A decorated army helicopter medic who served his country well left his adopted community quite a gift earlier this summer. The Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity will be putting Stephen M. Florentz’ $2.25 million gift to good use.
This gentleman who grew up in the tenements of New York City bought his first home when moving to Oklahoma and never forgot the pride that home ownership brought him. He wanted to pass that feeling along to others.
During my research of this amazing hero and Surprise Millionaire, I found a piece of information that others had overlooked. He was a published author as well!
A retired school teacher and wheat farmer caused quite a stir in her Western Oklahoma community when she remembered some important causes in her will. Wheat wasn’t the only thing she was growing on that farm. She had a nice nest egg as well!
The citizens of northwest Oklahoma can be proud to count Vera Mae Eversole as one of their own. A former school teacher, animal lover, choir member and caretaker for her mother and brother, Vera displayed the kind of attributes that make the people of Oklahoma one of a kind. This Surprise Millionaire didn’t even let her attorney in on the secret of her net worth. She let her last will and testament do the talking for her!