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|Berg, Florence Lucille
|Florence Lucille Berg, age 103, a resident of the Care Center of Abingdon and formerly of RR Berwick, died at 4:18 pm Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the Care Center of Abingdon.
She was born on August 23, 1908 in Berwick, the daughter of Thomas and Susie (Murgatroyd) Ray. She married Gust Berg on February 25, 1928 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on June 18, 1963.
Florence is survived by one son, Carl (and Pat) Berg of Berwick; one daughter, Carol (and Hillard) Gipson of Berwick; five grandchildren, Alan, Tom, Cindy, Carol Lea and Robin; nine great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Arthur, Marvin and Elmer and four sisters, Ethel, Lottie, Mabel and Hazel.
She was a homemaker until her husband's death in 1963. At that time she started working as a charge aide and activities director at several area nursing homes including Abingdon. She was a member of the Berwick Baptist Church and was the first Deaconess at the church. She also taught Sunday school for a number of years. She lived on the farm until moving to the Avon Nursing Home in December of 2002. She resided at the Care Center of Abingdon the past two years.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Berwick Baptist Church. Rev. Tom Smith and Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will follow in the Berwick Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Berwick Baptist Church or the Care Center of Abingdon Resident Activity Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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