Florence L. Epps


LANCASTER, Texas – Florence Louise Epps, 87, formerly of Mendota, passed away June 12, 2022 at Millbrook Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster, Texas after a long and heartbreaking decline from dementia.

She is to be cremated and interred at Olive Cemetery in southern Illinois.

Louise was born Feb. 10, 1935, in Wood River, to Fred and Lula (Gross) Meyers. She married Frank “Dale” Epps on Sept. 26, 1952. Dale and Louise moved to Mendota in 1955 and lived in the same house until 2017. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2020.

Survivors include three daughters, Pam (Mike) Rumsey, Bendy (Louie) Schuhler, and Connie Skilling; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her siblings, and her beloved daughter, Tena Davis in 2003.

The family would like to thank Millbrook Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster Texas for their compassionate care of Louise for the last five years of her life.

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