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"AUNT FLORENCE" RUDOLF, age 96, of St. Charles, formerly of Batavia, passed away Wednesday evening, December 18, 2013 at The Bickford, an assisted living center, where she recently made her home. She was born November 27, 1917 in Campton Township, the daughter of George and Cena (Jones) Neville. Aunt Florence spent her early years in Campton Township until the family moved to Batavia where she attended local schools. She graduated from Batavia High School with the class of 1935. Following graduation, Aunt Florence worked for a local dentist for a time before moving on to the Kane County Chronicle as a receptionist. Later she worked as a clerk at the Kane County Courthouse until her retirement in the early 1980’s. Fate smiled upon Aunt Florence twice in her life. She was united in marriage to Arthur Sloggett and following his passing in 1963, she found love again when she met Victor Rudolf. Their two hearts became one in 1979. They made twenty-four years of memories until he passed away in 2003.Aunt Florence called Batavia home for most of her life, walking the sidewalks and seeing the changes to her beloved town over the years. In 1985, she and Victor moved to Arkansas but Illinois called her home in 2009. She lived in her niece’s home for a time before declining health brought her into the care of the The Bickford in St. Charles. She was a long time member of Faith Baptist Church in Geneva where she served as treasurer for over twenty-five years. Aunt Florence was never blessed with children, but became the favorite aunt to everyone she met. She had a loving heart and a compassionate way that made her a perfect caregiver for anyone in need. Aunt Florence loved to travel with family and friends, visiting Alaska, Disney World and many places in between. In her younger years, she loved to spend time in her garden and no one made Angel Food Cake like Aunt Florence. Her hands were never idle as she sewed almost 300 pillow cases for Conquer Cancer and crocheted to her hearts content. Aunt Florence also helped to write two books about the history of La Fox. She made so many friends her absence will be felt far and wide. She will be missed greatly and never forgotten. She is survived by three nieces and nephews:Connie Mengler,George (Joanne) Neville,Sue (Henry) Warfel;7 great-nieces and nephews;Many great-great-nieces and nephews and too many beloved friends to count. She is preceded in death by her parents George and Cena Neville, one sister, Elsie Bjork, a brother George Neville, both her husbands, Arthur Sloggett and Victor Rudolf, one niece, Gwen Vodnaski and one nephew, Gary Neville. Visitation will be from 10-10:45, with a service to follow at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Faith Baptist Church at Mill Creek, 1S455 South Mill Creek Dr., Geneva, IL. Rev. Grant Diamond, pastor of the church, will officiate with interment to follow at East Batavia Cemetery, Rt. 25, Batavia, IL. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit Vitas Hospice. Checks may be made to the "Florence Rudolf Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be from 10-10:45, with a service to follow at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Faith Baptist Church at Mill Creek, 1S455 South Mill Creek Dr., Geneva, IL. Rev. Grant Diamond, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Interment to follow at East Batavia Cemetery, Rt. 25, Batavia, IL.