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Florence Abplanalp

Born: Thu., Aug. 29, 1929
Died: Wed., Oct. 7, 2020


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 10, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 10, 2020
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes

Funeral Service

Sun., Oct. 11, 2020

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Florence Abplanalp, 91, of 612 High St., Youngsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Warren Manor after several brief hospitalizations at Warren General Hospital. Born August 29, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Rosie Pillsbury Wilson. She married Jack E. Abplanalp on December 29, 1951, who survives her. In earlier years, Florence was employed by the former New Process Company.  For many years, she and her husband worked side by side serving the community of Youngsville in their restaurant business, Abplanalp's Restaurant and Dairy Bar. In later years, she worked at the Donut Connection in Starbrick and Don Wells Antique Store in Starbrick. Florence loved volunteering at the Rouse Home and also was a home health care provider. She will be remembered by her many friends for her stories, phone calls, swims, Christmas Brunch, macaroni and tuna salad, jello salad, brownies and peanut butter fudge. She was a member of the Irvine Presbyterian Church for many years.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Randy (Brenda) Abplanalp of Irvine and Ricky (Kathy) Abplanalp of Youngsville; 1 daughter, Cathy (Nathan) Proudman of Jamestown, NY; 6 grandchildren, Miranda, Braydon, Stacy, Ryan, Kelly and Seth; 3 great-grandchildren, Johnny, Ethan and Blake; 1 sister, Evelyn “Cookie” Pratz of Sugar Grove; 1 brother, Richard Wilson of Lander, and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by a grandson, Barton Abplanalp; 3 brothers, Albert, James and Robert Wilson; 2 sisters, Luella “Tootie” Check and Grace DeWitt.


Friends will be received Saturday, October 10th at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc. in Youngsville from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm. Due to current CDC guidelines during the pandemic, masks will be required. We ask that you enter the building from the front entrance unless the handicapped ramp is desired for entrance to the building which is from the rear entrance. This will help us to control the maximum capacity of 50 occupants. A private funeral service will be held on Sunday and burial will follow in the Irvine Presbyterian Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Irvine Presbyterian Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left by visiting our website at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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June & Gib Mason
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
To all the Abplanalp families,
She gave to so many. Our deepest condolences go out to you during this sad time.

Terry and Dan Williams
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
Jack and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Florence was a special person and always such a source of support. We loved her smiles and hugs. She will be missed. Prayers to all. Jack, take care of yourself.

Maryann Wlcox
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
Jack Randy Rick and Cathy so sorry for your loss Florence was a great lady had many great times working together at the Dairy Bar. I was nursing supervisor at WGH and I got to see her and share some laughs from our time at Abolanalps

Craig and Diane Allen
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
What fun times we had at Abplanalps with Florence and Jack! We are very sorry to hear of her passing and send our sympathy to all her family.

Joany Metzgar
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
Florence was a dear friend to my beloved Aunt Lois. Oh the stories I have heard!
She was special to many, especially to the young people in town.
Sending my sympathy to her family.

Carol Rickerson
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
Many memories.... so sorry for your loss to entire family. Thoughts, prayers and hugs from the Rickerson Family.

John and Sherryn Martin
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Florence was a wonderful woman and will be missed by all.

Bob Lawson
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
Jack, Randy, Rick, Cathy and families.
Florence was truly a kind and wonderful lady.
She was always so nice to me, and will be greatly missed by all.
May God be with you and your families.

Pamela Paxton
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
Prayers to the family. I luv all of you you were all like family to me. Lots of memories working @ Abplanalps. Florence gave me the good work ethic I have now. She always said if you have time to lean you have time to clean. Never to me of course I always stayed busy. I will never forget swimming in Florence and Jacks pool in the summer time then showering and going to work. Also I will never ever forget her chicken salad that I still make. All the homemade pies 🥧 the fresh cut fries the deep fried hotdogs 🌭 to the Graham cracker pie apple crumb

Sam @ Diane Schipani
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
So sorry for your loss ,send thoughts and prayers

Jerry and Bethany Cataldo
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
Dear Apblanap family. Please accept our sorrow from losing a great mother, wife and grandma. She will be greatly missed along with her potato salad which she is now in heaven in possession of it. Her love will carry on amongst you

Tim and Steph Maze
   Posted Fri October 09, 2020
Dear Cathy, Rick and Randy,
So very sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was a wonderful neighbor to my family and a great boss to me when I worked at the Dairy Bar. Praying that God will give you the strength to get through this. We are remembering with you, a life that touched so many.

Linda (Gustafson) Martin
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020
Jack,Randy,Rick,Cathy and families We were neighbors to you folks on Matthews Run Road. I can remember when my Mom and her got together and made candy. She used to call my Mom Erme. May God be with you and your Families.

Andrew Pollard
   Posted Thu October 15, 2020
I am have so many found memories of Mrs. Abplanalp. She is a fixture of my childhood memories. I remember her smile and wave as I ran through the side yard to Haight’s house. I remember sitting at the counter at the restaurant with my father on Saturday mornings when he would take me to work, just waiting for what I still consider to be “the best French fries in the world.” I also remember her giving me my very first 45 record of my own. She was having a garage sale and Cathy was selling old 45s. I still have it! “How do you do” by Mouth and MacNeil. Oh, a life well lived. I hope to leave the same type of legacy. Prayers ascending for all of you.

Cathy (Young) Vavala
   Posted Thu October 15, 2020
Jack and family.
I am forever grateful to have you and Florence in some many Young family memories. From the Dairy Bar, Dance Club, dinners shared with my Mom and Dad. You are loved and Florence will be missed by so many. Both of you have touched so many of our lives. Thank you for being there for all of us.
Cathy (Young) Vavala.

Jeanne Driscoll
   Posted Sun October 18, 2020
So many memories! Florence was like a mom to me. I spent endless hours at their home, went on vacation with the family, and worked a Abplanalp's Dairy Bar. She will will be missed by many!

Sandra L Larson
   Posted Thu November 05, 2020
Jack, Randy, Rick, Cathy & grandkids. So sorry for your loss. We were neighbors on Matthews Run Road. I used to go to your house and hang out with Florence, she introduced me to Coffee. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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