Florence Ruth (O’Meara) Baer, age 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Benton House in Clermont. She was born August 12, 1928, in Bridgeport, CT to Stanley R. and Irene E. (Winkler) O’Meara. She was a 1949 graduate of Brown University, Providence, RI. She married Henry C. Baer, Jr. on July 29, 1950, in Bridgeport, CT. They raised their family in Huntington, CT where Florence was active at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and with Valley Squares, Square Dance Club. The family had adventures each summer traveling the eastern seaboard and west to Yellowstone. After raising her family, Florence worked as a computer operator with The Trumbull Times. Upon retirement, Florence and Henry relocated to Leesburg, FL and enjoyed their many friends at The Plantation and Morrison Methodist Church. More recently Florence resided at the Orchard Heights and Benton House each in Clermont. She is predeceased by her parents and husband. She is survived by her daughters: Joyce and her husband Kevin Smith; Joan and her husband Robert Boyko; Marcia and her husband Dominick Palmisano; and her son Henry and his wife Heather Baer; nine grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren. Family, friends, and others, whose lives Flo touched, are invited to a memorial service at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 574 W. Montrose St., Clermont on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11AM. Flo will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Florida National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11AM. Memorials may be made in Florence’s memory to Vitas Hospice go online to https://vitascommunityconnection.org/, Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Main St, Enterprise, FL 32725 or St Matthias, 574 West Montrose St, Clermont, FL 34711.
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