Thelma Florene Waterworth Vardiman (1921-2004)       

Laclede & Jackson County, Missouri


Thelma Florene Waterworth Letterman Vardiman went by Florene



Age: 83

Nickname: Florene

Occupation: Homemaker

State: Missouri

# of Children: 2



Florene as a child

Florene as a child

Florene's Album

Bud's Rifle Trophy

Florene married Harry Lee "Bud" Vardiman 
25 June 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri


Thelma Florene Waterworth Letterman Vardiman

Florene and Bud

Bud and Florene's Girls:
Juda and Carol

Left to Right:
Carol (b. 1943) and
Juda (b. 1942), Florene's girls, from previous marriage

Juda and Carol Letterman

Florene & Bud with Juda and Carol

Florene was born 21 November 1921 in Competition, Laclede County, Missouri.

"Florene lived in the Ozarks and when she was 13 or 14 she left home and worked her way to Kansas City (KC). She cleaned houses, waited tables and for a short time worked in the hat department at the Jones Department Store in KC. I would put her occupation down as homemaker - and she was a good one. Her house was always spic and span and she was a very good cook."

Email from Shirley Vardiman Anderson 2 July 2010

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