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Florence Helen Parsons

Florence Helen Parsons, 90, of Wellington, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born in Amanda, Ohio on April 8, 1923, to the late Mary and Ralph Griffith. Florence was a 1941 graduate of Wellington High School.

Florence spent her time helping on the farm and was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Dairy Boosters as well as other dairy farming organizations. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and collecting bells.

Florence is survived by her children, Carolyn (Carl) Knapp, Marie (Gareld) Waite and Sandra (John) Westfall, all of Wellington and Martha Sheets and Dale (Pam) Parsons of Penfield; 17 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Mona Rice, Lara Mae Miller, Freda Kerher, Mary Alice Stump, and Jayne Zaayer; and sister-in-law, Agnes Griffith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; grandchildren, Michael Sheets and Dawn Knapp Barlow; brothers, Edgar, Ralph, Max, and Lee; and sisters, Mary Etta, Virginia, and Ann.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 4 to 8 P.M. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main Street, Wellington, where services will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11 A.M., with Pastor Paul Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

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