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FLORENCE MARIE DAY
Florence Marie Day, 94, of Fairfield, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at
her home. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield, with the Rev. Beth Harbaugh officiating. Burial will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield immediately following the service. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and last until the time of service.
Memorial contributions in Florence's honor may be directed to the Fairfield First United Methodist Church. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Florence Marie Day was born March 12, 1925, in Jefferson County, Iowa, to Ivan and Edith Clingman Graham. She graduated from Packwood High School in 1942, and shortly after married the love of her life, Dale "Dick" Day. The two where married while Dick was on furlough from the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. After the war ended, Florence and Dick returned home to the farm in rural Jefferson County. Florence was a hard-working farmwife who handled the chores around the house, as well as helping with the day-to-day farm operation. The two became loving parents to three children, Patricia, Richard, and Tammy. Florence and Dick loved to go south to Arizona during the winter months. It was tradition that they continued for more than 30 years. While they were there, Florence helped coordinate the Jefferson County Group that consisted of other locals that had traveled south as well. She took great pride in organizing and planning the event and it continues to this day. As time passed, Florence and Dick moved off the farm and into town. Dick passed away in 1992 and Florence remained in the home that they shared. Florence was a member of the Fairfield First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, VFW Legion, Heritage Club and the Libertyville Travelers. Florence was a wonderful cook and enjoyed spending time playing cards with her card clubs. Above all, she was a loving mother and grandmother who made the most of the 94 years she was given here with us.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale "Dick" Day, 1992; and two sisters, Geneva Halferty and Pearl Hills.
Left to share her story are her children, Patricia (Jerry) Addy of Altoona, Iowa, Richard (Sherry) Day of Fairfield, Iowa, and Tammy Weaver of Fairfield, Iowa; six grandchildren, Donya Allen, Jim (Christa) Addy, Matthew (Christina) Day, Mitchell Day, Cody Weaver and Colin Weaver; three great-grandchildren, Amanda Day, Miles Day and Faye Addy; as well as many extended family and friends.