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Barbara L. (Ekbom) Florence

July 8, 1928 ~ August 23, 2018 (age 90)
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Barbara L. Florence, 90, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018 in West Bend Nursing and Rehabilitation in South Bend, IN.

She was born on July 8, 1928 to the late Uno and Ida (Huttinen) Ekbom in Weymouth, MA, and has lived in South Bend for the last 41 years, coming from Weymouth, MA.  Along with her parents; she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Muzzey; her sister, Helen Ekbom; three brothers, Leo, Russ, and Raymond Ekbom; and a son-in-law, Michael Muzzey.

Barbara was retired from Avon Products, Inc., where she worked as a Sales Representative from 1984 – 1999.

On April 5, 1953, as Barbara L. Ekbom, she married Edward C. Florence in Quincy, MA.  He passed away on May 7, 1993.

Barbara is survived by a son, Arthur (Vicki) Ekbom of Carson, CA; three grandchildren, Joseph Ekbom; Russell Ekbom; Lisa Muzzey; and one great granddaughter, Victoria Ekbom.

Barbara loved to Crochet.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN.  There will be no funeral services.  Burial will follow in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO on Friday, August 31, 2018.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimers Association, 50 E. 91st St., Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN  46209-4830.

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