Florence (Jones) Ley | 1901-1984
This blog series explores the lives of Ley ancestors as revealed in their obituaries. Much of this information was gathered during a March 2011 research trip to Tuscarawas and Harrison counties in Ohio. A scan of the obituary is available at the bottom of this post.
From the Times-Reporter (Dover/New Philadelphia), Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1984:
Mrs. Florence Ley, 82, of 129 1/2 W. 2nd St., Dover, died Monday in Timken Mercy Medical Center at Canton after a brief illness.
Born at Martins Ferry, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Lucy Thomas Jones.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church at New Philadelphia and Fortnightly Music Club, and was a past worthy matron of Dover Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert E. Ley Sr., in 1959, and a son, three sisters and two brothers.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Robert E. Ley Jr. of Dover; a sister and a brother, Mrs. Howard (Vira) Shaffer and Ivor Jones of Canton; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 1:30 in Toland-Herzig Funeral Home at Dover with Rev. Jane McDermott officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Burial Park.
Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 at the funeral home where Eastern Star services will be held at 6:45.
What else was going on in the world on Monday, Aug. 13, 1984? As the Olympics in Los Angeles drew to a close, the issue of Time magazine that week focused on sprinter Carl Lewis and other national and world events.