AVON LAKE - Florence B. Wightman (nee Chmura), 89 of Avon Lake, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Avon Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility under the gracious care of the professionals of New Life Hospice. Mrs. Wightman was born November 23, 1923 in Cleveland and had lived in Avon Lake since 1950.
Florence was a graduate of Jane Addams High School Cleveland and worked the reception desk at the Aqua Marine Resort, Avon Lake for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and then a founding member of Holy Spirit Church, Avon Lake. She was also a member of the Erieview Elementary School PTA and a life member of the Avon Lake American Legion Post 211 Auxiliary. She was a strong supporter of Avon Lake athletics and enjoyed sailing, fishing, working crossword puzzles and reading mystery novels. She enjoyed attending Scottish games to watch her grandkids dance and play the bagpipes also found great joy in being their babysitter.
Florence is survived by sons Michael (Melanie) of Lakewood, Daniel (Elsje) of Avon Lake, Gary (Maureen) of Avon Lake and Ralph (Susan) of Elkhart, IN. Other survivors include 10 grandchildren Abby (Chris DuBois), Betsy, Geoffrey (Jasmine), Haley (Jordan Workman), Catie, Patrick, Teegan, Drew, Mac and Carl Musat (Laura) and great grandson Will. She is also survived by two sisters Adeline Lusnia (Chester – Deceased) of Parma and Virginia Flint (Harry) of Avon Lake and is the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews and their children. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years George R. and parents Edward and Stella (nee Jackiewicz).
All services will be Friday, July 19 at Holy Spirit Church 410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake at 10:00 a.m. Fr. James H. Beatty will officiate. The Interment follows at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman at 1:15 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be forwarded to American Legion Post 211, 31972 Walker Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012.