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- Stan Gober's casket is carried out of Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant by his grandchildren at the conclusion of a memorial service for the Goodland icon on Sunday, June 23, 2012.

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- Stan Gober's casket is carried out of Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant by his grandchildren at the conclusion of a memorial service for the Goodland icon on Sunday, June 23, 2012.

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- Stan Gober's casket is carried out of Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant by his grandchildren at the conclusion of a memorial service for the Goodland icon on Sunday, June 23, 2012.
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- Buzzard Lope Queen Mary Martin, of Naples, stands near the casket of Stan Gober during a playing of God Bless America at a memorial service for the Goodland icon at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.
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- JoAnn Slaga, of Naples, prays with other friends and family of Stan Gober during a memorial service at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Stan Gober's body lies in his casket under a picture of a buzzard doing the Buzzard Lope during a memorial service at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Friends and fans of Stan Gober listen to God Bless America at a memorial service for Stan Gober at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Stan Gober's signature smile adorns a program at a memorial service for the Goodland legend on Sunday, June 23, 2012, at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant in Goodland.
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- Dot Woodall, of Fort Myers, greets friends at a memorial service for Stan Gober at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Dot Woodall, of Fort Myers, and Lee Bosack, of Marco Island, give their final goodbyes to Stan Gober during a memorial service at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Lori Rizzo, of Naples, center, and Allie Evans, of Marco Island, greet Buzzard Lope Queen Mary Martin, of Naples, as they prepare for a memorial service for Stan Gober at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Marco Island firefighter Chris Crossan, left, presents a plaque and flag to Stan Gober's sons Steve Gober, center, and Jay Gober during a memorial service at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Signed memorabilia lines the walls of Stan's Idle Hour during a memorial service for Stan Gober on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.
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- Buzzard Lope Queen Mary Martin, of Naples, visits with seasonal resident Whitey Ellsworth, of Greenbay, Wis., at a memorial service for Stan Gober at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Jay Gober, son of Stan Gober, receives a hug from friend Sandy Bryson during a memorial service for his father at Stan's Idle Hour on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Buzzard Lope Queen Mary Martin, of Naples, stands near the casket of Stan Gober during a playing of God Bless America at a memorial service for Gober at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- The grandchildren of Stan Gober and Buzzard Lope Queen Mary Martin, of Naples, stand with his casket at a memorial service for the Goodland legend at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Buzzard Lope Queen Mary Martin, of Naples, stands near the casket of Stan Gober during a playing of God Bless America at a memorial service for Gober at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Steve Gober, son of Stan Gober, speaks about his father during a memorial service for the Goodland legend at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Michael Gober, grandson of Stan Gober, visits with Pastor Bill McCann, left, and Marco Island resident Allie Evans during a memorial service for his grandfather at Stan's Idle Hour on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.  Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered Sunday to honor the Goodland icon.
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- Herb Savage, of Marco Island, leads the crowd in God Bless America as Stan Gober's casket leaves a memorial service at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.
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- Friends and family watch Stan Gober's casket being loaded into a hearse at the end of a memorial service at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.
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- Friends and family watch Stan Gober's casket being loaded into a hearse at the end of a memorial service at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.
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- Jimmy Downey, of Marco Island, salutes Stan Gober's hearse as it leaves a memorial service at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.
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- Sandy Patty, of Goodland, walks back to her home wearing one of the first t-shirts from Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant and a hat she wore regularly at the establishment after a memorial service for Stan Gober on Sunday, June 23, 2012, in Goodland.

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