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Leona Widler

Services for Leona C. Widler, 105, were Friday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Florence. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence. She died July 19 at Legacy Park, Peabody.

Born Sept. 13, 1904, in Florence to Henry and Mary (Bournout) Roberts, she graduated from Summit School and on Oct. 11, 1922, married Arthur Widler in Marion.

The couple farmed. He died in 1939.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Jack, in 2006; three brothers, Numa, Jule, and Clyde Roberts; and three sisters, Alice Spencer, Bertha Widler, and Ida Clark.

Survivors include daughter Dorene Kirkpatrick of Florence, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with the Florence ambulance service and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Last modified July 28, 2010