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HARRIET LORRAINE, 91
Keystone Heights - Mrs. Harriet Lorraine (Elmer) Flowers age 91, of Keystone Heights passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Shands Starke.
Born in Bridgeton, New Jersey on October 10, 1921 to the late James H. Elmer, Sr. and Enola (Sprenkle) Elmer and was the wife of the late Kenneth Hess Flowers. She and Kenneth married on July 4, 1943, before his deployment to Europe during World War II. He was killed at the battle of the Bulge in 1944. Harriet was a graduate of the Bridgeton High School Class of 1939. She worked for the Farmers and Merchants National Bank, Dr. Kracke, MD and Dr. Kotler, DDS and Owens-Illinois Glass Company in Bridgeton. She moved to Gainesville in 1956 with Jane E. Driscoll. There she worked for the First National Bank of Gainesville, the City of Gainesville in the purchasing department and as a camp secretary for the Alachua County School Board's "Camp Crystal Lake" in Starke. She ended her working career as secretary to the Head Start Program in Gainesville. She was a member at large of the Beta Sigma Phi and an honorary member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, Beta Epsilon Chapter in Florida. Harriet enjoyed sports of all kinds and was a great fan of the University of Florida Gators. She was also a regular attendee of the Bausch and Lomb Women's Tennis Championship on Amelia Island for its entire 29 years. She was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church of Melrose where she served as treasurer. Harriet also volunteered her time for many years to the Lake Area Ministries, which provides assistance to families in need. Preceding her in death was her brother James H. Elmer, Jr. Lovingly known as "Hap" or "Happy" she is survived by her housemate and companion of many years, Jane E. Driscoll of Keystone Heights; her brother: Wilbur S. Elmer of Bridgeton, NJ; nieces: Patricia A. Gannon of Bridgeton, NJ and Susan H. Porter (Bruce) of Stow Creek Township, NJ; nephew: James G. Elmer (Katryna) of Orlando; great nieces: Laura Graham of Bridgeton, NJ and Kelsey A. Elmer of Orlando; great nephews: James D. Elmer of Orlando and Robert Porter of Stow Creek Township, NJ. Memorial services will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2738 SE State Road 21, Melrose, FL 32666 on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church. Local arrangements are by JONES-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME of Keystone Heights 352-473-3176. On-line condolences may be left at
Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation
340 East Walker Drive Keystone Heights, FL 32656
Published in Gainesville Sun from June 20 to June 21, 2013