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Marlene Florence

Marlene Florence (Hill) went home on January 30, 2022.  She was born July 31, 1948 rural Eskridge, Kansas to Ellis and Alice (Stratton) Hill.  She attended Eskridge grade and high school.


She married Lloyd Florence in 1967.  They were together for 54 years.  They enjoyed traveling and going to flea markets.  Marlene was a loving wife and mother.


She was preceded in death by her husband and both parents and one brother.  Marlene is survived by her son Jeff Florence and wife Jennifer; daughter Lori Knight and husband Randy; sister Patricia Warren and husband Lloyd; brother Kevin Hill and wife Shelia.  Grandchildren: Toby Florence (Jen), Elizabeth Florence, Tori Masters and Kate Masters.  Great grandchildren: Max Olsen, McKenzie Olsen, Hayden Florence, Hudson Florence and Mavrick Florence.


A graveside service will be at Chalk Cemetery on Friday, February 11 at 11:00 am.


Memorial contributions may be sent in care of Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66604.

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Remembering Lloyd and Marlene and regretting that the times we shared were so brief and fleeting, but with such a multitude of blessings for the heart. We are keeping Jeff and Lori and each of their dear-ones in our hearts and prayers, and I am so very sorry you have to go through this time of loss and separation. Their legacy of love and caring shines ever brightly in in the hearts of all whom they touched and blessed. 1 Cor. 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Drew Montgomery Feb 10 2022 5:02 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Florence

Gary and Peggy Barber Feb 8 2022 10:11 PM

So sorry for your loss. Marlene was an awesome person who cared about underclassmen when we were in hugh school.

Diane(Bush)OMara Feb 8 2022 8:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Florence

Diane(Bush)O'Mara Feb 8 2022 8:27 PM

Jeff & Lori Dawn, Betty and I attended one of your dad's last Hay Day Events and met you both. Lloyd (FLO) was the cook on the USS Hardhead with me as it's Sonarman. I think of your Mom & Dad all the time. Good memories, especially one when Lloyd cooked lobsters for me when they lived in the cottage behind my apartment in New London, CT. God Bless You and yours, they are missed. Paul & Betty Boche, 1538 Bluebell DR. Hartford, WI. 53027 Sonar Out For Now.

Paul Boche Feb 8 2022 8:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Florence

Donna Jackson Feb 8 2022 12:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Florence

Kimberly A Sample Feb 8 2022 7:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Florence

David and Carolyn Andres Feb 7 2022 5:24 PM

Jeff, Lori and families. I'm so very sorry for the loss of Aunt Marlene. I have so many great memories with her and your family and will always treasure them. Love you all!

Tracy Warren Feb 7 2022 12:45 PM

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sally Cott Feb 1 2022 9:34 PM

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