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Florence Fonner local visitation Thursday

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Florence Fonner, age 77 of Chesterton, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Valparaiso, Ind.

She was born on July 6, 1937, in Canonsburg, Penn., to Curtis and Nellie (McCalla) White.

She is survived by her son, James Fonner of Valparaiso; daughters, Debbie (Mike) Layton of Dallas, West Va., and Darlene (Allen) Dishman of Chesterton; sisters, Thelma (Reid) Mackey of Newton, Miss., and Maxine Francis of West Alexander, Penn.; grandchildren, Bill (Becky), Tim (Tina), Krista (Rick) Matt, Jimmy, Jennifer (Mario) and Cheyenne and great-grandchildren, Joey, Josh, Brianna, Blake, Brooklyn, Christian, Jacob and Gabriella.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Marvin Fonner and sisters, Jean Wilson and Nancy Wiles.

Florence was a cook at Duneland Schools for many years and also worked at Valparaiso University.

Visitation will be held locally on Thursday, July 10, 2014, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds and Evans, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV, 26003.

Visitation will also be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Mt. View Cemetery in Dallas, WV.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN, 46383. Online condolences to the family may be left at



Posted 7/9/2014