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Florine Anna Marie Mergenthal, 90, Batesville, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at her home.
Born Jan. 21, 1926, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of Frank and Eleanor (Klostermeyer) Meyer. She married William Mergenthal Sept. 2, 1950, and they were together for 51 years before he preceded her in death May 30, 2002.
Florine graduated from Batesville High School in 1944 and worked at Blank's Drug Store, where her future husband also worked, following graduation.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Crossroads, and was a devoted choir member there for over 40 years. Florine was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Her family was very important to her. She enjoyed life on the family farm and had a love and special affection for all animals, especially her favorite cats. She was an excellent baker, who made great pies and cookies.
She is survived by her son Daryl Mergenthal, Indianapolis; daughter and son-in-law Sheryl and Alvin Harmeyer, Batesville; and grandsons Ryan and Ross Harmeyer.
In addition to her husband and parents, Florine was preceded in death by infant daughter Sue Ellen Mergenthal and infant brother Earl Meyer.
Visitation is Friday, May 20, from 5-8 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services Saturday, May 21, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Crossroads. Funeral services are 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21, at the church with Pastor John Kost officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorials to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. For online condolences, go to www.weigelfh.com.
Published on May 19, 2016
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