Purificacion Tadiar Florendo

April 10, 1920February 8, 2013

Purificacion Tadiar Florendo M.D., 92, passed away February 8, 2013 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Federico Nera Florendo M.D. She leaves behind two sons, Dr. Noel Florendo and Dr. Fred Florendo III and one daughter, Dr. Jocelyn Shimek. As well as six grandchildren, Dr. Cristina Shimek, Dr. Katherine Florendo, Alan Florendo, Fred Florendo IV, Paul Shimek, and Sara Florendo Daily and ten great-grandchildren. Dr. Florendo was born and educated in the Philippines. She was one of the first female obstetricians in Asia. She established the first family planning clinic in the Philippines and was an early advocate of birth control and family planning as a means of combating poverty. She moved to the United States in 1968 and practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Kansas City, St. Louis and Hannibal, MO for thirty years before retiring to Memphis, TN in 2001. In her lifetime she delivered more than 9,000 babies. She was a member of Germantown Presbyterian Church.Services will be held Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Evans Chapel Germantown Presbyterian Church, 2363 Germantown Rd. South. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the music fund at Germantown Presbyterian Church.


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Dr. Gregory Aldrich

May 30, 2013

Puring was my mothers OB-GYN when she was carrying me in the Philippines many years ago. Dr. Florendo and her husband were good friends of my parents for many years.

Gaynette Price

February 18, 2013

Dr. Florendo arrived at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hannibal, MO @ 8pm on 2/2/75 and assured me, "I will be sleeping tonight in the next room and will be here until your baby comes." She checked on me many times during the 11 hours of labor: a beautiful birthing experience and a healthy baby delivered at 7:10 a.m.-- the culmination of her skillful management of my high-risk pregnancy. Thank you, God, for Dr. Florendo and her dedication to well-being of mothers and babies. Heaven has received another Saint with her passing.

February 16, 2013

To the family of Dr Purification Florendo, I was Dr. Florendo's nurse in her office practice in the early 80's until her retirement and post retirement in Hannibal,Missouri. I truly enjoyed working with her "She was my Boss as well as my friend." She knew this. I enjoyed the relationship I had with both Dr Fred and Dr. Florendo through the years. They were both dedicated to helping others. We had lost contact the last couple years of her life. But she was in my thoughts and always will be. She was a beautiful person and someone to be cherished. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Mary Thompson

Joan Benson

February 14, 2013

To the family of Dr. Purification Florendo, I was Dr. Florendo's nurse in her office practice in the late 70's and early 80's. in Hannibal, Missouri. I was sorry to hear about her death and wish my condolences and prayers to all of her family. She was a wonderful person and doctor who had great compassion and love for her mothers and babies. Sincerely, Joan Benson, Monroe City, Missouri

Deborah Daily

February 13, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Florendo family at this sad time.
Doug and Debbie Daily


February 13, 2013

We have only gentle and loving thoughts of Auntie Puring. She will live on in our hearts. From the Bautistas of Baguio.

Violet & Paul Olsen

February 12, 2013

Your Mother was a truly beautiful spirit, who used the gifts God bestowed upon her. She was an inspiration to all.She has now been welcomed home by God with open arms

Eufemia Munn

February 11, 2013

To the Florendo Family:

We celebrate your mother's legacy of a life well-lived! She has crossed the threshold into another life, where a special dwelling place is reserved for her. "Doctora" left her earthly home a better place because of her undying love and commitment to her service to humanity, to honor God and Glorify Him. Her inner beauty and character radiated through her quiet and gentle demeanor - immeasurable blessings to her patient!. I last saw her at the Mission Hospital in 1966 before I left for the U.S.

Precious lingering memories and time will help you ease the loneliness for your beloved mother.

With my deep sympathy to you all.

Eufemia Tobias Munn
(Mrs. Merton D. Munn)
Medical Lake, Washington State

Guadalupe Bernardez-Hicks

February 11, 2013

To the Family of Dr. Purificacion Tadiar Florendo,
On behalf of Delfin & Cora Bernardez Children, most of whom were delivered by Dra. Florendo at the SU Mission Hospital in Dumaguete City, I am sending love and condolences. One Christmas during my childhood, I have a vivid memory of my Nanang and siblings surrounding my Tatang in their bedroom as he opened a Christmas gift from Dra. Florendo. I remember because it was awesome...a gift from The Dra. Purificacion Florendo on Christmas...her kindness will live in the hearts of many. Thank you.
Lulu (Guadalupe Bernardez-Hicks), New Jersey

Rose Mila Cipres-Jaucian

February 11, 2013

Condolences and deep sympathies to the Florendo family. I remember her as my mother's doctor and mother to my childhood friend and classmate, Joy. She was always kind during my visits to their house and sleepover with Joy and was highly respected in Dumaguete. Together with her husband, they were a great loss to Silliman University Medical Center when they left and their shoes were hard to fill. May she rest in peace.
Rose Mila Cipres-Jaucian, MD