Born 9-25-1922 -- Died 2-10-2008
Florence Ellen Plochberger was born Sept. 25, 1922, at Cabool, Mo., the daughter of the late Homer Ray Lucus and Hannah Irene Morse Lucas. She died Feb. 10, 2008, in Republic, Mo., at the age of 85.
She was united in marriage Dec. 18, 1943, in Wichita, Kan., to Martin Plochberger.
She, along with her husband, was co-owner and operator of Ace Hardware in Thayer for many years. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Republic, Mo.
She is survived by: her husband, Martin Plochberger of the home in Republic, Mo.; two daughters, Hannah Ray Gidcomb of Mountain Home, Ark., and Barbara Ellen Martin and husband, Paul of Aurora, Mo.; two grandchildren, Bryon Martin of Aurora, Mo., and Renea Ellen Simpson and husband, Jay of Lenexa, Kan.; two cousins; two nephews; and her family at Sonshine Manor in Republic, Mo.; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; one son-in-law, Ronnie Gidcomb; and one sister-in-law, Helena Klatt McDaniel.
Graveside services were held on Feb. 14 in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Mo., with pastor Brian Whittle officiating. Burial followed with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.