The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 3, 2013

Florence L. Pitzer


COVINGTON, Ind. — Florence L. Pitzer, 91, of Covington, Ind., died at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill.

She was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Williamsport, Ind., the daughter of Arnett and Flossie (Fewell) Crudge.

Her memberships include Sterling Christian Church and Rural Troy Home Economics Club. She was employed at Community Action for 17 years before retiring in 1986.

Florence married Forrest Ray Pitzer on Dec. 31, 1940. He died Aug. 20, 1983.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruth (Harold) Newkirk and Barbara Jean Clifton, both of Covington; a son, Donald (Tami) Pitzer of Danville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great granddaughters. Her parents, a brother, a son, a grandson and a sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 5, at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington, with Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Attica, Ind. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. EST Friday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home. Condolences to the family:

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