Florence L. Mumby, age 96, of Williamsburg, Iowa, formerly of Marengo, died Friday, July 5, 2013 at Highland Ridge Care Center, Williamsburg. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, First Presbyterian Church, Marengo with Rev. Diane Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 P.M. Monday, July 8, 2013 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Memorials may be contributed to First Presbyterian Church, Marengo, or Highland Ridge Care Center, Williamsburg.
Florence is survived by her son, Larry and wife Mary of Denver, Iowa; two grandsons, Adam (Lori) of Waterloo, and Christopher of Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Orville, and two sisters, Elizabeth Jacoby and Alice White.
Florence Linda Gates was born April 8, 1917 in rural Marengo, Iowa, the daughter of Merritt J. Gates and Luella Whitehill Gates. She graduated from Carson High School in Marengo, and married Orville Walter Mumby on August 3, 1941 at the Presbyterian Manse in Marengo. The couple farmed in the area for many years. They moved to Highland Ridge in 2009. Orville passed away in 2011.
Florence was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, raising chickens, sewing and quilting. She looked forward to the visits from her grandsons. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Marengo, DAR and PEO.