Florence B. Wightman (nee Chmura), 89, of Avon Lake, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Avon Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility under the gracious care of the professionals of New Life Hospice. Mrs. Wightman was born November 23, 1923 in Cleveland and had lived in Avon Lake since 1950.
Florence was a graduate of Jane Addams High School, Cleveland and worked the reception desk at the Aqua Marine Resort in Avon Lake for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and then a founding member of Holy Spirit Church in Avon Lake. She was also a member of the Erieview Elementary School PTA and a life member of the Avon Lake American Legion Post 211 Auxiliary. She was a strong supporter of Avon Lake athletics and enjoyed sailing, fishing, working crossword puzzles and reading mystery novels. She enjoyed attending Scottish games to watch her grandkids dance and play the bagpipes, she also found great joy in being their babysitter.
Florence is survived by sons, Michael (Melanie) of Lakewood, Daniel (Elsje) of Avon Lake, Gary (Maureen) of Avon Lake and Ralph (Susan) of Elkhart, Indiana. Other survivors include 10 grandchildren, Abby (Chris DuBois), Betsy, Geoffrey, Haley (Jordan Workman), Catie, Patrick, Teegan, Drew, Mac and Carl Musat (Laura); and great grandson, Will. She is also survived by two sisters, Adeline Lusnia (Chester – deceased) of Parma and Virginia Flint (Harry) of Avon Lake. Florence is the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews and their children.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, George R.; and parents, Edward and Stella (nee Jackiewicz).
Services will be Friday, July 19, 2013 at Holy Spirit Church 410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake, at 10 A.M., with Fr. James H. Beatty officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman at 1:15 P.M.
Memorial Contributions may be forwarded to American Legion Post 211, 31972 Walker Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012.