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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Florence Lisetta Naff, 95, a former resident of Girard, Kan., died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the Fort Scott Medicalodges. She was born May 26, 1916, in Brazilton, Kan., the daughter of Oscar Henery Koester and Martha E.L. Detjen Koester.

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 of Kansas City.

Also surviving is her special friend and caregiver, Marge Ralph and husband Don, Farlington, Kan.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Floyd Koester.

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, Kan. 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.