Rowena E. Flory, 97, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, surrounded by family at The Cedars Courts, McPherson.
Rowena was born on April 11, 1918, in McPherson, KS, the daughter of Earl M. and Lela A. (Dell) Frantz. She graduated from McPherson College. On July 3, 1940, Rowena was united in marriage to Raymond L. Flory in Grundy Center, IA. He preceded her in death on November 10, 2002, after 62 years of marriage.
She was a homemaker, master gardener, active member of McPherson Church of the Brethren, member of McPherson Garden Club, and 50 year member of Domestic Dames EHU.
Survivors include: four children, Lowell Flory (Barbara) of McPherson, KS, Gary Flory (Ann) of McPherson, KS, Marlys Best (Gary) of Buhler, KS, and Jana Goering (Mike) of McPherson, KS; 12 grandchildren, Kristen Reynolds (Brian), Joel Flory, Kendra Flory, Janelle Flory Schrock (Jon), Alison Flory Replogle (Shawn), Erin Flory Robertson (Cody), Todd Flory, Andrew Best (Laura), Katie Best (Alan Stucky), Ryan Goering (Kutter Ross), Eric Goering, and Max Goering; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Lela Frantz, husband, Dr. Raymond Flory, and brothers, Merlin Frantz and Byron Frantz.
The memorial service will be at 10:30 AM, Monday, January 18, 2016, at McPherson Church of the Brethren with Reverends Chris and Kathryn Whitacre officiating. Prelude music featuring oboe and cello will be played from 10:00 to 10:30 AM. A private family burial will take place at McPherson Cemetery with Reverends Shawn Replogle and Alan Stucky officiating. A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, January 17, at McPherson Church of the Brethren with family receiving friends from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to McPherson Church of the Brethren, The Cedars, or the Flory Lectureship Fund at McPherson College in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rowena E. Flory please visit our Sympathy Store.