Imogene M. Kalman

LAKELAND, Fla. – Imogene Kalman, 86, of Lakeland, Fla., and former resident of Ohio, passed away peacefully Monday, May 5, 2014, at her home due to natural causes.

Imogene was born March 10, 1928, in Titusville, Pa. She moved to Warren and attended elementary school through fifth grade. She then moved to Lordstown and was a graduate of Leavittsburg High in 1946.

She was a member of St. William Parish, where she printed the bulletins, worked on festival committees and helped with fundraisers. She also was a member of Women’s Guild and OCCL League.

She sold real estate for Jeffers Realty for eight years, and then worked at Bostrom Van Conversions until they closed in 1980.

She moved from Ohio to Lakeland, Fla., 34 years ago and became a member of St Anthony’s Parish. She worked for Eckerd Drugs for seven years and Publix Gift Certificates for 13 upon retiring in 2001.

She enjoyed counted cross-stitching, dancing and collecting Thomas Kinkade Christmas pieces.

Imogene was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Jeanette; former husband, Ted of Lakeland; parents, Lillian and Lloyd Bodamer; and sister, Lavonne.

She is survived by her four children, Theo (Susan) of Colorado, Mark (Ana) of Florida, Christine (Lou) and Lisa (Rick), both of Florida; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. William Parish or to Good Shepherd Hospice.

A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. May 20 at St. William Parish. Interment will follow in All Souls Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Kersey Funeral Home in Auburndale, Fla.

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