Barbara Flora

Posted Sept. 20, 2012, at 8:34 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE – Barbara Flora, 87, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at a Presque Isle health care facility. She was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Presque Isle, the daughter of Carl and Harriet (Scribner) Weick.

She was a graduate of the University of Maine, Orono, in 1947 and later attended Katherine Gibbs College, Boston. She worked for a number of years as an administrative assistant at Maine Public Service, Presque Isle. After raising a family in Presque Isle, she and her husband lived for several years in Virginia and later in Florida. During that time, she regularly attended meetings of the Maine State Society. Barb’s friends and family will remember her quick laugh and good nature. She enjoyed flowers, antiques, was an avid reader and was active in politics. She also was a skilled artist with oil and water paints. She especially enjoyed the family camp at Portage Lake.

She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, William Flora, in 2001. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Carl and Paula Flora of Presque Isle and Greg and Eileen Flora of Fairfield, Conn.; a sister, Marjorie Dunaway of State College, Pa.; five grandchildren, Kate Flora of Kittery, Matthew and Richard Flora of Orono, Jeff and Tommy Flora of Fairfield, Conn.; a niece, Carol Irwin; and a nephew, Tom Dunaway of Pennsylvania.

Friends may call 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Presque Isle Congregational Church, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tim Stohlberg officiating. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery. A reception will be after the burial at Presque Isle Congregational Church. For those who wish, donations may be made in her memory to Presque Isle Historical Society, P.O. Box 285, Presque Isle, ME 04769 or Presque Isle Congregational Church, 27 Church St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.

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