Augusta “Gussie” Flory

Graveside services for Augusta F. “Gussie” Flory, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Washington Creek Cemetery in southwestern Douglas County.

Mrs. Flory died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Clinton, Kan., the daughter of Vitus and Fern Augusta French Hadl. She attended Liberty Memorial High School, and graduated from Lawrence High School.

Mrs. Flory was a secretary for the Kansas Department of Revenue, and retired in 1992 after 15 years of service. She was a member of Lone Star Church of the Brethren, and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She married Francis C. Flory on June 10, 1944. He preceded her in death on June 4, 1975. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Carter.

Survivors include a son, James Flory and wife Donna, Lawrence; a daughter, Marilyn Gibbs and husband Roy, Suwanee, Ga.; two sisters, Marjorie Wilson and husband Earl, Lawrence, and Jeanette Auchard and husband Dr. V. Allen, Bucyrus, Ohio; four grandchildren, Fred Smith, Louise Flory, Mindi Raby, and Lisa Richardson; and four great grandchildren, Alton and Ashley Chaney, and Lily and George Raby.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The casket will remain closed.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Lone Star Church of the Brethren, or Visiting Nurses, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Lupe Romero Kosa...

I am so sorry to hear of Gussie’s passing. I knew her best when I was in high school and worked with her at the Douglas County Extension office. She was a wonderful lady and made work a nice place to be. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

From Bruce Roberts...


I was out of town when I learned of your mother’s passing.

Please accept my sincere condolences for the grief you and your family are experiencing.

And on behalf of all of our classmates, we hold Gussie up as a great mother!


From Phyllis Payne...

Jim, I am very sad to hear that your Mom has passed away. I know you and your family will miss her deeply. My thoughts are with you.
Phyllis Payne

From Bev Bolton...

Gussie was very special to me and will be missed. Her watchful eye and good heart got me through some tough days as manager at PC. No one could even come close to her peanut brittle! She brought her pan to the clubhouse and demonstrated how to do it but mine was never the same. Great memories, great lady. God Bless you and yours.

Bev Bolton

From Becky Hammond...


We were shocked and saddened to hear about the loss of your Mother. Although you were miles apart physically, I know she was always close in your heart. Tommy and I will be thinking of you and I know Roy will be there supporting you.

Love, Becky

From John Hanna...

Dear Jim and Marilyn and Families,
Thinking of you at this time of loss. Your Mother was very kind and special and I remember many great times spent with her and you. She always took an interest in us and made us feel right at home when we were there. Our prayers are with you.
Love, John (Bubba) Hanna

From Robert and Debra Brown...

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. If we can do anything here for you while you are away, please let us know. All of your family are in our thoughts and prayers.



From Evelyn...

Marilyn, so very sorry about your Mom. May the happy memories of happy days in the past bring a smile to your lips and joy in your hearts as you grieve for her. Aren’t you glad that GOD allowed you to be there to see her before she went home to enjoy her rewards. You and
Roy are such a special part of our lives and our church family and we appreciate and love you so very much. Love and prayers always.

From Douglas County Zoning Dept....

With our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts are with you in your time of loss.

Douglas County Zoning & Codes Dept.

From Nancy Hanna Davis...

Dear Jim, Marilyn & Family,
So sad to hear about Aunt Augusta’s passing. I have so many good memories of her and loved the stories she would tell. She was a wonderful person and will be truly missed. Keep your faith strong and know that one day we will all be together again.
God Bless,
Bebe, George & Georgie Davis

From Rev. Leah Cunningham...

Though we can’t be there in person, we are with you, across the miles, in spirit and in love. Peace be with you.

Your Suwanee United Methodist Church family.

From Terri Bysom Stringer...

Jim, Marilyn, and family,
I was saddened to hear about your mom’s passing. Then I thought of all the good memories I have of her when she worked at Edmond’s Grocery. She always had something positive to say. I remember as a young girl with fragle self-esteem, she always said nice things to me and made me feel great. I think I made excuses to go over to Edmond’s just to see her. I want to let you know we are thinking of you and how special Gussie was. Terri Bysom Stringer, Clyde and Pauline Bysom

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