middleton. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John F. and Carolyn Rosen, William J. and Rosie Rosen; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; special nephew, Harry Harness and family; many special friends. A Celebration of Life was Wednesday with Pastor Paul Bushur officiating. Family and friends gathered for visitation with a service Friday at Memphis Memorial Gardens with Pastor Roy Hendricks Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org/ Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Rosen family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• PIEPHO, Arlan,
age 63, a resident of Knoxville, passed away at home Thursday, August 4, 2011. He was born on July 14, 1948, to Mabel and Glen Piepho in Fairbury, Neb. When he was a young child, Arlan and his family moved to Hobart, Ind., where he attended high school. He continued his education at the University of Missouri at Rolla and graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Upon graduation from college, he started working at US Steel, Texas Works, Baytown, Texas, as a management trainee. He held several positions including maintenance supervisor, general foremen of steel producing and assistant superintendent of steel producing. In 1986, Arlan joined Gerdau Ameristeel, then Florida Steel, in Jackson as the superintendent of the melt shop. He transferred with Gerdau in March 2003 to become the vice president and plant manager of the Knoxville mill. Arlan was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and colleague. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Arlan was preceded in death by his father, Glen Piepho; mother, Leona Mabel Piepho-Osby; stepfather, James Osby; and grandson, Tristen Lee Piepho. He is survived by his loving wife, Laurie Piepho; children, Clint Piepho and wife, Melisa, Kandice King and husband, Brad, and Kristie Rizzello and husband, Gianni; four grandchildren; brothers, Loris Lee Piepho and wife, Marjie, and Linus Piepho and wife, Nancy; sisters, Venetha Morris and husband, Ed, and LaDonna Dudzik and husband, Dale; numerous nieces and nephews and their children. A memorial service was Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Human Immunology and Cancer Gift Fund to assist with the research of amyloidosis: UT Medical Center, Human Immunology and Cancer Gift Fund, 1924 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920. Online condolences at www.rosemortuary.com

• KARSTETTER, Sally Jarvis,
born Feb. 9, 1929, in Highland Park, Ill., died Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2011, at NHC Assisted Living in Farragut. Sally had an eventful career with the Central Intelligence Agency on several foreign assignments. She retired to St. Augustine, Fla., and later moved to Farragut to be near her family. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, June and Myron Pfeifer; nieces, Susan Hopkins, Kathy Kolens, Sally Patterson and Susan Maciolek; nephews, Tom Pfeifer and Bill Kolens. A special thanks to NHC Staff, Debbie at dialysis and deep appreciation to Dr. Mazen Hatab for the many years of kindness and compassion to Sally and her family. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Sally Karstetter. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• PALMERE, Vincent “Vince” R.,
age 68, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011, at his home. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. Vince was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served as an airman during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1964, Vince earned an “Airman of the Month” award and also received a Good Conduct Medal. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Muhlenberg College in 1973. After serving in the Air Force, Vince worked for Bethlehem Steel Homer Research Labs as a chemist, Corning Glassware in Product Development and then US Borax and Chemical Company as a technical service rep. Vince currently was working as a product manager with PermaChink Systems, Inc. He held several patents dealing with Borates. Vince also served in many organizations such as The American Chemical Society and East Tennessee Pest Control Association where he held the office of secretary/treasurer. Vince was preceded in death by his father, Joseph S. Palmere. He is survived by his wife, Gail Kiefer Palmere; mother, Ruth Berk Palmere of Allentown, Pa.; daughters, Cassie L. Palmere and Corinne J. Sparling; a granddaughter. Graveside service was Friday at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Vince’s name to: Covenant Health Hospice, 3001 Lake Brook Blvd, Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37909 or Veterans of Foreign Wars or Disabled Veterans. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Palmere family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• KINARD Jr., Charles “Chuck” Delano,
age 54, of Knoxville passed away Friday morning, July 22, 2011. Chuck was a loving husband, father and friend. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Diana Kinard; daughter and son-in-law, Desiree and Walt Hodges; parents, Charles and Martha Kinard; sisters, Beth Herndon and husband, Steve and Jane Ann Kinard. A Celebration of Life was Tuesday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Chaplain Tom Rayford officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Covenant Hospice or Thompson Cancer Survival Center. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Kinard family. www.clickfuneralhome.com



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