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Florence Kemp Ezell

Florence W. Kemp Ezell      â€œbeloved mother, friend to many”

WELLSVILLE, NY---Florence W. Kemp Ezell, of Wellsville, formerly of Ceres, PA, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, after a long illness.
     Born May 4, 1932 in Wellsville, she was a daughter of Sidney Genaux and Winifred C. Roeder Genaux.  On June 29, 1951 in Shinglehouse, she married Edwin L. “Buster” Kemp, who died on April 18, 1989.  On May 23, 1992 in Angelica, she married William “Frank” Ezell, who survives.
     Mrs. Ezell was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School.  For several years she was employed as a certified nurse’s aide at the former Hewitt Manor Nursing Home in Shinglehouse.  She later was employed as a cook at the former Trapper Vic’s Restaurant in Shinglehouse and was also employed as a waitress at several area restaurants.  She, along with her first husband, owned and operated Kemp’s Tractor Sales in Ceres, PA.
     Mrs. Ezell was a member of the Ceres United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and ceramics.  She was an avid reader.  She loved to shop, but most especially loved spending time with her family.
     Surviving in addition to her husband are four children, Suzanne E. (Dewight) Gleason of Ceres, PA, Robert L. (Betsey) Kemp of Ceres, PA, Debra L. (Joseph) Nolan of Little Genesee, and Rosemary J. (James) Cornwall of Machias; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sidney (Sharon) Genaux, Jr. of Texas and John (Theresa) Genaux of Emporium; several nieces and nephews; three stepsons, George Ezell and Monty (Donna) Ezell, both of Missouri, and Kevin (Martha) Ezell of Dryden; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
     In addition to her parents and first husband, Mrs. Ezell was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce L. Taylor.
     Friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012 with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Ceres United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ceres United Methodist Church, 2905 Kings Run Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the American Cancer Society.


Tara,Ashley and Family, Keeping you close in thought. If there is anything I can, don't hesitate! With Sympathy for your Loss, Janet

Janet O''Rourke Aug 15 2012 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Tara

Adam Satterfield Aug 15 2012 12:00 AM

To Frank, Suzy, Debbie, Posy and Robert,
   I'll miss Aunt Flo so much, your whole family meant so much making the Genaux's strong with a sense of belonging. We stayed with your family many times in our life's travels becoming not only friends and family but more like brothers and sisters not just cousins with your Mom and Dad at the forefront developing and nurturing the extended family we became. Your Mom came from strong stock surviving a lot of cancer, a broken hip, and diabetes to name just a few, her strength with the love she gave you will live greatly through you and your children as it does though us. We love you all and our prayers are with you always.
Eddie and Leatrice Genaux

Ed and Leatrice Genaux Aug 15 2012 12:00 AM