Graveside services for Clara Collins Florence, 88, of Montgomery will be held on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, New London, Texas with Steve Meddows officiating. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2005 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home.
Mrs. Florence was born to Grady and Myrtle Echols Collins on September 21, 1917 in Navarro, Texas. She was comforted by the loving embrace of her family as she passed away on November 16, 2005.
Clara was a member of First Methodist Church of Conroe. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter W. Florence, parents Grady and Myrtle, three brothers, two sisters, one niece and one nephew. She is survived by very loving daughters, Janie and husband Bobby Bone of Montgomery, Judy and husband Joe DellAira of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Suzanne King of Houston; honorary daughters, Liv Marie Sandberg of Norway and Jane Rush Arbisi of Frisco; sister, Zelda Crouch; grandchildren, Tammy and husband David Schmitt of Katy, Scott Bone of Montgomery, and Nathan King of Houston; great grandchildren, Beau and wife Misty Aucoin, Stephanie Schmitt and Colton Bone; 11 nephews; 7 nieces; and special friend and caregiver, Kathyrn Bingham. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Pallbearers: Bobby Bone, Joe DellAira, Scott Bone, Nathan King, Beau Aucoin, Colton Bone, Bill Herrin, and Wes Herrin.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 6301 Richmond, Houston, TX 77057.