Florence Eva (Yarger) Thompson
Florence Eva (Yarger) Thompson, 94, of Tallmadge, OH and formerly of Zephyrhills, FL and West Decatur, PA passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the home of her Daughter Elaine Tackett in Tallmadge, OH.
She was the daughter of the late Jesse & Sarah (Davis) Yarger, born on October 16, 1918 in (Sanborn) RD Houtzdale, PA. She married Leo M. Thompson on August 10, 1940 in West Decatur, PA. He preceded her in death on September 18, 1995.
Mrs. Thompson was of the United Methodist Faith.
She was a 1936 graduate of Houtzdale High School and graduated from Lock Haven State Teacher’s College with a BS Degree in education. She began her career in a one room school house, later teaching 8th grade at Gearhartville and went on to teach 2nd grade at West Decatur Elementary where she also assumed the duties of Principal. She finished her career at Wallaceton- Boggs Elementary again as Principal and 2nd grade teacher.
Florence was an avid dancer and square dancing was her passion; she was a long time member of Chinklacamoose Squares and she & Leo continued dancing after retiring to Betmar Acres in Zephyrhills in 1981. She was an active, vibrant individual who participated in many of the activities offered at Betmar. She especially enjoyed card parties with friends and crossword puzzles. She & Leo enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and were fortunate to visit many foreign countries.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: a daughter, Doreen Eboch; five sisters and three brothers.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by: a daughter, Elaine K. Tackett of Tallmadge, OH; two brothers, Eugene Yarger & his wife Patricia of Philipsburg, PA and Duane Yarger & his wife Wilma of Centre Hall, PA; five grandchildren, Suzanne South, Cindy White, Leo Eboch, Pamela Rosneck and Nicole Logan; nine great-grandchildren, Joe White, Tom South, Angie White, Emily Eboch, Zack Eboch, Katie Rosneck, Justin & John McKenzie and Tim Logan; and two great-great grandchildren.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Heath Funeral Home in Osceola Mills, PA, with Pastor Jennifer C. Heikes officiating. Burial will be at the Crown Crest Cemetery in Hyde, PA.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home.
To sign the online guestbook, go to: www.heathfuneral.com.