Obituaries 7/1/21


Logan E. Richards
Logan E. Richards Aug. 14, 1998 - June 13, 2021. Logan was born in Hollywood, FL, being the impatient young man that he was he arrived 8 weeks early. Logan never met a stranger that didn’t soon become a friend.  His smile and sense of humor were just two of his many qualities. Logan was taken from us suddenly and tragically in an accident just blocks from his home. 
Logan is survived by his mother-Kim Richards (Fred Sutton), Dunnellon, FL. His daughter -Emma Richards (her mother Andrea Rivera)
His grandmother, Diane Richards-Jones (Booker), Longwood, FL. His aunt- Robin True (Tim) Fort White, FL.  Cousins-Chris True and Shaun True (Colette)
As well as countless friends, Logan was predeceased by his grandfather, Capt. Ralph Richards. Family and Friends will be notified of his Celebration of Life once arrangements are made.      

Ila Jean Marquitz
Ila Jean Marquitz, also known as “Mama,” of Fleming Island, FL., peacefully passed away June 14, 2021, at age 74, in her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born May 26, 1947, to the late Lena Maxine Hathcock and Leo Marshall Sr., in East St. Louis, IL. Ila grew up with the spirit of a fighter, as her brother Leo would say “she won 199 fights, but that the 200th time was the last one.” Unfortunately, cancer was her last epic fight before leaving our world for a better one. She had an extraordinary eye for interior design and style, along with an undeniable talent for transforming the blandest of things into works of beauty. She enjoyed her time as a flight attendant, traveling, golfing and making memories with the ones she loved most.
Ila will be remembered for her fiery personality, strong will and genuine heart. She is survived by her daughter Janelle Snyder and husband Steven, of Fleming Island, FL., her brother Leo Marshall, of Lake St. Louis, MO., sister Janet Fortney, of Springfield, MO., three grandchildren: Kyle, Nicole and Samuel Snyder, of Fleming Island, FL., along with her niece and nephews.
Ila’s family will be hosting her Celebration of Life Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 5p.m. to 10p.m., at the Piazza Messina, 5535 Hwy N, Cottleville, MO., 63304. A service in her honor will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a celebration to follow.
A memorial donation honoring Ila may be given to ASPCA, your local Humane Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at
Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Robert ‘Gus’ A. Hager
Robert “Gus” A. Hager, 74, passed away on June 19, 2021 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born on June 14, 1947 in Great Bend, KS, to the late Lloyd Lee Hager and Doris F. Hager.   
Gus completed high school and went on to study for one year at Louisiana Tech University. Gus then joined the U.S. Navy, retiring after 28 years of service. He was a member of Patrol Squadron 45 Association. Gus enjoyed his plastic model collection and being a proud member of the First Coast Chapter, International Plastic Modelers Society.   
He was preceded in death by his parents.   
Gus is survived by his wife, Rosemary Hager; sister, Joy H. (Gary) Hendrix; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.   
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at  
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073. 

Hildur Edna (Nelson) Hart
Hildur Edna (Nelson) Hart, 97, long time retired resident of Orange Park and Clay County, passed away on June 8, 2021. Born in Oakland, Nebraska in 1924, Hildur and her three siblings were orphaned seven years later and were separated and raised by relatives in several states. Life was hard, but they proved worthy of being members of the Greatest Generation! Hildur married B. Norman Hart, the “love of her life”, on October 10, 1942. After World War II, Norman would decide to re-enter the Navy, continuing his career as a Naval Aviator. Thus, the couple spent their lives living in many different cities, usually close to Naval Air Stations. Norman would retire from the Navy as a Captain in 1970 and the couple returned to Orange Park permanently.
Unfortunately, Norman passed away in 1970, but Hildur continued living in Orange Park by herself with the help of many kind neighbors and friends.
She was laid to rest next to Norman at Jacksonville Memory Gardens on June 19, 2021. Hildur and Norman had three children- Larry Hart (Diane)-Atlanta; Douglas Hart (Sandee)-Tampa; and Barbara Hart Rogers (Michael)-Colorado, who would produce many Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren for Hildur and Norman to cherish.
Hildur was the last remaining member of her generation on either side of her and Norman’s families. She lived a long and honorable and spiritual life as a wonderful Mother and Grandmother. She will be sorely missed by all.

James Householder
James Householder, 57, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away on June 22, 2021. He was born to John Sr. and Frances Householder on July 13, 1963.
James retired from the US Air Force as Senior Master Sergeant with 28 years of service and was currently working for Clay County as the Director of Facilities.
He was a loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. James was very artistic and loved expressing his abilities through his drawings, paintings, photography, woodworking, singing and playing his guitar.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Frances Householder.
He is survived by Kristina Householder, Janet Draisey, son Zachary Householder (Kelsey), daughter Haley Householder (Sean), Jacob and Scout Draisey, grandchildren Adeline Householder and Alex, Emma and Emelia Eichholz, parents John Sr. and Marilyn Householder, brothers John Jr. and Anthony Householder and Michael Pugh, sisters Pamela (Michael) Batten, Myra (Richard) Fleming, and Michelle (Joe) Tolbert and numerous extended family and friends.
The family received friends from 11a.m. - Noon on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services followed with Rev. Russell Franklin officiating. Graveside followed at Hickory Grove Cemetery.


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