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Prophetstown Echo - Jan. 11, 2005

Florence Webster


            Florence M. Webster, 99, of Stephenson Nursing Center, Freeport, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at the nursing home.

            Mrs. Webster was born Jan. 21, 1905, in Prophetstown, the daughter of August and Tena (Meyer) Gerdes.  She married Kenneth O. Webster on Jan. 28, 1928, in Milledgeville.   He died Nov. 27, 1974.

            Survivors include six sons, Richard (Marlene) Webster of Davis, Edwin (Cynthia) Webster and Charles (Judy) Webster, both of Freeport, Carl (Shirley) Webster of Rockford, James (Sue) Webster of Asheboro, NC, and Clyde (Rita) Webster of Cherry Valley; five daughters, Mabel (James) Gift and Wilma (Donald) Nath, both of Freeport, Phyllis (Verlyn) Vietmeyer of Daytona Beach, FL, Betty (Richard) Brubaker of German Valley and Norma Jean Webster of Stephenson Nursing Center; a sister, Elsie Pilgrim of Milledgeville; two brothers, George (Elvira) Gerdes of Lanark and Robert (Jean) Gerdes of Tampico; 32 grandchildren; 66 great grandchildren; 15 great-great- grandchildren; two great-great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by a son, six sisters, four brothers and two grandsons.

            The funeral was held Jan. 10 at Dakota community Presbyterian Church with L. Timothy Kidd, pastor, officiating.  Burial was at Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum, Freeport.  Visitation was held Jan. 9 at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Dakota an the church on Jan. 10.

            A memorial fund has been established.

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