September 11, 1921 - June 2, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016 10:30 AM Kingscreek United Methodist Church
Visitation Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home
Florence E. McGuire, 94, of Urbana, surrounded by her loving family, peacefully entered Heaven on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
She was born September 11, 1921 in Kingscreek where she spent her childhood. Florence attended Salem School in Kingscreek where she met and fell in love with her husband of 77 years and 7 months, Richard McGuire. She was a member of several United Methodist Churches throughout Champaign County, but most of the time, Kingscreek UMC. Florence spent her life raising her family and working on the farm; her passion was her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She was a member of the Kingscreek UMC Women, the Champaign County Homemaker’s Club and the Highland County Homemaker’s Club in Florida. Florence enjoyed cake decorating, attending and participating in style shows, traveling to Florida every winter with her husband, watching sunrises and sunsets in Florida, collecting Heisey dishes and postcards, reading newspapers, and looking through old pictures. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and aunt and will be sadly missed. As our hearts ache for the physical loss of her, we find solace knowing that she is now with God. She is at peace. And for that, we are grateful.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Carey (C.C.) and Essie (Sceva) Powell; her sons, David and Dwight McGuire; and her great-great granddaughter, Shelby Underwood.
She is survived by her husband, Richard (R.C.) McGuire; her daughters-in-law, Linda McGuire and Wilma Jean McGuire; her children, Nicholas Dwain (Nancy) McGuire of West Liberty and Sheila Dianne (Terry) Evilsizor of Urbana; her grandchildren, Dawn (Kyle) Hodson, Debbie McGuire-Kauffman (John Lyons), Darcy (Little Flo) (Tom) Olinger, David (Tami) McGuire II, Molly (Bob) McGuire-Thomas, Marc (Michelle) McGuire, Anicia (Rob) Smith, Michael (Tonya) McGuire, Peter (Melinda) McGuire, Nichole (John) Spencer, Christy (Josh) Asterino, Thomas (Kylie) McGuire, Mamie McGuire (fiancÃ© Daryl Hicks), Molly Jill McGuire, and Matthew Hendershot; her 27 great grandchildren and expecting another in July; her 11 great-great grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Mary Catherine Tullis, and Joyce McGuire; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 PM on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 6, 2016 in the Kingscreek United Methodist Church with Pastor David Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Kingscreek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kingscreek UMC, 1368 Kennard-Kingscreek Rd., Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to Concord UMC, 2963 N St Rt 560, Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.