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 Florence Edwards11/15/2007
Florence Elizabeth (Edwards) Lauffer was born on September 29, 1923 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. She
was the daughter of Dora Elizabeth Adams and Vinson Ralph Edwards.
Florence grew
up in the Knoxville area and attended school there. On March 16, 1990, she was united
in marriage to Fred Leo Lauffer.
Florence and Fred had 16 good years together, wintering
in Yuma, AZ every year. They enjoyed camping in their travel trailer. They frequently
attended country music shows at Lake Rathbun. Florence was a life member of
the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Creston.
Florence Elizabeth Lauffer passed away suddenly
November 15, 2007, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines at the age of 84 years,
1 month and 16 days.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Vinson Edwards and
Dora Dunbar; one daughter, Linda Gilman; one sister, Alberta Robuck; two brothers,
Ralph Edwards and Donald Edwards and one son-in-law, Donald Carter. Those left to
mourn her passing are her husband of 17 years, Fred Lauffer of Knoxville; two daughters,
Lyla Carter of Knoxville and Helen (Bill) Garbis of Jacksonville Beach, FL; two
sons, Robert Voss of Chariton and Tom (Cammy) Voss of Folsom, CA; 11 grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Jean Kane
and Roberta McDonald of Knoxville; three brothers, Robert Edwards of Knoxville,
Merrill Edwards of Des Moines and Ernie Wilfong of Omaha, NE; three stepchildren,
Carol (Gerald) Wallace and Alice (Jim) Schaffer of Creston; one son, Terry (Tammy)
Lauffer of Pleasant Hill; 7 step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 19, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at Williams
Funeral Home in Knoxville with Rev. Jim Mead officiating.
The interment was at 2:00
p.m. at Murray Cemetery in Murray, Iowa with Rev. Duane Hendricks officiating. Casket
bearers were Jeremy Carter, Butch Edwards, Mark Edwards, Terry Edwards, Tim Edwards,
Jason Stegman and Aaron Voss. Musical selections were “Amazing Grace”, a CD by Charlie
Rich and “Wish You Were Here”, sung by Pastor Jim Mead.
Memorials in memory of Mrs.Lauffer may be made to the Alzheimers Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at Williams Funeral Home in Knoxville handled
the arrangements.