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Florence "Lucile" Romine

August 3, 2018

Florence “Lucile” Romine, 95, of Homosassa, Florida died Friday, August 3, 2018 in her home at Sunflower Springs Assisted Living. She was born June 15, 1923 in Osborne, Kansas to Franklin LaVerne and Iva Jean (Claytor) Rothenberger.  Lucile married Richard Romine, May 21, 1950, in Osborne, Kansas.  They made their home in Palco, Kansas and had three sons: Ricky Alan, Reggie Lynn, and Rory Lane.

Lucile graduated from Kansas University with a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and earned her teaching certificate from Fort Hays State University.  She taught choral and/or instrumental music in Palco, Holyrood, Colby, Natoma and Logan, Kansas for 17 years combined.  She operated a private piano studio in her home for many years.  She was also co-owner of and bookkeeper for Thunderbird Oil Company before retiring.

Lucile was preceded in death by her father and mother, her husband and two sons, Ricky and Rory Romine.

She will be missed by her son, Reggie of Hernando, FL; granddaughter, Autumn (Romine) Braun and grand son-in-law, Chad Braun; great grandson, Bo Braun, all of Hays, KS along with extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 18th at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Hays, Kansas with a reception following the service. Arrangements in care of Cline's Keithley Mortuary 1919 E. 22nd street Hays, KS 67601.

The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 2900 Hall Street, Hays, KS  67601.

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