Florence Wozniak

Florence Wozniak of Carthage, N.C., passed away on July 21, 2017 of cancer.

She was born May 12, 1940, in St. Louis, Mo., but she always said her life started May 14, 1959, when she married Theodore Wozniak.

Florence excelled academically and had a lifelong love of reading. Her first job while in high school was at the public library. She enjoyed books about medieval life, the American West and mysteries. Florence was a quilter, basketmaker (Turtle Creek Baskets) and taught 4-H’ers how to make a solar cooker from a pizza box. She gardened organically and grew heirloom tomatoes many years before the trend.

Due to Florence’s husband’s career in the U.S. Air Force, she lived in Germany, Holland and Long Island before moving to Carthage. Florence volunteered at the Literacy Council and the Moore County Agricultural Center. She was past president of the Sandhill’s Singles Club. Florence was also a member of the Eureka ECA Club. She was instrumental in producing “700 Years Of Cooking Experience,“ a club fundraiser cookbook. She also organized the collection of manufacturers’ coupons to be sent to military installations, amassing 400,000 coupons. Florence also held positions as secretary, vice president and president, receiving Club Woman of the Year in 2004 and 2014.

Florence’s husband predeceased her in 1978. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (William), and their daughter, Caitlin; also by her son, John, and his children, Regina and Kyle; and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves her sisters, Lee Lodge and Sandra Fithian. Her brother, Robert, predeceased her.

A memorial gathering was held at the home. Donations in her name can be made to a charity of your choice.

This is a paid notice.