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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Florence J. Williams

  • Florence J. Williams, 88 of Lansing, Kansas passed away March 17th, 2013 at her residence.
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  • Florence J. Williams, 88 of Lansing, Kansas passed away March 17th, 2013 at her residence.
    Services will be 12:30 p.m., Friday March 22nd at Belden Larkin Funeral Home with Father David McEvoy, O.Carm, officiating.
    Visitation will be Thursday, March 21st, 2013 from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Graveside Services will be 1:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery following the funeral.
    Florence was born December 27th, 1924 in Leavenworth County the daughter of Antone and Margaret (Kelvey) Walkenbach.
    She attended and graduated from Immaculata High School, and then worked as a store clerk for over thirty five years at Safeway.
    She married Billy Jack Elliott and to that union one son was born, she then married Roderick A. Heintzelman he preceded her in death on October 29th, 1986, she then married Bernard Williams and he passed away October 24th, 1992.
    Florence was a longtime member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Lady Knights, VFW, and a fifty year member of the Eagle's Auxiliary. Florence was a past officer of many of these clubs.
    Florence loved traveling, bingo, going to the Casino's, bowling and love being around her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved spending time with family and friends, and was known for her great pie making, where many enjoyed them at St. Joseph bingo for many years.
    She is survived by one son; Lawrence and Sandra Elliott of Leavenworth, Kansas, two step-sons; Michael and Patrick Williams; two sisters; Sarah Hoye of Grandview, Missouri, and Dolores Poland, of Chicago, Illinois, two grandchildren; Lawrence Elliott and his wife Tammy of Pink Hill, North Carolina, and Cari Clay and her husband Jim of Leavenworth, Kansas; four great grandchildren; six step grandchildren, and ten step great grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, cousins.
    She was preceded in death by sisters, Teresa Maxwell and Tony Jo Walkenbach.
    Pallbearers will be Lawrence Elliott, Jr, Jim Clay, Jim Rodgers, Elliott Clay, Ethan Clay, and Clay Elliott.
    Memorials in her name may be directed to Saint Vincent Clinic.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent or to share a memory go to www.beldenlarkin.com.

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