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Viola Mae Leslie Flory
August 15, 1918–February 20, 2011
Funeral services were held for Viola Mae Flory, 92, on February 24 at the Evangelical Free Church, Clinton. Burial was at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.
She died February 20 at the home of her daughter.
Viola was born August 15, 1918 in Oxford Mills, the daughter of George and Beulah (Chapman) Leslie. She was a 1935 graduate of Oxford Mills High School and a 1938 graduate of Lennox College, Hopkinton. She married Eugene Flory on December 23, 1944 at Oxford Junction. He died May 29, 1995.
Viola had been a one room country school teacher in the Oxford Junction area in her early years. She had been employed by several Clinton stores and then was a cashier at the Clinton High School cafeteria. She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church and the M & Ms church group. She was a member of the Clinton Gideon Association Auxiliary and was an avid word search puzzler.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith (Cletus) Wivell Portz of Clinton, her son, Kenneth (Norma) of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; brother, George (Eleanor) Leslie of Clinton; sisters, Mildred Clapp of Clinton, Marjorie (Charles) Brotherton of Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, and Gertrude (Wayne) Zaruba of Maquoketa; granddaughter, Margaret (David) Keefer of Clinton and great grandchildren, Kallyn, Emersyn and Griffen; also in-laws, David and Marlene Flory of Oxford Junction and Joe and Jean Ann Flory and Judy Flory of Logansport, Indiana.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 4 Mar 2011

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