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Florence K. Temple

Florence Kay Temple, 92, of Deltaville passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013. Born in Charleston, W.Va., on April 25, 1921, she was the daughter of James and Florence Kelly Kay. Her parents died during her childhood, leaving her to be reared by her uncle and aunt, George and Jean Kay Thomas.

She attended the Warrenton Country School in Warrenton, and married John H. (Jack) Temple, an FBI agent during World War II, on September 26, 1942. Their war years were spent in Boston, New Orleans and Detroit. After the war, they returned to her husband’s hometown of Petersburg.

Florence was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Among her activities in Petersburg, she was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Appomattox Garden Club and a member of the Beech Twig at Southside Regional Hospital (formerly the old Petersburg General Hospital.) In 2003, Florence moved with her daughter, Jean, and her husband, Chip, to Deltaville.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, and her brother, Dr. William R. Kay of Richmond. She is survived by her daughters, Kay Temple Roberts and her husband George H. (Skip) Roberts Jr. of Lexington, and Jean Temple Holt and her husband, Mark E. (Chip) Holt III; and her grandchildren and their spouses, Sarah Kay Kaiser (Eric) of Tetonia, Idaho, Anne Roberts Smith (Carter) of Norfolk, Susan Holt Harrison (Nick) of Richmond, and Mark E. Holt IV (Carter) of Richmond,. She is further survived by her seven great-grandchildren, William Roberts Kaiser, Carter Champney Smith, Jr, Alexander Temple Smith, Blake Adams Smith, Hannah Kate Harrison, Julia Grace Harrison and Evelyn Virginia Harrison.

A graveside memorial service was held Thursday, October 24 in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg. The family received friends at the Country Club of Petersburg immediately following the service. If desired, memorials in Florence’s name may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 419 W. Washington St., Petersburg, VA 23803, or Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, VA 23043.

posted 10.25.2013

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