Florence Metcalf

Born: Mon., Jan. 27, 1919
Died: Sun., Oct. 16, 2016


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
Location: Plymouth Circle Community Center

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
Location: Plymouth Circle Community Center

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    Miss Florence Metcalf, 97, of Macomb, Illinois, died at 12:08 p.m. Sunday (October 16, 2016) in the emergency room of McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

   Born January 27, 1919, in St. Mary Township, Illinois, Florence was the daughter of John Walton and Mayme Judy Metcalf.

   Florence was a graduate of Plymouth High School, Great Lakes Bible Institute in Zion, Illinois and received her Bachelor's Degree from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.

   Florence was called to minister the Word of God and she devoted her life to her ministry. She conducted summer Bible Schools for children in Illinois and was an assistant pastor in Plymouth, Illinois.  In 1956, Miss Metcalf became a missionary in Africa. For 11 years, she served in Nigeria, West Africa where she was involved in teaching Bible School at Ogoja and also was a counselor for girls at Hillcrest School in Jos, Nigeria, a boarding school operated jointly by 13 mission boards for 450 American children.  In 1970, her mission moved to Malawi where she ministered to the women of Malawi and was director of Assemblies of God Women's Missionary Council. She was also involved with International Correspondence Institute (ICI), a correspondence Bible School, where she supervised responses to students questions and translation of ICI materials into local languages. Miss Metcalf served as a missionary for 28 years.

    Survivors include many loving nieces and nephews, including a special niece and caregiver, Dellene Payne of Good Hope, IL.

   Miss Metcalf was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, J. Walter Metcalf, Edward Metcalf and Myron Metcalf; and three sisters, Dorothy Koorenny, Ermogene Harrison and Marcia Tipton.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 in the Plymouth Circle Community Center (formerly the Congregational/Methodist Church) with the Rev. Devin Carlile officiating.  Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth.

   Visitation will be Friday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the Plymouth Circle Community Center.

   Arrangements are in the care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy.

   Memorials may be made to the Macomb Assembly of God Church.

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Ginger Lea Dahl
   Posted Tue October 18, 2016
Dearest Aunt Florence will be sorely missed, but my heart is rejoicing knowing she is with her sweet Jesus! "Graduation to Heaven is Bittersweet." Love you, Aunt Florence!

My deep sympathies are with the rest of our family who knew and loved her so much.

Joyce Baumgardner
   Posted Wed October 19, 2016
Florence and I met and became friends when I returned from teaching in China; we had many experiences in common. She has left a rich legacy for her family. But most of all she is in Jesus' presence now and that is our comfort in losing her.

Ken Harrison Family
   Posted Thu October 20, 2016
Aunt Florence:
What a great and sharing life!! Now you are united with your friends and relatives you thought might be concerned “you had not made the journey.”

Thanks for the being the unique “Aunt,” during our life cycle -babysitter, , story teller, musical entertainer, spiritual guide, and cheerleader for each of us.

You have positively touched the lives of so many on an international scale.

Thanks for being a part of our lives for you were truly a great servant of God!!Congratulations on a life well lived!!

Everyone loves Aunt Florence!!
Ken, Deb Harrison, Overland Park, Kansas
Kurt, Kristi, Tanner, Trevor, Tatum
Kyle, Shelly, Asher,
Kent, Taylor,

Sherry Dunn-Cox
   Posted Thu October 20, 2016
A dear sweet lady has gone to be with the Father. I will miss you Florence. I have fond memories of you from a young child coming to the A/G church in Macomb. Telling of your minister in and throughout Africa. But most of all I think I will miss hearing you play your Kanan lap harpsichord instrument. I so enjoyed you playing and singing. But I'm sure your are singing with the angles by now. Condolences to your many family members. So sorry for your loss but in a much glorious place.

Shirley Metcalf Louderman
   Posted Fri October 21, 2016
Florence Metcalf Family- So sorry for Your Loss. Sending Love & Prayers at this difficult time. Was fortunate to have had Florence in my life- She was an extraordinary Lady who did so much for so many People. she will truly be missed.

Thomas Williams
   Posted Fri October 21, 2016
It was a privilege to attend church with her at Macomb Assembly of God. Florence was a dedicated servant of the Lord Jesus, unafraid to express her opinion with well-written letters to the editor. She was a woman of prayer and strong faith. Her reward is to be with Jesus and here the words "well done good and faithful servant." Rest in peace and glory; we will miss you my friend.

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