Florence C. Chilson

July 28, 1922May 3, 2014

Born July 28, 1922 in Darlington, Maryland to John and Pearl Davis. Florence passed away May 3, 2014 at the age of 91. Florence graduated from Wilmington, Delaware School of Nursing in 1944 and practiced for over 30 years. She married John a US Navy sailor on March 31, 1945. They moved to Mason where they started a poultry farm where they lived. Florence loved to garden and loved her animals, especially her dogs. Florence was a loving wife of 62 years to John who preceded her in death in 2007. Surviving Florence are her two daughters, Susan Chilson and Barbara Moore, two grandchildren Kaylee (Roger) Altman and David (Becky) Moore and one great-grandchild Annjel Moore. The family will receive friends Monday, May 12, 2014 one hour prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI. Those desiring may make contributions to Hospice Advantage, 801 S. Waverly Rd., Ste. 304, Lansing, MI or Ingham Co. Animal Shelter, 600 Curtis St., Mason, MI 48854. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason MI. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Memorial Service Monday, May 12, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, May 12, 2014

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May 12, 2014

Barb, Kaylee, Roger, Dave, Becky

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. If you need anything please let us know.

Angel, Kevin, and Kayelee

Tracy Mansfield

May 12, 2014

So sorry about your loss, yesterday must have been difficult, you are in my thoughts and prayers. P.S.(I uncovered the asparagus across the road, thought of your mom)

Mark Robinson

May 11, 2014

Never a good time to lose your mother but this close to Mothers day must make it extra hard. Sorry Sue