Florence married Ryburn Naff on March 23, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1977. She was a member of the Girard First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Crawford County Farm Bureau. Florence was an excellent cook and seamstress. She loved dancing and gardening.
Survivors include one brother, Harold Koester and wife, Ruth, Fort Scott; two nephews, James Naff and wife, Shirley, Chanute, Kenney Koester, Fort Scott; three nieces, Rebecca Brazil, Dillon, Colo., Kara Koester, Germantown, Tenn., and Kristin Koester, Kansas City. Also surviving is her special friend and caregiver, Marge Ralph and husband, Don, Farlington. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Floyd Koester.
The Rev. Steve Cole will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Girard United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Girard Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Girard United Methodist Church and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.