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Mrs. Florence M.  Curtiss
  • Augusta Fellowship United Methodist Church
    103 North Webster Street
    Augusta, MI 49012
  • Borgess Gardens
    3057 Gull Road
    Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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“I loved your Mom - I spent many hours in your home and your Mom always made me feel welcome. She was such a role model for so many of us! Blessings...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Donna (Vaughn) Adams - Richland, MI

“What a wonderful life and so many accomplishments. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. ”
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“My dear sweet Grandma, loved unconditionally with an open heart. She lived with strength and a great sense of humor (thanks for passing that on). She...Read More »
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“Such a sweet lady. We will miss her. Love to everyone ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Stephanie - Hickory Corners, MI

“So sorry for your loss Tracy.We will keep you in our heart and in our prayers. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Judith Soltess - Richland, MI

“Sandy, Butch & Family, so sorry for your lose but how lucky we were to know Florence and share a small part of her life..our love Charlie & Betsie ”
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Florence M. Curtiss, age 93, of Augusta passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, August 8, 2015 at Borgess Gardens, Kalamazoo. She was born in Flushing, Ohio on June 7, 1922, the loving daughter of John W. and Sara B. (Anderson) Evans and faithfully served her country as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1946. Florence graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in Nursing Education and served as an instructor with the Battle Creek VA Hospital for more than 28 years.

Florence married the "Love of Her Life", John S. Curtiss in Shadyside, Ohio on December 4, 1949; he sadly preceded her in death on April 6, 2005. "How can I say what a blessing my friends and family have been to me, Thank You! I am so proud of my daughter and sons." She is survived by her children, Sandra (Marshall "Butch") Foster of Augusta, Philip Curtiss of Richland, and Alan Curtiss of Battle Creek; grandchildren, Tracie (Kenny) Sexton, Duffy (Chris) Rogers, and great-grandchildren, Emmalynn, Abbigaille Florence, Amelia & Carter Sexton, and Anela Rogers.

Florence was an active member of the Augusta Fellowship United Methodist Church and United Methodist Woman, serving as the organist and pianist at the church for more than 20 years. She was also a member of the Flushing, Ohio Chapter O.E.S., the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and has served as a board member at the Laurels of Galesburg, the Battle Creek Area Community Federal Credit Union, and was a chairman of the committee that built the McKay Memorial Library in Augusta and served on the board for more than 20 years. She enjoyed quilting, playing bridge and puzzles.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel. A memorial service to celebrate Florence's life will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Augusta Fellowship United Methodist Church. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Augusta Fellowship UMC, the McKay Memorial Library, or the Borgess Gardens. Personal messages for the family may be placed at