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Former Hastings resident, Florence Adeliae Black, 100, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard, NE, surrounded by staff of Harvard Rest Haven, who became her “family.” Memorial Services were held Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. All persons who knew Florence were invited to attend. Private burial was in Blue Valley Cemetery, Ayr, NE. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home and Cremation Center served the family. Florence was born Jan. 5, 1915 in Bladen, NE to Earnest E. and Mary L. (Zastrow) Grubb. She was baptized into the Methodist faith on April 21, 1946. Florence graduated from Bladen High School in 1932. She married Leonard Black on July 21, 1940, in Hastings; he preceded her in death in 1985. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church. Florence’s mother came from Germany, and Florence has a display at the Webster County Museum in Red Cloud, showing some items that came with her mother from Germany. This inlcudes a special rocking chair that was used to rock all grandchildren born into the Grubb/Zastrow family. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Black, parents; daughters, Mary Lou Black and Shirley Tjaden; and son-inlaw, John Tjaden. Survivors include her grandson Brian Tjaden.
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