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Updated: 03/13/2014 08:00:01AM

Virginia L. “Jean” Derrett

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Virginia L. “Jean” Derrett, 92, of Cocoa and formerly of Lake Placid, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the Health Care Center of Merritt Island.

Born March 23, 1921, in Indianapo-lis, Ind., to Grace and William Gasaway, she moved to Lake Placid back in the 1980s from Indianapolis after retiring from a 34-year career with JC Penney department stores. Mrs. Derrett moved to be with her son in Cocoa for several years. While in Lake Placid she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Placid. In earlier years, Mrs. Derrett could be found helping with youth activities and Boy Scouts. Mrs Derrett is survived by her son, William “Ken” Derrett; two grandsons, Zane and Travis; and a sister, Martha Steiner.

Funeral services and burial will be today (Wednesday, March 12) in Indianapolis. Arrangements were entrusted with Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid.

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