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Friday, July 10th, 2009
Florence I. Caywood, 91, formerly of 420 Jackson St., St. Marys, died at 8:25 p.m. July 8, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born May 14, 1918, in Amanda Township, Allen County, to John and Mary Brown Bowers. In 1937, she married Gerald Leatherman, who died in 1960. In 1962, she married Robert Caywood, who died in 1965.
Surviving are a daughter, Evelyn (the Rev. Kenneth) Whetstone, Celina; a son, Gene (Wilma) Caywood, St. Marys; a brother, Donald (Gloria) Bowers, Elida; two sisters, Helen Zimmerman, Delaware, and Lois (Jim) Parlette, Cridersville; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, John Caywood; four brothers, John Wesley, Dale, Robert and Homer Bowers; and four sisters, Sylvia Richardson, Marjorie Page, and Thelma and Hazel Bowers.
She had worked at the Westinghouse Corporation, Lima, and retired after 33 years as an office employee at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and its Hannah Circle, the Order of Eastern Star Hawthorne Chapter and the Crochet Club, all of St. Marys.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Revs. Dr. Ed Bray and Kenneth Whetstone officiating. Burial is at the Spencerville Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Gideons International.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
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