Florence A. Vandenburg, 97, formerly of Cook Street, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Watson Memorial Home. Florence was born March 3, 1917, at Chapman Dam. She is the daughter of the late George and Blanche Howard Fox.
Florence and her eight siblings grew up on a dairy farm. She had been employed by Sylvania and the New Process Company for a few years. She later found her passion for nursing, working as a caretaker for the sick and elderly. For many years, Florence had a ceramic shop on Biddle Street. She enjoyed reading and especially loved animals of all types.
She is survived by two daughters, Carol Ishman, Warren, and Cindy Beane, and husband, Buck, Tionesta; one son, Clyde “Bump” Vandenburg, and wife, Joyce, Pittsfield; two sisters, Honey (Beulah) Boll and Susie Frost, both of Chapman Dam; six grandchildren, Heather Cataldo, Brenda Carl, Wendy Wilcox, Sheri Nugent, Heidi Dunham and Russell “Rusty” Thomas; granddaughterinlaw, Justine Ishman; nineteen greatgrandchildren, Logan, Chandler, Cassidy, Delaney, Kaitlin, Kendra, Brady, Zachary, Nicole, Kristopher, Nate, Norissa, Ashley, Christy, Mike, Dennis, Mirhia, Kyle and Kayla; three greatgreatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death on June 15, 1996, by her husband, Russell K. Vandenburg; grandson, Darby Ishman; greatgrandson, Jeffrey Ishman; soninlaw, Richard Ishman; two sisters, Gert Smetanka and Verda Johnson and four brothers, Emory “Fuzzy” Fox, George Fox, Bill Fox and Floyd “Teen” Fox.
Friends will be received at the Peterson Blick Funeral Home, Inc, 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, PA on Monday, July 14, from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time a funeral service will be held there, with Rev. Michael Poindexter, pastor, Pleasant Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Watson Memorial Home, 1200 Conewango Avenue, Warren, PA 16365 or Paws Along The River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365.
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