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Florence Mary Poncin 1935 - 2017
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Florence Mary Poncin 1935 - 2017

LYONS — Florence Mary Poncin, 82, died July 20, 2017, surrounded by her family at Hospital District # 1 of Rice County, Lyons. She was born to Rudolph Earnest and Amy Matilda Lewis Reinke on Feb. 4, 1935, at Nickerson. She graduated as Valedictorian of her Nickerson High School Class of 1953. A Lyons resident for 62 years, formerly of Nickerson, she was a homemaker and a beautician.
On July 17, 1955 she married Bernard “Bernie” Gene Poncin at Ellinwood.
Survivors include her beloved and devoted husband Bernard “Bernie” of the home; children, Jalayne and Michael Wheatley, Leonardtown, Maryland, Marlyn and Diane Poncin, Great Bend, Michael Poncin, Folsom, California. Jalynda and Martin Cervantes, Kansas City, Kansas; twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a sister, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents, her six sisters and two brothers.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Lakin Comanche Cemetery, Ellinwood, with the Rev. Aaron Withrow officiating, where the burial will take place. The casket will remain closed; friends may sign the book from 2-5 p.m. Monday at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Isis Shrine Temple Crippled Children’s Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Home**
214 West Ave. S.
Lyons, KS 67554
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 23, 2017