Florence I. Lappin

Florence I. Lappin
Florence I. Lappin of Alamo Township passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010 in Alamo. Mrs. Lappin was born August 19, 1914 in Cheshire Township, Allegan Co. to John and Bertha (Ketchum) Black. Florence was busy on the farm, was affiliated with the Alamo Congregational Church and was devoted to her family. She was the founder of the Northwest Alamo 4-H club and was named Homemaker of the Year by the Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau. On October 12, 1932 in Otsego, she married Willis Lappin, who preceded her in death in 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law, Leonard Meyers, 2 sisters and 1 brother, Mildred Miller, Martin Black and Lucille Hewitt. Surviving are 2 daughters and 2 sons, Dorla (Jim) Duncan of Alamo, Albert (Alice) Lappin of Florida, Donna (Jack) Heighton of Kalamazoo and Ivan (Jasna) Lappin of Chicago, IL; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren;  2 brothers and 1 sister, Elmer Black of Kalamazoo; Garland Black of Plainwell, Vera Kershaw of Kalamazoo; many nieces and nephews. Friends may meet with her family 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Tuesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 A.M., Rev. William Walker officiating. Interment in Alamo Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or the Alamo Congregational Church.
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