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Clara Collins Florence
September 21, 1917 - November 16, 2005

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Carole June Collins GessnerFrank & Virginia Reyes
Debbie "Pickles" AdamsElinor Pickles


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By: Carole June Collins Gessner Nov 18, 2005
Dear Janie, Judy, Suzanne and extended family: I was saddened to hear of Aunt Clara's passing. I'm sure all of you are in a high state of "missing her" today. I am so very sorry that I have been remiss in staying in touch with you all. I am recalling some wonderful memories of Aunt Clara, as well as Uncle Punk. I always enjoyed being in their company at wherever they lived: Old Ocean, Liberty, Conroe, Houston, etc. I recall that much of the time she had someone "extra" living in the Florence household because they needed her care in one way or another. She was so very kind and loving to me as a child. I recall Christmas at "the farm" in New London. I recall Easter Sundays at Mamo and Papo's in Corsicana, New London and Sweeney. It was so entertaining watching her get you girls ready for church on Easter Sunday. It was like a three-ring circus in the process, but with Aunt Clara as ringmaster--it was a class act! Yes, indeed, she was a classy lady inside out. She loved many and was loved by many. Her mission in this life was completed and that's why Father God called her home. Her epitaph surely should read, "Well done thy good and faithful servant."
Mrs. Florence as we (Frank, Virginia, Nora, John & Ben) knew her, was a kind and loving person. She was a

neighbor that we could not imagine we could have known as our kids and grandkids were growing up.

Our son Ben and Nathan King were the best of friends and enjoyed having him with us when we traveled or went

to Ben's grandparents ranch to ride the horses in Navasota. We have missed her dearly as a neighbor and as a dear friend , especially on holidays.

With deepest sympathy to all the family. Frank, Virginia, Nora, John & Ben Reyes & Family, Houston, Texas
By: Debbie "Pickles" Adams Nov 17, 2005
Mrs. Florence (as Mom & I called her) was such a sweetheart. We both knew her from her days working the attendance office at Aldine High School. I was quite the "stinker" back then & Mrs. Florence would occasionally have to call my Mom (Elinor Pickles) at work to ask if she knew where I was. For all the wrong reasons, Mrs. Florence knew my high school sweetheart (Doug Kibodeaux) & I quite well. As bad as we were, she was always so sweet to both of us. Even though she would bust us, we REALLY liked her. All the kids liked Mrs. Florence. She was so sweet, you couldn't help it.

Years later I'm at Mom's church (St. Matthews Methodist, Houston) & there was Mrs. Florence. I told Mom who it was & we both ran over to her. I told her who I was (although she already recognized me) & right away I said "I'm not bad anymore...I promise". She just laughed & said "Honey, I never thought you were bad." She & my Mom laughed about all the times she had to call her trying to find out where I was.

From that point on my Mom would always go over to give her a hug every Sunday. They would always share stories about the families & just enjoy seeing each other. Every time I'd visit, I'd look to get my hug as well. When she had to leave St. Matthews, my Mom (& me) missed seeing that smiling face & getting that hug every Sunday. We want her family to know we think Clara Florence was one special lady. We miss her dearly. With Deepest Sympathy, Debbie "Pickles" Adams & Elinor Pickles (Mom)

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