Shirley W. (Garratt) Flory

Shirley W. (Garratt) Flory, 92, passed away on Sat. May 20, 2017 at Monterey Village, Lawrence, KS.  She was born March 7, 1925 in Lawrence.

She graduated from Liberty Memorial H.S. in 1943 and attended K.U. for one year.  She did secretarial work for Kansas Electric  and worked in food service at South Junior High School for many years.  In addition, she was a homemaker and lived on the farm until recently.

She was united in marriage to Dudley Flory on June 2, 1945 at the home of her parents south of Lawrence.  He died April 9, 1976.  On August 17, 1989, she married Alva Flory.  He died on August 2, 1992.

Survivors include two children, Joyce (Jon) Hawkins,  Baldwin and Murray (Connie) Flory, Lawrence. Two step children Carl (Velma) Flory, Baldwin and Allen (Mickele) Flory, Eudora. And 6 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren; Lois Gish, sister-in-law also survives.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister Virginia Garratt; great grandson Reuben Hawkins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, May 23 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Private family graveside service will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to VNA or the charity of your choice, sent in care of the funeral home.

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