Florence Ruth McCuistion 97 of Alton Formerly Mt. Olive
Died Monday, 2:36 A. M. August 10, 2020. at her home in Alton, IL
Mrs. McCuistion was born February 16, 1923, in Mt. Olive, the eldest daughter of
John and Florence Schwing Lorenz. She first married George Garstang in 1945; he died
in 1957, She then married Dr. Hubert McCuistion in 1977; he died in 1984.
She attended Mt. Olive Schools and graduated from Mt. Olive High School Class of 1941.
A registered nurse, she graduated from Alton Memorial School of Nursing and
immediately went to work as an office nurse in Alton, a position she held until her
retirement. She enjoyed, birds, gardening and crafting and was an exemplary needle worker,
doing cross-stitch embroidery & Quilting. For many years, she contributed numerous
items to the annual nurses' alumni bazaar to benefit the hospital. She was a member of
Main Street Methodist Church. Alton, Il.
She is survived by her sister, Roneith Anderson, of Mt. Olive, a nephew Forrest
(Judy) Lorenz of Litchfield; three nieces, Carol Anderson & Joanne Anderson, both of
Mt. Olive & Janice Lorenz of Bunker Hill; a stepson, John Munger of Louisiana; 10 step-
grandchildren; & one step-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Carl Lorenz; a sister-in-
law Katherine Lorenz; a brother-in-law, Clarance Anderson; a stepson, Hubert
McCuistion, Jr,; & a stepdaughter, Nelle "Bitsy" (Roger) McCuistion Annin.
A graveside service and burial will take place Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11 A.M. at the Mt. Olive City Cemetery
.Friends may call at the cemetery beginning at 10:30 A,M,
Reverend Nancy Hubert will officiate
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Templin Scholarship Fund, c/o
the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation; Mt. Olive Academic Foundation; or the
donor's choice, c/o Becker & Son Funeral Home, 221 South Poplar, Mt. Olive, IL.
Becker & Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive was in charge of arrangements.
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