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Florence Shaw Flenner

Birth Date: January 2, 1921
Death Date: July 1, 2018

Decatur – Florence Shaw Flenner, 97, of Decatur, IL, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, in her home surrounded by family.
Florence was born January 2, 1921, in Crawford County IL, the daughter of Frank L. and Bertha A. (Rains) Shaw. She was a homemaker and member of the Elwin United Methodist Church. Florence married William Arvine Flenner on November 17, 1940, in her childhood Universalist Church in Hutsonville, IL. They moved to Decatur in 1941 when Arvine accepted a job with Illinois Bell. Arvine preceded her in death on February 6, 1989. Also preceding her in death were her brothers: Richard, Edward, John, Carl and Robert.
Florence was a sixty year member of Macon County Home Extension. She enjoyed special tours to Europe with Barb’s Travel Group; and her winters with her Grape Hammock family in Florida.
Surviving are her children: Judith A. (John) Norris of Decatur, IL, Gary A. (Chris) Flenner of Paducah, KY, and David W. (Kathy) Flenner of Dixon, IL; three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren; two step grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren and four step great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 1 pm until the service time of 2 PM at the Star of Hope Mausoleum at Graceland Cemetery. Burial will take place in Graceland CemeteryMemorials may be made to Elwin United Methodist Church.
The family of Florence Harriet Flenner is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at

July 14, 2018
1:00 pm
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Star of Hope Mausoleum / Graceland Cemetery
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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July 14, 2018
2:00 pm
Star of Hope Mausoleum / Graceland Cemetery
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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July 14, 2018
Graceland Cemetery
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Condolences

    Written by: Troy & Renita Sprinkle

    Florence always had a smile, practical words of wisdom, and calming supportive energy. Florence is a great lady who will be missed.

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  2. Offering my deepest condolences and sympathy to my Uncle John and Aunt Judy, as well as the family and friends of Florence. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  3. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Aunt Florence. Wishing you strength, comfort and healing on her passing. Our love, Michael & Alice Green and family

  4. "Our Condolences to Judy, John and their entire family for their loss of Florence.
    She will always be remembered as a caring, witty, and wonderful person.
    Florence always made us feel welcomed in her home when we visited.
    I loved the conversations that I had with her.
    This kind-hearted lady will certainly be missed!! My sister-in-law Judy is definitely a reflection of her Mother, what beautiful lady!!! I too cherished my visits with this lady.

    God Bless all of you and your Family and Our Deepest Sympathy at this time of your
    Great loss."
    Your sister/sister-in-law
    Katheryn Norris

  5. Our sincere condolences to Judy, Gary, David and their entire families, for the loss of Florence— aunt, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and good friend to many. She was a wonderful, kind woman who always opened her door and welcomed us with open arms. I will always cherish the wonderful family reunions we had at her home. God bless.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    David Darling and family

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