Victoria Advocate
March 29, 2002

Florence Isabelle Ahrens, beloved, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2002.

She was born in Ammannnsville, Texas on September 21, 1919 to Frederich Ganzer and Margaret Heller Ganzer.

She was a long-time resident of San Antonio and member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the Kirby Hermann Sons Lodge. She was a resident of Victoria, Texas for the past year.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Roy R. Ahrens of Victoria, Texas; daughters, Norma MacPhee and husband, Robert of Phoenix, Arizona, Joyce James and husband Bob of Houston, Texas and Judy Gillespie and husband, Hank of Victoria, Texas; grandchildren, Robert MacPhee of Phoenix, Arizona, Angela James of Austin, Texas, Matthew James of Dallas, Texas, Justin Gillespie of Rome, Italy, Ann Ponton of Dallas, Texas and Marie Gillespie of Victoria, Texas; great grandchildren, Andrea T. and Catherine M. Ponton of Dallas, Texas and Patrick M. James, also of Dallas, Texas.

The rosary will be recited on Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 2829 Ackerman Rd in San Antonio.

The funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, April 1, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at the church with Rev. Sam Heitkamp as Celebrant. The interment will follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Sunday beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the prolife organization; Love for Life, Inc. of Victoria, P.O. Box 2484, Victoria, Texas 77902.

Arrangements are with Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78230, 210-349-1414.

Posted by Matt Cross