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Subject: [BRE] Flohr Family
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 21:57:09 -0800
The obituary of Anna Elizabeth Kipe Flohr (1875-1956) from the Bible
Monitor is in the archives of this mailing list. It was posted February
Obituary from June 15, 1961 Bible Monitor:
Elder Lewis B. Flohr
Son of Elder John R. and Mary Amanda Flohr was born near Fairfield,
Adams County, Pennsylvania, March 20 1873, and departed this life March
19, 1961, living just one day less than 88 years.
On Sept. 11, 1893 he was united in marriage to Anna Elizabeth Kipe, who
preceded him in death in July, 1956. They were blessed with many years
of happy married life, having celebrated their golden wedding anniversary
in 1942.(sic) To this union were born two children, a son Earl Wilbut,
who passed to his reward in January, 1957, and a daughter, Hilda Flohr
Strayer of Vienna, Virginia. Brother and Sister Flohr also raised an
orphaned niece, Eva Ann (Shriner) Miller, who died in 1933. An aged
sister, Mrs Annie Blickenstaff of Baltimore, Maryland; six grandchildren
and nineteen great-grandchildren also survive.
Bro. Flohr was born on a farm and always showed great interest in
agriculture. As a young man he taught public school for a few years.
Later he was employed in the United States Department of Agriculture. He
lived close to nature and derived much pleasure in raising flowers,
caring for a few fruit trees, cultivating the family garden and placing
birdhouses for his feathered friends. He also had many good neighbors
with whom he shared his flowers, fruit and garden.
About two years after marriage, he and sister Flohr were baptized into
the Dunkard faith. He had always been a regular attendant at Sunday
School and preaching services and often walked many miles to attend
mid-week parayer-meeting and religious singing classes. He served many
years as Sunday-School teacher and superintendent, and was elected to the
Deacon's office a few years after joining the church. In January 1907 he
was elected to the Ministry and was ordained to the Eldership ten years
later. He was a charter member of the Vienna Dunkard Brethren Church.
He lived his life earnestly, seriously, and cheerfully; never faltered in
the faith and deplored indications of any worldly innovations in the
Funeral services were conducted by Elders Howard J. Surbey, and David F.
Ebling in the Vienna Dunkard Brethren Church, Vienna, Va. Interment was
in National Memorial Park near Falls Church, Va.