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Florence C. Perdue 91, Rochester

Florence C. Perdue 91, Rochester, Indiana passed away at 9:27 P.M. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at her residence.

She was born on July 11, 1930 in East Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Atly and Lillie (Arnold) Cencion and graduated from Akron High School, Akron, Indiana in 1948. On August 6, 1948 in Akron, Indiana, she married Thomas “Sonny” D. Perdue Jr. He preceded her in death on August 2, 2011.

Florence retired from Hart, Schaffner and Marx after thirty three years as a Quality Supervisor Manager. She had been an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rebekah’s Lodge for over fifty years where she held offices at the local, district and state levels, American Legion Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing the piano, was an avid reader, enjoyed collecting bells, loved to dance and was an adventurous traveler.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas D. (Sarah) Perdue III, Palm Springs, California, Michael (Peggy) Perdue, Rochester, Indiana, Melvin Perdue, Jacksonville, Beach, Florida, grandchildren, Dr. Adrienne Perdue (Wayne) Fortner, Riverview, Florida, Thomas S. (Yesenid) Perdue, Haslet, Texas, Jason A. Perdue, Los Angeles, California, Christy Perdue, Rochester, Indiana, David (Jordan) Perdue, Rochester, Indiana, Tim (Rachael) Perdue, Chatam, Illinois, Jessica Perdue (Jason) Lee, Dawson, Illinois, numerous great grandchildren, sister, Joyce Perdue, Rochester, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Royal Cencion in 2010 and brother-in-law, Dean L. Perdue.

Funeral services, along with a Rebekah Lodge service, will be conducted at Noon, Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. to Noon Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at