MAY'S LICK -- Sylvia Jean Florence, 79, of May's Lick passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at her home.

Jean was born in Mason County on Sept. 25, 1938, daughter of the late Woodrow and Mary Alice Mack Purdon. She was a retired health care worker having worked at Hayswood and Meadowview Regional Medical Center with 30 years of service.

Survivors include five daughters, Shirley (Jackie) Smalley of Wallingford, Janet Miller of California, Ky, Kathy “Kit” Miller of Maysville, Angie (Chris) Spencer of May's Lick and Robin (Gary) Warrick of Somerset; and a son, Terry Florence of Lexington. She was a devoted grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; four brothers, David Purdon, Richard Purdon, Eddie Purdon and Billy Purdon, all of Maysville; a sister, Patsy Florence of West Union, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. “Bill” Florence, whom she married in 1955; and a son, Billy Florence; and a brother, Ernest Purdon.

Services were private.

Burial was in the May's Lick Cemetery.

Palmer Funeral Home and Crematory of May's Lick served the family.

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