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Florence I. Heitzman

July 24, 2020

Florence I. Heitzman, 91, of Sunbury PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Manor Care in Sunbury PA.  She was born February 3, 1929 in Shamokin PA the daughter of the late Alvin and Emma Sholleck Jones and was also raised by Mildred Jones.

She was married for 28 years to Robert Kenneth Heitzman who preceded her in death on April 9, 1978.  They were married late September of 1950.

She graduated from Coal Township High School.

Florence was a dedicated employee at the Arrow Shirt Factory in Shamokin PA for several years as a folder and a pinner until the company relocated to the South

Florence was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Shamokin PA.  Her other memberships included the Shamokin Moose and The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. 

She was an avid Penn State football fan and traveled to several games.  She loved to play Bingo, going to Knoebel’s and to the beach.  One of her favorite past times was porch sitting and talking with her neighbors. She always looked forward to her standing hair appointment once a week.  After losing her husband early in their marriage, she lived her life with dignity.  Florence’s life was centered around her home, family and her friends.  She will be remembered by all who knew and loved her as a very generous and selfless person. 

She is survived by three daughters; Karen Snyder and her husband Jim of Sunbury PA; Kay Worgen and her husband Michael of Northumberland PA and Kim Doty and her husband Chris of Hawley PA.  Also surviving are six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by one sister, Erma Lorenz of Shamokin PA as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters; Faye, Shirley and Betty and four brothers; Alvin, Jr., Jack, Eddie and one brother in infancy as well as one grandson Paul.

A Celebration of Florence’s life will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made Shamokin Coal Township Public Library 210 E. Independence Street Shamokin PA  17872 or the Sunbury Bible Church Library 135 Spruce Hollow Road Northumberland PA  17857.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821.

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