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Florence L. Taylor VanAuken

Visitation:
Sunday, June 18, 2006
2:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Homes
Washington Street Location
Columbus, IN 47201

Visitation:
Monday, June 19, 2006
9:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Homes
Washington Street Location
Columbus, IN 47201

Service:
Monday, June 19, 2006
10:00 AM
Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Homes
Washington Street Location
Columbus, IN 47201



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Florence L. Taylor VanAuken, 78, of Waycross Drive died at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Mrs. VanAuken was employed in the laundry department at Sapís Bakery for many years and also was a former employee of T&L Cleaning. She was a member of Shiloh Separate Baptist Church, sang in the church choir and enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers and spending time with her family.

Her dog Peppie was her special companion.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Wayne Emerson and Larry Calhoun officiating. Calling will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday. Burial will be at Shiloh Separate Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh Separate Baptist Church or to the family.

Online condolences may be sent to the VanAuken family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

Born in Salem June 4, 1928, Mrs. VanAuken was the daughter of Chester A. and Mary M. Crowhorn Smith.

She is survived by daughters, Elaine Betz (Arthur Botsford) of Muncie Valley, Pa., Rickie (Earl) Skaggs, Linda (Norman) Jordan, Brenda (Kevin) Russell and Janie (David) Shuffitt, all of Columbus; a son, Jesse (Rebecca) Taylor of Columbus; sisters, Ann McIntosh of Greensburg, Patty Watkins of Decatur County, Sharon DeMoss of Phoenix, Ariz., Louise Black of Seymour and Marzella Doty of Brown County; a brother, Ronald Smith of Brownstown; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James Taylor; a son, James R. Taylor; a grandson, James Betz; a great-grandson, Seth Spencer; and four brothers.



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