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Rose B. Facklam, 93, an award-winning flower enthusiast, died suddenly Tuesday (Jan. 25, 2000) in Amherst Nursing Home.

Born Rose Bautz in Buffalo, she was well-known for her flower arrangements and won numerous awards for her work. She judged flower shows and taught flower arranging for many years in lectures, workshops and classes for community groups, at the Ken-Ton YWCA and in her home.

She received a letter from first lady Lady Bird Johnson from the White House in 1966 acknowledging her work for community beautification.

Until three years ago, she was a resident of Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village in the Town of Tonawanda.

She was the widow of Charles M. Facklam, who died in 1971.

Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Gladitsch of St. Paul, Minn.; two sons, Charles L. of North Tonawanda and Robert D. of Pecatonica, Ill.; a sister, Lillian Lake of Cleveland; a brother, the Rev. Donald Bautz of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2669 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, after prayers at 10 in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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