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Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2004

Florence Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Olsen

June 24, 2004

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Graveside services for Florence Elizabeth "Betty" Olsen, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Country Club Christian Church Rose Garden in Kansas City, Mo.

Mrs. Olsen died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.

She was born Feb. 5, 1916, in Denver, the daughter of Albert Macy Plumb and Cassie Lillian Nichols. She lived in the Kansas City area most of her life but spent her final years in Lawrence.

Mrs. Olsen was an Army wife and pianist. She was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, Buddies Friend Club and Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, Albert Miles Olsen, and a daughter, Patricia Suzanne Harrison, died earlier.

Survivors include a son, Charles Terry Olsen, Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel in Overland Park.

The family suggests memorials to Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church or Alzheimer's Association of America, sent in care of the funeral home, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 66210.

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