Florence G. (Meyer) Prouhet, of New Haven, Missouri, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully at the New Haven Care Center on June 11, 2022 at the age of 91, surrounded by members of her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Josephine Meyer, former husband Raymond Prouhet, sisters Norma (Miller) and Marcella (Spirz), and infant grandson Ryan Prouhet.
She is survived by her children: Mary Ellen (Frederick) Bender, New Bern, NC; Thomas (Meleta) Prouhet, Decatur, AL; John (Shelly) Prouhet, New Haven, MO; Barbara Ann (Kim Rodney) Kloppe, New Haven, MO; grandchildren Michael (Carridy) Bender, Lisa (Bobby) O’Brien, Tommy (Becky Free) Prouhet, Laura (Terry) Wendel, Andrew (Megan) Prouhet, Philip Prouhet, Aprill (Dan) Stonebarger, Jill (Ryan) Gerling, Karl (Lauren) Kloppe, Curtis (Andi) Kloppe; great-grandchildren, Teagan and Boss Bender, Eloise and Jack Wendel, Adeline and Everly Prouhet, Norman Stonebarger, Karter and Kyle Kloppe, Ethan and Kara Gerling; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Florence was born and raised in Florissant, Missouri and moved to New Haven, Missouri in 1978 where she was very active in her Church and community. She was a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a current member of Assumption Catholic Church and the St. Ann’s Ladies Sodality. She worked tirelessly on church dinners, picnics, quilting, etc. She participated in the startup of the New Haven Senior Center in 1999 and was an active board member. She started the quilting program, sharing her talent and knowledge of quilting, and enlisting the help of others to quilt, embroider, and hem, making so many feel involved and needed. Florence also made all of the decorations for the Senior Hall that changed with the seasons and holidays, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Her most important contribution was her ability to always make everyone feel welcome and included. She was an excellent seamstress and crafter throughout her life and gifted friends and relatives with her creations.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 16th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home in New Haven, Missouri.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at Assumption Catholic Church, New Haven, Missouri at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in the church cemetery.
The family would like to offer special thanks and gratitude to the New Haven Care Center and the New Haven Hospice Care in New Haven, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Haven Hospice Care or American Cancer Society. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.