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Florence Louise (Gleason) White

October 26, 1920 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 98)

WHITE, Florence L.
Kalamazoo, MI

Florence Louise White passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019. She was born October 26, 1920 at home in Kalamazoo, a daughter of Clarence and Cora (Wagner) Gleason. Florence attended Millwood Elementary and Millwood Junior High School and graduated from State High School in 1938. Florence maintained lifelong friendships with her high school classmates. Florence also attended Kalamazoo College. Surviving are her four children, David R. Warren of Raleigh, N.C., Christine Porter of Phoenix, Arizona, Stephen (Lynn) Warren of Prairie Village, Kansas and Kathryn (Gene) Porterfield of Hoover, Alabama; four grandchildren; Greg Warren, Brian Warren, Andrew Haan and Kathie Hoffmann; five great-grandchildren; Alex, Leighton, Aidan, Gerrit and Alden; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Florence was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James C. White; sister, Barbara Somers; brother, William Gleason; and former husband, Robert S. Warren. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11am Monday, March 11th at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., where services will begin at 11am with Rev. Dr. John M. Best officiating. Private graveside services will be held in Portage South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Pine Island Presbyterian Church. Please visit Florence's webpage for directions, online guest book or to leave a condolence. www.langelands.com


More About Florence:
Florence, fondly known as Flossie, Aunt Floss, Grandma, mom, and beloved friend, was fiercely loved by many. It is difficult to sum up the life of such a vivacious and adventurous soul. Flossie lived a life dedicated to optimism, her friends and family, exploration, and most of all, to God. She laughed her way through each of her 98 years, never missing a beat with her quick wit and phenomenal sense of humor. Flossie traveled every chance that she got, including frequent trips to see her friends, children, and grandchildren. When life presented an opportunity to learn or experience something new, Flossie responded with a resounding "yes!" This included the chance to move to new cities and states over the years. Throughout each move, she remained committed to the Lord in generously serving her cherished church communities. She loved being a mom, a grandma, and a great-grandma and nothing brought her more joy than watching each of them grow and learn. Her life was visibly enriched and bettered by her darling husband, Jim. They loved each other endlessly and brought each other such joy and love. Flossie lived long and she lived well. She lived in hope and in faith and was so ready to join her loved ones and heavenly father.


Donations may be made to:

Pine Island Presbyterian Church
7888 South 8th Street, Kalamazoo MI 49009
Tel: 2693538410
Web: http://www.pineislandpresbytarian.org


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