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.