obit: Florence Sowa Bitterly
Florence Sowa Bitterly went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at the age of 82. She was born March 23, 1927, in Stockdale, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her greatest joy was cooking and baking for her family. She loved dancing, getting together with family and friends at their lake house in Seguin, and traveling. She worked the elections and was a past member of St. Benedicts Catholic Church council and a current member of the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. The family would like to give thanks to Odyssey Hospice for all their help and support.
Florence is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Charles Braden Bitterly; her daughters, Charlotte Shodrock and husband David and Cindy Childree and husband Mike; her sons, Ronnie Bitterly and wife Laura and Larry Bitterly and wife Sylvia; her grandchildren, Sheila Stanzione, Stacy Gundy, Stephanie Koenig, Jason, Clinton, and Curtis Bitterly, and Jennifer and Christopher Childree; five great-grandchildren; her sisters, Mary OToole and A. Mae Dawson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many loving friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, Jan. 1, from 5-8 p.m. in the Sunset Funeral Home in San Antonio, with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Antonio. Interment followed in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
The Wilson County News - Floresville, TX