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Florence Hartsock

SPRINGFIELD - Florence I. Hartsock of Springfield died Jan. 31 of age-related causes. She was 94.

Hartsock was born June 10, 1910, in Forest Lake, Minn. She married Darwin Hartsock on July 10, 1942, in Portland. He died March 2, 1977.

She had lived in Springfield since 1959 and worked in sales at a Pay-Less Drugstore. She enjoyed playing bingo and pinochle, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Steve of Springfield, and three grandchildren.

No service is planned. Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Karl Keesaman

A celebration of life will be held Feb. 6 for Karl Christian "K.C." Keesaman of Eugene, who died Jan. 21. The family chose not to list the cause of death. He was 41.

Keesaman was born Sept. 12, 1963, in Yreka, Calif., to Clifford and Margaret Auguston Keesa- man.

He worked as a produce manager. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing for steelhead and salmon, hunting, water sports and being outdoors. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and working on classic cars.

Survivors include a daughter, Angela Keesaman of Eugene; a son, Daniel, also of Eugene; and his fiancee, Lisa Trautman.

Sunday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Woodland Apartments community recreational center at 555 Coburg Road in Eugene. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Christian

A celebration of life gathering will be held Feb. 6 for Ruth Christian of Eugene, who died Jan. 27 of age-related causes. She was 79.

She was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Marenisco, Mich., to John and Madeline Howatt Wuolle. She was married to Raymond Christian. He died 25 years ago.

She worked as an accountant for homebuilders. She was a member of Women in Construction and Cascade Singles Club.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, tatting, music, dancing and swimming and was a member of a bridge club.

Survivors include her son, Ray, living in South America; a brother, Ted Wuolle; two sisters, Viola McClellan and Gladys Duquette; and six grandchildren. A son, Jim, died previously.

Sunday's gathering will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Daneland Mobile Home Park clubhouse in Eugene. England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Church or Greenhill Animal Shelter.

Aileen Harper

Aileen M. Harper of Eugene died Jan. 26 of age-related causes. She was 87. No service is planned.

Harper was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Shelton, Wash., to Wilbur and Aileen Shoaf. She married Lee Forrest Harper on Sept. 25, 1943, in Shelton, Wash. He died in 1959.

She graduated from Rochester High School in Rochester, Wash. She had worked for the Postal Service and was postmaster of Grayland, Wash., from 1971 to 1985.

Harper had lived in Eugene for nine years. She enjoyed trips to Reno.

She is survived by a son, Bill, of Eugene.

Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Larsen

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Feb. 4 for Barbara Jean Larsen of Springfield, who died Jan. 10 of heart failure. She was 71.

She was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Hood River, to Francis Clyde and Jessie McCleoud Simpson. She married Erwin Larsen on Nov. 9, 1955, in Springfield. He died May 31, 2002.

She was a 1951 graduate of The Dalles High School. She worked as a fashion buyer until 1972, when she retired. Larsen enjoyed gourmet cooking, travel and entertaining, and belonged to a sports car club.

Survivors include four nieces, Judith Laughlin of Heppner, Janice Harper of Adams, Kris Wehe of Bellevue, Wash., and Ellen Quinn of San Bruno, Calif.; and two nephews, Thomas Cox of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Steven Nelson of Texas.

Friday's service will be held at 2 p.m. in Rest-Haven Funeral Home, Eugene, with burial in Rest-Haven Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Beverly Britton

A memorial service will be held Feb. 5 for Beverly Jean Streeter Britton of Lakewood, Wash., and formerly of Veneta, Eugene and Springfield, who died Jan. 18 of cancer. She was 64.

Britton was born Dec. 21, 1940, in Portland, to Mildred and Orvin Streeter. She married Sidney Britton on Sept. 30, 1958, in Vancouver, Wash.

She moved to Veneta in 1945 and later attended Crow High School. She had worked as an answering service manager and as a case manager for people with developmental disabilities. She enjoyed spending time with her family and travel.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Donna Kirkpatrick of Springfield and Debbie Whitfeldt of Tacoma; a son, Edward of Tacoma; a brother, Kenneth Streeter of Lillian, Ala.; a sister, Karlen Lee of Beavercreek; seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 2 p.m. in Evergreen Chapel at New Tacoma Cemetery in University Place, Wash. New Tacoma Funeral Home, also in University Place, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to hospice.

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Date:Feb 1, 2005
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