Word Emogene F. "Jean" Word, 85, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, made her transition on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Inverness, FL. She was born October 1, 1927 in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Word worked for General Motors in Columbus, OH as a Quality Inspector for 32.5 years. She was a member of the VFW Aux. #10084 and the Women of the Moose of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; M.O.C. Aux. PF#47 of Leesburg, FL; and a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Panasoffkee, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerald Word, brothers Delmar, and Lacey; and sister, Eileen. She is survived by her daughters, Dolores (James) Martin of Dothan, AL, and Barbara Word of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; grandchildren, Heather Martin, John (Kym) Pruyn, and Andy (Shobha) Pruyn; great-grandchildren, Antonette and Ciara; sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A Visitation will be held at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Bushnell, FL, on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10-11 a.m. Service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jon King and Pastor Randy Alonso presiding. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Salvation Army, PO Box 491265, Leesburg, FL 34749, or to The Lions Eye Bank online at www.lionseyeinstitute.org. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to PURCELL FUNERAL HOME, Bushnell, FL.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 28, 2013