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Florence Gloria Vandeven, 95, of Rolla, Mo., formerly of Owensville, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Rolla Parkside Assisted Living.
Florence was born on June 3, 1922, in St. Louis to Stephen J. and Cecilia Clara (Sikorski) Hass. On May 11, 1946, in St. Louis she was united in marriage to Frank Henry Vandeven. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville and St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Rolla.
She is survived by her son, Francis Van Deven and wife Peggy of St. Paul, Mo.; daughter, Linda Sands and husband Bill of Rolla; daughters-in-law, Agatha Van de Ven of Asheville N.C. and Mary Vandeven of Normal, Ill.; brother, Roman Hass and wife Bonnie of St. Louis;grandchildren, Ryan, Gregory, Thomas and Courtney Van Deven, Bobby Van Deven and wife Angela and Kristine Walski and husband Ron; and great-grandchildren, Preston, Christian, Vivian and Evelyn Walski and MacKenzie, Gianni and Mason Van Deven.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Cecilia Hass; husband, Frank; sons, Stephen and Thomas Van Deven; grandson, Garrett Van Deven; brother, Albert Hass; and sister, Dorothea Sedlak.
Florence was a member of Our Lady's Sodality and also very active, with husband Frank, in the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus activities. She enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening and loved her pets. She will always be remembered for her zest for life, love of animals, the outdoors, her baked rabbit casserole and pies, and her witty sense of humor and kindness.
Her memorial mass will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 2018, 11:00 AM, at Immaculate Conception Church in Owensville, Mo. with Fr. Wayne Boyer officiating. Her cremains will be interred at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Owensville.