Florence E. BONE

April 8, 1916 ~ December 17, 2005

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Mrs. Florence E. Bone passed away, Dec. 17, 2005, at MARMC, Farmington, at the age of 89 years, 7 months & 29 days. Florence was the daughter of George W. & Clanzia 'Voil' Hutchinson & born April 8, 1916, in Farmington.. Also preceding-in-death were: her husband, John Melvin Bone (1984); 1 daughter, Barbara Rae Blevins (1997); 1 Sister, Myrtle Leona Hutchinson & 3 Brothers: William; Elmer & Millard Hutchinson.

Florence was: * a Charter Member & Sunday School Teacher at Delassus First Baptist Church; * member, Extension Club; West End Gang; WMU; Farmington BPW; Eastern Star; * former Farmington School Board member for 9 years & mentor program @ Farmington Schools. Former CTA member & President. * Executive-Secretary of the Boot & Shoe Workers Union. Florence was a retired Farmington, Elementary School Teacher

Survivors Include: 2 Daughters: Jane Ann 'Mrs. Tom' Bates, of Farmington; Lorretta Alma Jean 'Mrs. William' Sigler, of Perryville; 1 Nephew raised as a Son: Billy (& Carolyn) Hutchinson, of Farmington; 1 Sister: Alberta "Happy" Bone, of Farmington; 8 Grandchildren: Kim 'Mrs. David' House, of Farmington; Kelley 'Mrs. Tom' Haywood, of Columbia, MO; Kathy Boyer, of Farmington; Gwen 'Mrs. Rob' Zimmerman, of Oregon, IL; William Sigler, Jr., of Chicago, IL; Tammy Sigler, of Perryville; Jennifer 'Mrs. Steve' Elam, of Farmington; Janna 'Mrs. Josh' Hagerty, of Farmington. 12 Great-Grandchildren; 1 Foster-Daughter: Shirley 'Mrs. Jerry' Verdin, of St. Louis. 5 Foster-Grandchildren & a Special Friend & Caregiver: Lillie May, of Farmington. Also surviving are numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Visitation: Monday, 4-9 pm. Visitation Resumes: Tuesday, 7:00 a.m.

Funeral : Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., December 20, 2005

at: TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL with Rev. James Marlar officiating.

Interment: Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to: Delassus First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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  1. Jane and Family: you are in my thoughts and prayers, you can tell you're mom was full of life and loved her family….may God Bless you all

  2. Sorry to hear of your loss at this time of year. Your Mom and Grandmother made on impact on this community and the lives of children. Tom, my deceased husband, spoke very highly of her and enjoyed working with her in PTA activities. I am sure she will be missed by many. Good Bless you during this time and this season

  3. I am very sorry to hear of Florence's passing. She was an amazing woman who impacted many lives. Kim, the many nights we spent at your grandma's home are wonderful memories and I will always remember her laugh and joy for life! Jeanna

  4. I was both shocked and saddened to learn that Mrs. Bone has passed away. It was shocking to me because she always seemed eternal and limitless to me with her joy of life and sharing its wonders, and I am saddened that a bright community light has been extinguished. I had the privilege to be a first-grade student when she taught at Doe Run. I looked forward to each day because she made learning such an adventure. As I grew into adulthood, I became aware of what an extraordinarily giving woman she was, admiring the many organizations that she participated in and the community spirit she exhibited. She leaves an awe-inspiring legacy and splendid testimony for us to follow.

  5. Dave and I send our deepest sympathy to Florence's family. She was a very fine teacher and gave both our children, Steve and Christy, a wonderful start in First Grade at Doe Run. She will be missed at RTA meetings and many other places. We all will certainly remember her fondly.

  6. To the family of Florence, Happy, and every one, .I was always glad to be around your family, . They treated me with much kindness. I know where she is , some day it will be a great gathering, once again. May Gods Blessings Be With YOU. Betty

  7. Jane & family — The entire community has lost a real treasure in Florence. I know you are hurt and sad, but you have a lifetime of memories and many friends and family to gladden your hearts. Florence was one of those people I would hate to think I had never had the chance to meet and know. We had great times together, and I will miss her much, as I know you will too. (P.S. She's the board member who insisted that the Pledge be said in classes daily.)

  8. Jane, Janna, Jennifer, Kelly, Kathy and the rest of the family: I just wanted you to know what an impact Florence had on both of us. She was a true inspiration to any educator. Her love for teaching touched so very many in such a positive way and it was a privilege for me to teach four of her granddaughters. Her smile and laughter were contagious and although she will be greatly missed, she will always be remembered by all whom she touched. One of my favorite quotes says, "For a teacher to live forever in the heart and memory of a single child is the greatest tribute of all." That will certainly be Florence.

  9. Ms. Bone will be truly missed by our staff. Nancy, Karen and I watched the tribute to Ms Bone and thought it was great. You did a good job choosing the photos. It really helps us to know what she was like before her care with us started. It seems that she lived a great life. Our thoughts and prayers are with youa nd your family!

  10. I had her in 5th grade and she was a wonderful teacher. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. I will always have fond memories of her.

  11. To Florence's family: I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew your mother personally but it sure sounds like I should have. I am a cousin on your Voiles side. My father was Willard Voiles; grandfather James Henry Arthur Voiles; gggrandfather Enoch Voiles, brother of Phillip; and ggggrandfather William Voiles. I met Florence many years ago as I was passing through Missouri and visited her in the nursing home to see what she could tell me about our family history. She was very helpful and I enjoyed the visit, although I was sorry to see her in the nursing home. I have also met our cousins Jewel Ashley, Ralph Voils, and Betty Quayle. I believe Betty and Florence are the only two of Phillip's direct line that I have met. Coincidentally, I was a public school librarian and teacher so Florence and I would have enjoyed each other's company, I am sure. May God grant you an extra measure of his grace and mercy at this time. Sincerely, Helen V. Davis 2811 East Shockley Rd. Muncie, IN 47302

  12. Our heartfelt sympathy to Jane, Happy and all the Bone family. Florence was a very special person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Bill Fortune and daughters

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