For the Record | M.A. Ley, 1984 Obit


Ley Florence Evergreen Burial Park 1901-1984

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.

Ley Florence Obit 1984 Times-Reporter

Former Ley Dental Offices 2nd Street Dover, Ohio

A view of the former dental offices of my great-grandfather and grandfather in 2011. My great-grandmother, Florence (known to us as M.A. Ley), used to live in the apartment above the offices.

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