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Flossie Marie Crago Stilwel

Flossie Marie Crago Stilwell, 82, departed earth for her heavenly home of peace and rest on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at the Pickering House.

She was surrounded by her family, the most important people in her life.

Flossie was born Nov. 14, 1925, in Frankfort, the youngest daughter of Percie and Laura Crago.

Flossie was a member of St. Michael’s U.C.C. and the Get-Together Club.

She loved jigsaw puzzles, sewing, playing pinochle and accompanying George to Marine Corps MAG 61 reunions.

During the years, she made hundreds of patchwork comforters for people who had suffered house fires. She served as a poll worker and precinct judge for elections for many years.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, George; daughters, Dianne Stilwell, Georgia (Wayne) Dunn and Sherry (Dwayne) Lester; sons, Mike (Mallory) and Tom (Molly) Stilwell; and grandchildren, Matthew (Randi), Christopher, Mindy, Nathanael, Micah Stilwell, Robyn (Justin) Bunting and Alexis and Dustin Lester. She was the proud great-grandmother of Anna Bunting, Eryn and Keira Stilwell and the stepgreat-grandmother of Sabrina and Abbie Taylor. She is also survived by her siblings, Dwight, Kenneth, Mervin and Farrel Crago, Thelma Putnam and


Ruth Pinkerton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Phryne, Paul and Pearl; and daughter, Ann Marie (1955).

The family would like to thank Heather, Ellen and the caregivers at the FairHoPe Pickering House, as well as the many nurses, aides, therapists and others at Heartland Fairfield and Fairfield Medical Center, who cared for Flossie during the years. The family extends a special thank you to the Basil Joint Fire District EMS.

Services were Sept. 22, 2008, at Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore with the Rev. Diane Berger officiating. A committal service followed at Carroll Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the FairHoPe Hospice 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, OH 43130 or the Basil Joint Fire District 410 W. Washington St., Baltimore, OH 43105.

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