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TWADDLE, Florence


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Date: 6/14/2021 at 19:29:07


Mrs. Florence Warren Twaddle was born on January 3, 1901, at Albany, New York, the daughter of James and Florence Poage. Her mother died at childbirth, and Florence was adopted by her uncle and aunt, William and Etta Warren. From that time, she made her home on the family farm of Mr. and Mrs. Warren, near Memphis. She attended school in the Memphis community, and then attended Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. She also attended Art School in Chicago, and worked as an artist before her marriage.

She was united in marriage to Chester Twaddle, and to this union two children were born, Thomas and Mary.

She returned to Memphis, where she made her home with her adoptive parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Twaddle displayed rare courage, in offering her devotion and loyalty to her family, so that they might know a happy childhood home. Following the death of her adoptive parents, Mr. Lowell McConnell, was her business partner over a period of 31 years, helping her to manage the farm. In later life she served as a Sorority house-mother at Columbia for several years, and as a fraternity house-mother in Kirksville.

She died August 5th, at Keokuk, Iowa, at the age of 75.

She was a member of Chapter C, PEO, and was a member of the Memphis United Methodist Church. She was an accomplished artist, and used her talents to delight her friends.

Florence Twaddle was an intelligent person who was very involved in giving of beauty and cheer to all. Let us remember her as a woman of an inventive, humorous mind. Let us remember her as a woman of an inventive, humorous mind. Many of us will miss her painfully, but we will hope that her art, wit, and understanding of the young will live after her. To put it in words - She wouldn't have wanted to live - making no contribution to the new generation.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Thomas, who died one and one half years ago.

Surviving her are Mrs. Mary Woeller of Chicago, her daughter, and her son-in-law, Bob Woeller; her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Helen Twaddle, of Altona, Illinois; and five grandchildren, Sandra and Catherine Twaddle, Michael and Anthony Fugate, sons of Tom Twaddle by a previous marriage, and her step-grandson, Kenneth Woeller, of Toledo, Ohio.

Funeral services were conducted by D.W. Payne & Sons, Sunday, August 8, 1976, at 3:00 p.m. from their Memphis Chapel, with the Rev. Neil Dubach officiating. Interment was in the Highland Park Cemetery. Organist was Mrs. Mary Belle Greeno.

Source: "The Hazel Stanford Obituary Collection", Pg. 185, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


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