Florence Elizabeth Bligh, 74, of Oberlin, died Thursday, November 8, 2007 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born November 21, 1932. She lived in Lorain all her life. Florence was a graduate of Oberlin High in 1950. She worked as an office manager for Cochrane Inc. of Oberlin for 28 years and also for Parsons Dairy for many years. She enjoyed bowling for 50 years in many different leagues. She loved dancing, casinos, travel, the Cleveland Indians and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Keith E. Bligh of Oberlin; daughters, Patricia (John) A. Bollinger, LaGrange; granddaughters, Hollie A. Bollinger, of Maumee, and Monica L. Bollinger, of Elyria; brother, Donald (Maxine) Bartholomew, of Dublin; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death her father, Clair W. Bartholomew and mother, Mary E. Jordon Bartholomew.
The family will receive friends on Monday, November 12, 2007, from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at 11 A.M. in the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Hooker, of the First United Methodist Church of Oberlin, will officiate. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery.