Mrs. Florence E. Proper, 85, formerly of Titusville, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Newville, Pa. following an extended illness.

Mrs. Proper was born on June 25, 1927 in New Richmond Twp., Pa., a daughter of the late Myrl and Pearl Wykoff Davenport. She was married to Clarence P. Proper on June 15, 1946 in Titusville. He preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1992.

Florence was a graduate of Colestock High School, class of 1946. She had been employed at the Titusville Area Hospital in housekeeping for 21 years until her retirement in 1989.

She was a member of the Titusville Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed doing crossstitch and spending time with her grandchildren.

Florence is survived by the following children; Clarence H. Proper and wife Jan of Mt. Jewett, Ronald E. Proper and wife Hazel of Saegertown, Richard L. “Dick” Proper and wife Sharon of Hydetown, Craig A. Proper and wife Christine of Newville, Pa., and CarissaSamantha Hodak and husband Ronald of Garland; numerous grand children and greatgrand children; two brothers, Bill Davenport and wife Eleanor of Spartansburg and Harlan “Bud” Davenport and wife Dorothy of Titusville; a sister, Betty Hause and husband Ed of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Reed, Herman and Donald “Rex” Davenport.

Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St. Titusville on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at which time the funeral service will be conducted with Rev. Dominic Pecararo, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, and Rev. Ward Beers, officiating.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to any local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

If you would like to leave a condolence for the family, go to www.garrettfuneralhomeinc.com.