Florence Marie Rich, 81, of McPherson, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015, at The Cedars in McPherson. Formerly of Lindsborg, she was a homemaker and had been a McPherson resident since 1960.
She was born March 28, 1933, in Lindsborg, Kansas, the daughter of Robert John and Mabel Augusta (Nelson) Helberg. She graduated from Lindsborg High School and Brown-Mackie Business College (Salina).
Florence was a member of First Christian Church, McPherson.
On May 26, 1978, she married Donald I. Rich in McPherson. He preceded her in death on February 20, 2014.
Survivors include: three daughters, Connie Farnsworth (Rick) of Canton, KS, Cindy Crane (William) of Roxbury, KS, and Mindy Taylor (John) of McPherson; 10 grandchildren, Chase Martinson (Michelle), Nathan Taylor, Lisa McNichols (Lucas), Allon Taylor, Brandy Wenthe (Gale), Catie Sharp (Ron), Matthew Farnsworth (Kiley) Weston Mizell (Jennifer), James Cherry, and Nicole Cherry; 7 great-grandchildren, Bryce Wenthe, Braylan Wenthe, Jaxon Farnsworth, Ally Sharp, Brecken Sharp, Emery Farnsworth, and Grace Mizell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a step-daughter, Tina Cherry.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with Rev. Lynn Scott officiating. Burial will follow in McPherson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until service time on Wednesday at Stockham Family Funeral Home.
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