Florence Viola, 83, born Sep. 13, 1930 in Chicago, passed away at her home in Las Vegas on Sept. 26, 2013, after losing her long, hard fought battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, of 66 years, beloved mother of Marilyn Maida and Joetta “Jay” Payne and the late Joseph Jr., cherished grandmother to Lisa, Marni, John, Jody, Joseph III and Vanessa, dear great grandmother to Nicholas, Robert, Joseph, Madison, Luca, Lexi, Vivien Rose and Joseph Thomas. Next to her family and friends, she was most proud of her beauty salon, Touch of Class, in Park Ridge, IL, being owner/operator for over 20 years. She enjoyed playing cards with friends, playing bingo, cooking and spending time with her family. Her boundless energy, loyal friendship and generous spirit will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her and she will be forever in our hearts. Condolences may be left below. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Nathan Adelson Hospice Care for their support in her final days.
A celebration of her life will be held at the La Paloma Chapel, 5450 Stephanie St., Las Vegas on Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:00 am.