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Florence Poland

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Born 8-5-1932 -- Died 3-20-2008

Florence Erman Isabelle Poland was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Thomasville, Mo., the daughter of the late Frank Ledbetter and Jenny Goodman Ledbetter. She died March 20, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 75.

She was united in marriage in 1948 at Winnemucca,?Nev., to Basil Johnson. In 1974, she was united in marriage at Sweet Home,?Ore., to Bob Poland. She was a bartender, owning and operating the Golden Nugget near Thayer, Mo., for several years.

She was of the ?Baptist faith.

She is survived by: her children, John Johnson of Taos, N.M., Allen Johnson and wife, Carol of Thayer, Mo., Lynna Pallas and husband, Devron of Thayer, Randy Johnson and wife, Leilani of Cherry Grove, Ore., Darlene Holman and husband, Doyle of Thayer and Deann Phipps and husband, Dewayne of Thayer; 11 grandchildren, Rob, Travis, Joshua, Ben, Desiree, Elizabeth, Raelyn, Justin, Heather, Kortnee and Morgan; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Richards of Lebanon, Ore., Irene Rhea of Stockton, Calif., and Lucille Todd of Albany, Ore.; two brothers, Junior Ledbetter and wife, Tiny of Hermiston, Ore. and Ed Ledetter and wife, Jewell of Fruitland, Idaho; several nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; one son, Gary Johnson and one grandson, Jimmy Gallea.

Funeral services were held March 26 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with George Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the Koshkonong Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.