Obituary for Florence J. Cranker

Florence J.  Cranker
Florence J. Cranker, 85, of Belleville, IL, born Sunday, April 2, 1933 in Schenectady, NY, passed away at Sycamore Village Assisted Living in Swansea, IL on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Florence enjoyed making memories with her dogs, gardening, ballet and classical music. She was an avid reader and showed her love by baking and cooking for her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents, William Edward and Florence M. Cranker, nee Barker; first husband, Kenneth Karl Partenheimer.

Surviving are two children, Athena (Doyle Franklin) Partenheimer of Hayfield, MN, William Edward Partenheimer of Tamaroa, IL; two sisters, Dory Alaradi, Jean Hampton; three grandchildren, Taylor Franklin, William Eric Partenheimer, Natalie Florence Partenheimer.

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Memorial visitation and service will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Avenue, O’Fallon, IL 62269.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.

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