Obituary for Florence Kivett, 102

March 15,1919 To December 22,2021,

11 AM, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow

Funeral Services
12 PM, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Glasgow

Washington Cemetery - Glasgow, MO

St. Mary School

Jefferson City and former Glasgow, MO resident, Florence Kivett, 102, passed away on December 22, 2021 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO. Florence Frances (Aholt) Kivett was born on the farm north of Glasgow, MO on March 15, 1919, the second child born to the late Martin and Frances (Fuemmeler) Aholt. She attended Rooker primary school and graduated eighth grade from St. Mary elementary school in Glasgow. Following graduation, Florence started working for her father’s harvesting business for two years. At the age of 15, she enrolled in and graduated from Taylor Beauty School in Kansas City, MO, earning her beautician certificate. In 1939, she married Melvin Kivett and they worked as ammunition factory workers in the early stages of WWII. They soon moved to New London, CT where Melvin was stationed in the Coast Guard, and Florence worked as a beautician. After the war, Florence ran her own beautician business for over 75 years in Glasgow and Jefferson City. She retired in 2014. When she was able, Florence enjoyed bowling, knitting and crocheting. Florence’s laugh and love will be remembered by all who loved her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Melvin, son, Joseph, and a daughter, Marilee. She was also preceded in death by her siblings: Joseph Aholt, Marvin Aholt, Virginia (Aholt) Sellmeyer, Herbert Aholt, Leona (Aholt) Nordmeyer and Delbert Aholt. She leaves behind her two sons, Tom (Cindy) Kivett of Independence, MO and Michael (Susan) Kivett of Jefferson City, MO; four grandchildren, Ryan, Brent, Ethan and Dylan Kivett; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Ramona, Caleb and Michaela Kivett. Florence was lucky that her large family provided numerous loving nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be Noon, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Glasgow, MO, with Fr. Joshua Duncan officiating. Visitation will be at 11 AM, an hour before the service, at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow. Interment will be held at Washington Cemetery in Glasgow. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary School, in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 112 Market St., Glasgow, MO 65254.