Florence Waite

Obituary of Florence Waite

On April 24, 2019, Florence J. Waite of Painesville passed away at the age of 89 in Mentor, Ohio.  

Florence was born in Painesville, Ohio to Henry Upson and Florence Elizabeth Spence.  She was a graduate of Harvey High School and helped organize her class reunions for over 50 years.  She attended Baldwin Wallace University and married Marc E. Waite on April 22, 1950.  They were together for over 60 years and raised three children, Laura, David, and James. 

She worked as a secretary at Upson Machine Products for 25 years, and volunteered in the library at State Street School.  She and Marc delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and were active members of Painesville United Methodist Church.  Florence was known throughout the community as a kind and generous soul, always smiling and friendly to anyone she met.  She loved creating beautiful needlepoint canvases, as well as researching, collecting, and documenting centuries of family genealogy.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry U. Spence and Florence E. Spence; her brother, Henry C. Spence; and her beloved husband Marc. 

Florence was very proud of and beloved by her large family.  She is survived by her sister, Matilda (Tyl) Watson, and her children, Laura Grable and husband Ron, David Waite and wife Laurie, and James Waite and fiancee Tanya; grandchildren, Bryan Rhodes and wife Jennifer, Julie Albert and husband David, Marc Waite and wife Tabitha, Thomas Waite and wife Erin, and Christon Knouse and wife Breanna; great-grandchildren, Ben, Nick, Erik, Max, Cheyenne, Zayden, Katlynn Florence, Kiley, Jack, Charlie, Ryder, and Corbin; and many nieces and nephews.

The Waite family wishes to thank Governor's Pointe in Mentor and Harbor Light Hospice for their loving care of Florence.

Memorial services and a celebration of Florence's life will be held Sunday, June 30th at 11:30 a.m. at Painesville United Methodist Church, 71 N. Park Place, Painesville, Ohio.  Rev. Dr. Jan Yandell and Rev. Gerald D. Kalb will officiate. A gathering of family and friends will be held following the service.  

Condolences can also be shared via the online guest book at www.johnsonfuneralservices.net


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