Florence Austin Lembeck, age 86, of Crestview, Fla. passed away July 26, 2014, at North Okaloosa Medical Center with her three children and her Pastor at her side. She was born January 20, 1928, to the late Mabel and Lawrence Austin. Florence was a devoted member of the Crestview First United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Crestview Library. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Women's Club, Chamber of Commerce, Senior Circle and Genealogical Society.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Lembeck II; sisters, Mabel and Sara; and brothers, Jerry, David, Roger and Russell.
She is survived by her children, Edward Adams Lembeck III, Lawrence Austin Lembeck, and Anne Lembeck Weaver; brother, Stewart Austin; sisters, Edie Ruedrick and Carol Quinn; grandchildren, Lawrence Austin Lembeck II, Daniel Joseph Lembeck and Michael Edward Lembeck; and great grandson, Lawrence Austin Lembeck III.
The family will receive friends at the church starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday July 31, 2014, for viewing and visitation prior to the service.
Services will begin promptly at 11 a.m. at the Crestview First United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Barrancas National Cemetery at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Crestview First United Methodist Church or to the Friends of Crestview Library, in Florence's memory.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Boulevard Crestview, FL 32536
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on July 30, 2014