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Flora Maye Cummings John


1922 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Flora Maye Cummings John Obituary
John Flora Maye Cummings John, age 90, of LaGrange, KY and formerly of Upper Arlington, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 in LaGrange, KY. She was born near Creelsboro, Ky on December 12, 1922, daughter of the late Ted E. and Hadus (Oliver) Cummings. Flora, an elementary school teacher, began her career in a one room schoolhouse in Manntown, KY. She also taught in Swan Pond and Wells Bottom in Kentucky; third grade at Clarfield Elementary (1954-55) and Franklinton Elementary (1955-1979) in Columbus, where she retired following over 30 years of teaching. She is survived by a nephew and his wife, Ted A. and Cindy Cummings of LaGrange, KY and their children, Lauren and Ben Cummings; special family, Jimmy and Donna Huffman, PJ and Julie and Corey and Haley; several cousins, very special friends and church family. Besides her parents, Flora was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. John, 1972 and brother, Eldon Paris Cummings, 2000. She attended Manntown (KY) School and graduated Jamestown (KY) High School, Class of 1944. She then attended Lindsay Wilson Junior College and graduated from Union College (KY) with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, 1953. Flora received her Master's Degree in Education from The Ohio State University. She was a longtime member of Lorraine Chapter # 1, O.E.S. and Riverside United Methodist Church, where she was part of the Life Begins group. She was active in Alpha Delta Kappa, Ohio Delta Chapter, a sorority for women educators. Flora lived the Golden Rule and touched lives in her own special way. Friends may call 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., where the funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Rev. David Griebner officiating. Private Inurnrment at Green Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund, c/o Riverside United Methodist Church, 2701 Zollinger Road, Columbus, OH 43221, in her memory. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Flora.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 10, 2013
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