Roberta ‘Jean’ Flory

Funeral services for Roberta Jean Flory, 84, Lawrence, will be 10 am Monday, Jan. 27, at Central United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Washington Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Flory died Thursday at Baldwin Health Care Center. She was born Jan. 28, 1929 in Ottawa, the daughter of Louis Emery and Grace Roseta Taylor Turner.

She worked at India and Kaw Valley schools for 22 years and along with her husband owned and operated the Bungalow Laundry Mat for several years.

She married Calvin Fox Flory on Apr. 9, 1950. He died Jan 22, 2007.

Survivors include a son Stan Flory and wife Michelle of Lawrence, daughter Carol Taul and husband Jimmie of Baldwin City, brother Eldon Turner of Ottawa, sister Doris Sullivant of Lawrence, brother and sister in law Raymond and Caroline Flory of Lawrence, grandchildren Pete Flory, J.J. Keltner, Nickie Harding, Levi Flory, Katy Boehm, Tyler Flory, great-grandchildren Hunter Harding, Leanna Flory, Oscar Keltner, Caden Keltner and Kylie Keltner.

Friends may visit Sunday noon to 8pm. and the family will receive friends from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Grace Hospice, Heifer Project International or Central United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS66044.

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Messages & Condolences

From Connie Hadl...

Carol and family please accept my condolences. Jean came to Centenary United Methodist Church several years ago and donated several nativity sets to our Festival of Nativities. Each year I looked forward to seeing her at the festival. It was Judy Saathoff that enlighten me Carol, that you were her daughter. We will always remember Jean when we unwrap her sets and find a special place to show them off.

From Sheryl (Sigler) Henry...

Dear Carol and Stan,
I was catching up on my newspapers last night and saw your mom. I was shocked and saddened. I have fond memories of her and we visited sometimes after she did her swimming on Monday mornings. I know she missed your dad so much. I am thinking of you all and send my condolences to you. What a special mom you had.

From Nancy Zimmerman...

Mrs. Flory was one of the nicest people I have ever known. She helped me through my adolescent years, as her daughter, Carol, and I grew up. She guided me during my first years of teaching at India-Kaw Valley. I know she will be greatly missed by so many.
I pray for your family during this difficult time.

From Diane Lafontaine...

To family ,
I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest sympathies. May your memories bring you joy as you turn to Jehovah the God of comfort and peace in this time of distress. Psalm 46:1
“When my disquieting thoughts became many inside me, your own consolations began to fondle my soul.” Psalm 94:19.j

From Boyd and Betty Jones White...

To the family of Jean Flory–Jean was a good friend of mine in high school. She was in our wedding in May of 1949. Had not seen her for years and know none of the circumstances of her death–are just so sorry she is gone. Eldon and Doris know who we are. We have a good pic of her in her bridesmaid dress. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Boyd and Betty Jones White.

From Sabrina Wellman...

Friends – As a fellow member of Central UMC, I was fortunate to know Jean and enjoy the many wonderful foods she lovingly prepared and shared with our faith community at luncheons and UMW meetings. Her warm smile and caring nature were great blessings. I know she especially enjoyed the children and was always so faithful to help with snacks at Vacation Bible School. I pray God’s peace be with all of you at this time.

From Melba M. Still (School Nurse)...

Mrs. Flory was a wonderful person. I worked with her at India and Kaw Valley schools. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

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