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Florence E. Blevins

Sep 29, 2017

Florence Evelyn Link Blevins passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Sun City Center, Florida.

The former Flo Link was born May 10, 1920, in Halltown, to John Allen Link and Lula Claggett Moore.

Florence graduated with honors from Shepherdstown High School and attended Shepherd University in Shepherdstown.

After a brief time of teaching, Florence married John (Jack) Lally and moved to Youngstown, Ohio.

Florence was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Boardman, Ohio, where she was very active in serving as a deacon, trustee, president of the Women’s Association and numerous other committees. She was also active in the Republican Women’s Club, where she served as president, and was a chairman of the Mahoning County Mother’s March of Dimes and as an outreach volunteer for widowed persons in the Youngstown area.

After her husband’s death in 1985, Mrs. Lally married Ivan Blevins and moved to Sun City Center, Florida, where she was an active member in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and served as deacon, circle leader, and Bible study teacher.

Florence Blevins was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Boelter and Cecil Link and Madlyn Jackson; and two nephews, David and Junior Link, all of West Virginia; and both of her husbands.

Florence is survived by her son, John Lally, of Marietta, Georgia; daughter, Madlyn (Lyn) Patrick, of Hernando, Mississippi; two grandchildren, John and Jeff Lally, of Atlanta, Georgia; and her dearest friend, Dot Eye, of Shepherdstown.

A memorial service was held for family and close friends on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center, Florida.

Mrs. Blevins will be interned in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boardman, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Blevins has asked individuals to please make a contribution to a charity of their choice.