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Florence Torson

Female 1903 - 2005  (102 years)


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  • Name Florence Torson 
    Born 20 Mar 1903  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 May 2005  Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Florence G. Mather, 102, a resident of the Manor Care in Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the care center following a short illness. Services at 9:30 AM Saturday in Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Rev. William Harnish will officiate. Graveside services and interment are at 1:30 PM Saturday in the West Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel beginning at 9 AM Saturday. Arrangements by Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.

      Survivors include her only son Gordon Craft and wife Tammi of Iowa City, a sister Hazel Torson of Cedar Rapids, a brother Gene Torson and wife Eunice of Ames, granddaughters Keli Walt and husband Gregg of Hiawatha, and Kristi Sulentic and husband David of Cedar Rapids, great-grandchildren, Trent Mohwinkle, Colton Kuddes, Erika and Jenna Sulentic, Nathan and Trevor Walt. She was preceded in death by 6 brothers Glen, Arthur, Roy, Archie, Harley, and Milford Torson, and 2 sisters Lena Harris and Merle Torson.

      Florence was born March 20, 1903 in West Union, Iowa to Thomas and Evelena Torson. She graduated from West Union High School and Attended Coe College where she earned her teaching certificate. She taught elementary school for 19 years at Hawkeye, Iowa, and several other schools including Prairie elementary in Cedar Rapids. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids. She married Kermit Craft on June 30, 1925 in West Union. He died March 24, 1949. She married Charles Mather on November 29, 1957 in Keokuk, Iowa. He died December 19, 1973.

      Florence's son and granddaughters were her pride and joy. She was a dear, sweet lady who will be missed by her family.
    Person ID I12528  Mather
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2007 

    Family Charles Samuel Mather,   b. 18 Aug 1898, Benton Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1973, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1957  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F4353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1903 - Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Nov 1957 - Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 2005 - Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA Link to Google Earth
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