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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Florence Laverna Atchison, d. May 3, 2013

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  • Florence Laverna Atchison, 97, passed away Friday, May 3rd at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Fort Dodge.
    She was born April 14, 1916, on a farm near Isabel. She worked as a dietician at Pratt Hospital and she was a homemaker. She married Elvis F. Atchison on Nov. 3, 1935, and together they owned Atchison Mobil Service and Motel in Pratt. Her husband preceded her in death as well as her son, Gale Atchison and infant daughter, Shirley Kay. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lorene Ellis and Ardelle Sellers and one brother Clyde Williams.
    Survivors include: three daughters, Joyce Zeplin, Brownsburg, Ind., Margaret Higbie, Lewis, and Kathleen Monaghan, Clinton, Okla., and their husbands; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 6, at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Rd. Pratt, where family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m..
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary with Minister Steve Triplett presiding. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, following the service.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Prairie, Dodge City, in care of the mortuary.
    Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com
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