Florence was born on September 8, 1938 in Edgerton, KS, the daughter of Daniel and Wilma Samples.
She was a retired real estate agent in Lawrence. She and her husband Gene formerly owned Hardtarfer Real Estate in Lawrence.
Florence volunteered for over 20 years for the Meals on Wheels Program. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and bridge player. She was passionate about those close to her.
She was married to Eugene L. Hardtarfer on October 4, 1958 in Wichita, KS. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Daniel and his wife, Brenda Hardtarfer, of Lawrence, KS, a daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Jake Greenup, of Casper, Wyoming, her mother, Wilma Samples Pusch, of Lawrence, KS, a sister, Carol Wenk, of Muskegon, MI, and four grandchildren, Brandon Hardtarfer, Jaymie Hardtarfer, Katherine Greenup, and Heather Maeger. She was preceded in death by her father and her sister, Norma.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in her name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses and Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
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