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Updated: 10/04/2013 06:31:43PM

Leona S. Nauta

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Leona S. Nauta, 96, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

She was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Key West, Fla.

Leona had been living in DeSoto County, Fla., for the past 64 years, moving from Key West. She retired as a secretary for the DeSoto County School Board. Leona enjoyed cooking, crocheting, knitting and spending time with her family. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Arcadia.

Survivors are her two children, Randy (Mona) Sturrup of Arcadia, and Linda Collier of Orange Park, Fla; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Leona was preceded in death by her parents, Urban B. and Myrtice V. Lowe Bethel; and two brothers, Charles U. Bethel and Harry U. Bethel.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Oak Ridge Cemetery, with the Rev. Jim Wade officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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