Florence Fonner, 77, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Valparaiso, IN.

She was born on July 6, 1937 in Canonsburg, PA, to Curtis and Nellie (McCalla) White.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin Fonner and sisters Jean Wilson and Nancy Wiles.

She is survived by her son, James Fonner of Valparaiso, IN; daughters Debbie (Mike) Layton of Dallas, WV, and Darlene (Allen) Dishman of Chesterton, IN; sisters Thelma (Reid) Mackey of Newton, MS, and Maxine Francis of West Alexander, PA; grandchildren Bill (Becky), Tim (Tina), Krista (Rick), Matt, Jimmy, Jennifer (Mario) and Cheyenne and great-grandchildren Joey, Josh, Brianna, Blake, Brooklyn, Christian, Jacob and Gabriella.

Florence was a cook at Duneland Schools for many years and also worked at Valparaiso University.

Friends will be received on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 2-6 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV 26003 (304-242- 2311), where services will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Larry Lewis officiating.

Burial will take place at Mt. View Cemetery in Dallas, WV.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Online condolences to the family may be left at or www.kepnerfuneral.com.