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Florence M. Webb

August 12, 1918 — December 27, 2017

Florence M. Webb, age 99, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2017, with her children at her bedside. Visitation and funeral service will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2 E. 75th St., KCMO. Visitation at 9:00 am, with the Rosary prayed at 10:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may go to Little Sisters of the Poor, 8745 James A Reed Rd., KCMO, 64138, or to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
Florence was born on August 12, 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Joseph P. Byrne and Elizabeth (Kendrick) Byrne. She was the older of two daughters. They moved to Kansas City prior to their school days. Flo earned her Associates Business Degree from St. Teresas College (now known as Avila University), and went on to perform secretarial services for several entities during her working years. Flo met a handsome and strong Army Lieutenant from Dallas, Norman "Skeets" Webb, and she married him in 1944, living with the true love of her life and raising a family of five for 47 years.
Everyone and everything was precious to Florence, especially the simple things like a chat with a friend, colorful trees and flowers, birds, even freight trains which she would watch from her balcony. Such sweet sensations and a cup of coffee was all she needed to find happiness. Flo did not waste a day in her 99 + years, smiling all the way and not worrying about events she could not control. She read her daily Bible passages and offered it all up to God.
She amplified all that with family time, Jeopardy and crossword puzzles, painting, swimming, and annual getaways with her sister Ginnie. She was an avid sports fan, and without fail she cheered on her KC Royals every game, with a win followed by her trademark, "How about those Royals!".
Florence was a master of music; she danced with the ivory keys of her piano and cranked it up vocally in church choirs. She even cut a 45rpm record with some of her friends in her early years. With a brilliant brain and a steel trap mind, she won many a bridge game with her dear friends through the years, her last game being just last week. She volunteered for over 20 years as a "cookie lady" at the Little Sisters of the Poor Retirement Community. Flo was involved in many activities at St. Elizabeth Parish for over 50 years; for the last 10 years she has been a parishioner of The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception.
Florence was independent and active to the end. Her favorite day was Christmas, and she insisted on hosting Christmas Eve celebrations with all her family. With one final Christmas, and one last mimosa with her treasured descendants, Flos Life on Earth was complete.
Florence loved, adored, and supremely served God, family, friends, and virtually anyone she ever met. Every day without fail she was graceful, modest, humble and kind. One of her dear friends, a venerable priest, once said, "She is the kindest, most gentle alert person I have ever met. She would no more miss Sunday Mass than shed miss the Second Coming."
If you want to know how an Angel on Earth lives, think of Florence.
Florence is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth; husband, Norman Webb; brother-in-law, Edwin Moore; sisters-in-law, Mildred Monday and Elaine Smith; sons-in-law, Christopher Perll and David Reid; and granddaughter, Meghan Webb. She is survived by her children, Joe Webb; Carol Perll; Bob Webb (Brenda); Eddie Webb (Mary); Nancy Reid (Bob Kearney); sister, Virginia Moore; grandchildren, Carrie VonHoff (Paul), Emily Perll (Alan White), Stephen Perll, Leo Perll, Lauren Siegel (Brian), Adam Webb (Whitney), Cameron Webb (Catt), Jeffrey Webb (Rosina Ward), Christina Webb, Jessica Reid, and Jennifer McNamara (Sean); great-grandchildren, Christopher, Chloe and Anna VonHoff, Savannah and Sawyer Siegel, Carter and Phillip Webb, and Gabriella Webb, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.
The family thanks Jill, of One Community Hospice, for providing outstanding compassionate care to Florence in her final hours.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at

SERVICES Visitation
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 2 E 75th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 2 E 75th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 2 E 75th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:30 PM
Mount Olivet Cemetery 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd Kansas City, Missouri 64138

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