SEPTEMBER  2012

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Beulah Katherine Barco Tolle


From the

Desk of

Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick... 


For those viewers who have not heard, our mother and wife Kay Tolle, passed away on August 3, 2012. She was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer just a few short months prior, in May. Losing her, as many of you have experienced as well, is a heartbreak that is like no other. Our family is touched by the cards, calls, food, flowers and visits since her sickness and passing. Truly brought smiles through our tears!


Our sincere thanks,

The Ed Tolle Family

Ed, Laura Lou & Pat, Huey & Kathy


Beulah Katherine Barco Tolle

September 18, 1925 - August 3, 2012

We wanted to share a story Johnny Grannan,

president of the Citrus County Historical Society, wrote about mom's life.

We enjoyed, and we hope you do too!

Kay at 15 years old

Always A Smile


Kay Barco was fifteen when this picture was taken but looks older. The only child of Edna Eubanks and Hugh Barco, she was born in an Ocala hospital on September 18, 1925 She took her first train trip a few days later when her parents bought her home to Crystal River. Named Beulah Katherine after both grandmothers, she was first nicknamed B.K., then finally Kay. She was the fourth generation to live in Crystal River being descended from the Miller, Edwards, Eubanks and Barco families.






Edna and Hugh Barco with
baby girl,
Beulah Katherine


BK (Beulah Katherine) with

her parents Edna and Hugh Barco,

Aunt B and Uncle Harvey Edwards,

and grandparents

MaMa and PaPa Eubanks




















Kay and Ed in their

college years

 When her parents started working in Inverness, she moved there in elementary school and graduated from Citrus High School in 1943. She went to Florida Southern College where in 1945 she met Edgar Tolle, Jr. who had returned to college after serving in the Air Force. Within a few months she decided he was the one to marry. They eloped to Georgia in March, 1946 and were married for 66 years. After graduation, she taught school for several years in both Inverness and Crystal River. She and Ed had three children, Edgar Earl III (Eddie), Hugh and Laura Lou. Eddie, also known as Tuffy, died in 1975.


After moving to Crystal River in 1953, she became involved in community activities.


She was one of the founders and first president of the Junior Woman's Club, following in the first steps of her Grandmother Katie Barco, the first President of the Village Improvement Society in 1907, a predecessor of the Woman's Club. Politics was always a part of her life. Both of her grandfathers and father were on the City Council. Her father also served as County Tax Assessor for over 20 years.


Kay and Ed Tolle in

Gator attire celebration

Kay's 85th birthday

 She was a very astute businesswoman and along with her husband developed several housing developments one being Tropic Terrace in 1959, the first subdivision designed for young families. She was also instrumental in the creation of Heritage Village which consists of her mother's childhood home and surrounding buildings.


Throughout her life she always dealt with adversity with a smile and a determination that any task could be accomplished but you had to be organized and have a plan. When she passed away on August 3, 2012, she left behind a legacy of service and caring which her husband and two children will carry on in her honor.


Johnny Grannan

President of Citrus County Historical Society

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 Saturday, September 8th


Market Day with Art is adding treasures to

our 2nd Saturday Event. We are looking for antiques and vintage collectibles to compliment

our artists and crafters.

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Also On Saturday, September 8th
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We will be closed on Labor Day, Monday the 3rd and Tuesday the 4th and will be closed Sept. 5th & 6th to attend Surf Expo in Orlando.
~ Matt & Sue Clemons








The General Store will have the "Pumpkin Pecan Praline" Ice Cream back as of September 1st. We also want to remind everyone that the Pumpkins will arrive and the Patch will open on October 1st. The General Store also wants to remind everyone of the many different Fall flavors and scents available...jams, jellies, syrups, candles and more!! Come in and check all the new arrivals at the General Store!! Our new Fall hours as of September 1st are; Mon-Thurs. 10-5, Fri. and Sat. 10-6, and Sun. 11-4. We will have extended hours on Festival days!!


~ Mary Beth Osteen


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Heritage Village would like to thank "It's a Shore Thing" for the use of their Adirondack Chairs on the grounds of Heritage Village. Click below and take advantage of their 6th Anniversary Sale on these chairs and more...




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For more information, call The Cotton Club

at (352) 563-2582  










Heritage Village Walking Map


 "Whether Crystal River is your home place or you're traveling through, we encourage you to include Heritage Village as a stopping place to relax and unwind during your daily travels near or far. For the traveler, we know your Journey is not complete until you've  found that Unique treasure that represents the memory...our goal is to make sure you find it here at one of our many specialty shoppes".
What more can you ask for...a sense of Yesterday, with an Artistic Flare of today's Market, all for you right here at "The Shoppes of Heritage Village".

 Antique Truck

 Once you turn off of US Hwy 19 in Crystal River onto North Citrus Avenue and see our old red "Classic Antique" truck, you'll know you have arrived. 




Please call Laura Lou Tolle Fitzpatrick at (352) 302-3026 for more information. 

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