Florence E. Larson

Florence E. Larson, 85, of 65 Stewart Ave., passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.

A Jamestown resident, since 1951, she was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Post Allegany, Pa., a daughter of the late Oscar and Selma Rydell Johnson.

She was a 1946 graduate of Port Allegany High School.

Florence was a longtime member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and she enjoyed participating in activities with her church family. Her life was centered around providing for her children and grandchildren, and she loved to garden around her home.

Surviving are her two sons: Mark A. Larson of Jamestown, N.Y., and Thomas J. (Christena) Larson of Newark Valley, N.Y.; five grandchildren: Jason Larson of Buffalo, N.Y., Staff Sgt. Kristopher (Jennifer) Urquhart of Marysville, Calif., Joseph Urquhart of Estes Park, Colo., Becky (David) Graham of Yuba City, Calif., and Rhonda (Michael) LaBlanc of Chesapeke, Va.; and a sisterinlaw, Margaret Johnson.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. “Jack” Larson, whom she married Sept. 17, 1949, and who died April 3, 2002; a grandson, Joshua J. Larson who died March 8, 2011; four sisters: Agnes M. Johnson, Jennie E. James, Ruth A. Johnson and Edith J. Widen; and five brothers: Albert B. Johnson, Carl A. Johnson, Roy M. Johnson, Verner W. Johnson and Walter H. Johnson.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 47 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 316 E. Fourth St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Florence at www.lindfuneralhome. com.