RAUCH Florence M. Rauch, age 96, died peacefully on May 12, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio at The Villas. Florence was born on April 18, 1916 in New York to Edward and Madeline Triay. She spent her early years in St. Augustine, Florida, and more than 60 years in Columbus, Ohio. She enjoyed visiting with her family, was a competitive card player, loved reading romance novels, and especially delighted in traveling. Florence was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, William Rauch, her parents, three sisters Sophia, Virginia, and Edna, and one brother Raymond, all of Florida. Beloved mother of children, son, William (Joan) Rauch of Newport, Rhode Island, devoted daughter, Mary Rauch of Columbus, Ohio, step-son, Eric (Ruth) Rauch of Florida. She was beloved by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Heather (David) Rauch of Tucson, Jonathan (Kristal) and Clarabelle Rauch of Boston, Holly (Paul) Peiffer of Columbus and Adam (Lynn) and Rachel and Connor Rauch of Seattle. Florence is also survived by her sister-in-law, Harriet Rauch, many nieces, nephews and close friends at the Villas. Friends may call Monday, May 14, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL, 4019 East Livingston Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, 11539 National Road S.W. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Florence's name to Mt. Carmel Hospice. Visit www.egan-ryan.com to offer condolences.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 14, 2012