Florence Rossetta Fitzwater of Potosi, Mo., passed away on May 22, 1983 in Washington County Memorial Hospital at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 11 days. She was born January 11, 1901 at Ebo, Mo., a daughter of the late James and Celesta (McColloch) Northcutt.
Florence knew the Lord as her Savior and had been a faithful member of White Oak Grove Baptist Church, Rt. 2, Potosi since 1928. She was a well known and beloved member of the Shirley Community where she at one time was the Shirley Post Mistress.
She was united in marriage to Pryor Fitzwater September 23. 1916 at Potosi and four children were born to this union. Mr. Fitzwater preceded his wife in death as did one granddaughter, Peggy Fitzwater.
Those who remain to mourn her passing from this life are, two daughers, Ruby (Mrs. Herbert Eye) of Potosi and Jean (Mrs. George Rawson) of Bonne Terre; two sons, Virgil Fitzwater and wife, Helen of Rt. 2, Potosi and Leo Fitzwater and wife, Mildred of Rt. 2 Cadet; one sister, Pearl Brandt of Michigan, and one brother Quincy Northcutt of Flat River; 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 25 at White Oak Grove Baptist Church with Eld. Leonard Owens and Eld. Morgan Hall officiating. Interment was in White Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Britton Funernal Home of Potosi.
Serving as pallbearers were: Alfred Fitzwater, Scott Rawson, Elvis Fitzwater, Kevin Fitzwater, Michael Coy and Jerry Crocker.
Source: Ancestry.com online