Obituary for Ralph E Flora

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Ralph E Flora

October 3, 1949 - March 29, 2015

Ralph E. Flora, age 65, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, March 29, 2015. He was a resident of Trafalgar. Ralph will be remembered for his strong faith in God, his commitment to his family, and his love for his church.

He was born on October 3, 1949 in Phoenix, AZ to his parents, William J. and Roxie Mae (Burge) Flora. Ralph was a 1968 graduate of Indian Creek High School and went on to serve as a Private First Class with the United State Army during the Vietnam War.

He retired in 2014 from the United Auto Workers Union, Local 933, in Indianapolis as the Maintenance Supervisor after 32 years of service. Ralph was a 50 year member and an Elder of the Morgantown General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn. He enjoyed camping, fishing and wood working. Ralph also enjoyed working crossword puzzles and spending time with his family.

Ralph is survived by his mother: Roxie Mae Lowe of Franklin; wife, Cindy J. (Ross) Flora whom he married on December 2, 1994 in Morgantown; children: Darby E. (Amber) Flora of Morgantown, Eric (Heidi) Donahue of Trafalgar, Christian A. (Amanda) Flora of Trafalgar, Shane F. (Shawnda) Flora of Martinsville, Brittney L. Flora of Pine Bluff, AR, Bridgitt A. Flora of Richmond, KY and Angie Langley of Morgantown. He will be remembered by his siblings: Melody (Randy) Coffman of Edinburgh and William "Bill" (Lidia) Flora Jr. of Trafalgar; son in law: Jesse Langley of Brazil; nineteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Ralph was preceded in death by his father; two wives: Helen L. (Richardson) Flora on October 30, 1990 and his second wife: Donna Sue (Sloate) Flora on June 24, 1993; sisters: Deborah K. Chapman and Aletha Stapp.

Brothers Mike Day, Rodger Bunch and Kip Payton will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Ralph to the Morgantown General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn "Memorial Fund" 229 East Street, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Flora family at

www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: (812) 597-4670

 

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Born: October 3, 1949
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Loren and Mary Vandagrifft posted on 1/1/00

We wish to convey our deepest sympathy on Brother Ralph's passing, to his Family. We've known him a long time and what a grand person he was. We know he touched many lives with his concern and caring for others. Our prayers are for his wonderful family. Take hold of God's hand and let Him walk you through this time of sorrow, because He Loves you as He does Brother Ralph.

 

Bill Cullinan posted on 1/1/00

Cindy, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know Ralph was a blessing in your life and the people he touched. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Rick Davis posted on 1/1/00

Cindy, So sorry for Ralph's passing. While we know he is with our Lord, the grief is still a lot to handle. I hope to see you Wednesday evening. God bless and let me know if there is anything I can do. Blessings, Rick (Richard)

 

Chuck Taylor posted on 1/1/00

Cindy, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember talking with Ralph at the INTEC shows and he was always so friendly and had such a strong faith in our Lord. Know that Becky and I are praying for you and your family. Love, Chuck

 

Tim Magoon posted on 1/1/00

I was Ralph's friend since 1967. I graduated high school with him in 1968. I have been blessed to call him my Brother in the faith since 1976. You have been an inspiration to me in so many ways for so many years. Rest in peace with our Lord and Savior. I love you my Brother!

 

Jim & Sheila Plummer posted on 1/1/00

Brother Ralph was a great brother in-Christ Jesus. He would show his love of you . He walked the walk and talked the talk . He will missed by many of this wonderful faith. Bro. Ralph enjoy your rest. See you on the other side

 

randy Vicki brown posted on 1/1/00

We are so very sorry to hear about this...God bless to you all...

 

Bob Kaylor posted on 1/1/00

Cindy and Family: You are all in my prayers.

 

Bro. Shawn Branham posted on 1/1/00

My heart truly goes out to all of Bro. Ralph's family. I love you all so much and thank God for all the wonderful memories. Bro. Ralph was always such a strong pillar in this faith and will be greatly missed. - The Lord is our shepherd, thru night and thru day; we need never worry, when God leads the way. When shadows are darkened, He holds out His hands; and leads us thru safely, for God understands. - Author Unknown

 

Al Butters posted on 1/1/00

Cindy, I was very sad to get the news of the passing of Ralph. He was such a nice man and I'm sure will be missed by anyone who knew him. Our thoughts and Prayers will be with you. May God Bless his soul and your family. Al & Barbara Butters

 

Michael and Deb Roccaforte posted on 1/1/00

We just learned of Ralph's passing and our hearts go out to you and your family Cindy. What a wonderful, God-loving, servant he was! Please know we will be praying for strength in the days ahead and the peace and healing that only the LORD can provide. One day you and he will be dancing on the streets of gold, celebrating the Jesus that unites our hearts with the Father, and gives us hope that surpasses all human understanding. Ralph was an example for all of us ... and so are you, our sweet, dear, beautiful Cindy!

 

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