Florence Jean Leveque
SPRINGFIELD, IL -Florence Jean Leveque, 88, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at St. John's Hospice.
She was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Springfield, the daughter of Ervin M. and Zenia R. Penny Newlin. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1944. Florence married James Leveque in Springfield, Jan. 27, 1946, and he preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1972. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Dale Charles, Paul Alan, and James E. Leveque.
She is survived by her son, Bruce R. Leveque of Euless, TX; three daughter-in-laws, Marilyn Leveque of Springfield, Jan Leveque of Jacksonville, and Judy Leveque of Melissa, TX; also four grandchildren, Christopher Leveque of Bensalem, PA, Andrew (Brittany) Leveque of St. Louis, MO, Shelley (Mat) Ryan of Taylorville, IL, and Stephanie McCarthy of Glasford, IL; and two stepgrandchildren, Erick (Julie) Mueller of Peoria, IL, and Douglas (Lorie) Mueller of Maroa, IL. There are several great- grandchildren.
Florence worked at the Illinois Education Association as a membership secretary for 23 years, retiring in 1991. She volunteered for 15 years at Sangamon Auditorium and the Senior Center "Daily Bread" program for ten years.
She truly enjoyed her friends at Homestead, where she lived for several years. Florence was a kind, loving woman and will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege to know her.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, where a visitation will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 9 a.m. with her funeral service following at 10 a.m. Jere Scott will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in her memory to St. John's Hospice, 800 E. Carpenter, Springfield, IL 62702.
Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at
www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.