Florence Ida (Pry) Hannafus

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Florence Ida (Pry) Hannafus

SHELBY: Florence Ida (Pry) Hannafus, 101, was called to her heavenly home on August 16, 2013, surrounded by her family and under the loving care of the staff of Crestwood Care Center, Shelby, Ohio.

She was born June 6, 1912, in Vernon Township, Crawford County, Ohio, to Daniel E. and Elrita (Wachs) Pry. Florence was a graduate of the Class of 1930 from Tiro High School. On June 8, 1933, she married Ernest F. Hannafus and has been a citizen of Shelby since that time. As an 80 year member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby, she was active in the Ruth Gleaners Sunday School and Miriam Circle.

She had been an employee of The Elsie Louise Shoppe and Snowhite Cleaners in Shelby, but considered her most important role in life as a homemaker, taking care of her family. Her many interests over her long lifetime include gardening, sewing, quilting, reading, word search, music and most of all the special times with her family.

Florence is survived by her five daughters, Lourita Yore, Shelby, Carole (Jerry) Pittis, Bedford, OH, Ruth (Donald) Bolles, Ontario, Pamela (Robert) Blankenhorn, Mansfield and Mary Lee (Art) Barr, Ashland, her brother Eldon (Carol) Pry, Crestline; grandchildren Timothy Yore, Lisa Kempf, Jane Williams and Heather Baker of Shelby, Kevin Bolles and Kari Case of Mansfield, Todd Pittis, Chardon, OH, Brad Pittis, Garrettsville, OH, Laura Orlosky, Bedford, OH, Andrew Hopkins, Lewis Center, OH, Kimberly McHenry, Susan Yore, and Tonya Prewitt of Michigan, and Heidi Hopkins of Oregon; 29 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Lethia Brundage, a brother Warren Pry, grandson Rev. Aaron Blankenhorn and son-in-law Kenneth Yore.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 10 am, at First Lutheran Church, 33 Broadway, Shelby, Ohio, with Reverend Russel Yoak officiating. Burial at Oakland Cemetery will immediately follow the service. Friends may call at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 W Main St, Shelby on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church of Shelby, 33 Broadway, Shelby, OH 44875 or Crestwood Care Center, 225 W Main St., Shelby, OH 44875. To share a memory or to leave a condolence for the Hannafus family, please visit


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Published in the News Journal on Aug. 18, 2013
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