Saturday, December 6, 2008

Florence M. Smith

Florence M. Smith, 85, died at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center on Saturday, December 6, 2008.

She was born in Herkimer, NY, on April 1, 1923, the daughter of the late Charles and Flora (nee: Conover) Cross. On June 28, 1941, she married Walter A. Smith. He preceded her in death on August 5, 1991.

Florence enjoyed antiquing, reading and never missed a news broadcast.

Surviving are her children, Gary (Janet) Smith of Wind Point, Deborah (John) Dana of Mt. Pleasant, and Kathleen (David) Draeger of Byron Center, MI; six grandchildren, Megan (Alex) King, Benjamin (Katharine) Smith, Susan (Niel) Thoreson, Lorie (Matthew) Oscarson, Daniel (Jana) Draeger and Robert (Tricia) Draeger; a great-grandson is due to arrive in January; sister, Virginia “Babe” (Ed) Guyer of Elmira, NY; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, her sisters and brothers, Hazel, George, Donald, Muriel, Vivian, Maynard, Doris and Kenneth preceded her in death.

Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Fleming officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. The family has suggested memorials to the American Parkinson Association.

The family would like to thank the staff at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center for the love, care and compassion shown Florence and her family.

4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000

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