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Florence "Betty" Dilmore Olson, age 87, of Erie, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. She was born in Erie on October 23, 1926, the daughter of the late Wilbur, Sr. and Nina Covey Dilmore. She resided in Erie her entire life.
Florence had been employed by the eastside K-Mart for 26 years prior to her retirement in 1999. She served as a senior volunteer for G.E.C.A.C. Her interests included reading, playing bingo, and cards.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard T. Olson in 1973; a daughter, Sharon Rice; two sisters, Clara Johnson and Dorothy Carlson; and two brothers, Wilbur, Jr. and Marcus Dilmore. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Coffman (Thomas) of Greenville, S.C.; four grandchildren, Robert Rice, Jr. (Jolyn), Tammy Rice, Stephanie Rice and Joseph Currier (Becky), all of Erie; eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews, including Linda Hurta.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Road on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral service there on Wednesday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. David A. Laakso of Faith Lutheran Church. Interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be designated to the St. Jude's Cancer Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101 or to the PA Special Olympics, 2570 Blvd. of the Generals, Suite 120, Norristown, PA 19403. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com
Dusckas Funeral Home - East Side
2607 Buffalo Road
Erie, PA 16510
Published in the Erie Times-News on July 6, 2014