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Florence I. Belding, age 87, of Delta, peacefully passed away at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Saturday afternoon, July 26, 2014, on her birthday, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chesterfield, Ohio on July 26, 1927, to the late Louis and Minnie (Harms) Burkholder.
Florence attended Chesterfield High School and later worked in production at the Wire Factory in Wauseon. Florence was a member of the Delta Eagles and Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta.
Along with her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Belding in 1985; infant daughter, Vicki Renae Belding; special friend, Larry Nicely; brothers, Clarence "Bud" Burkholder, Robert Burkholder, Lawrence Burkholder and sisters, Rosie Wanner and Dorothy Ames. Surviving are children, Linda (James) Smith of Delta, Deborah (David) Myers of Swanton, Diana (Tom) Riefers of Napoleon; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Friends and family will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta. A funeral service for Florence will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 Taylor St, Delta, Ohio 43515. Pastor Eric Markovich will be officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci, MI. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta or Fulton Manor, 723 S. Shoop Ave, Wauseon, Ohio 43567 in Florence's memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at
Barnes Funeral Chapel
5825 State Hwy 109
Delta, OH 43515
Published in Toledo Blade on July 28, 2014