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Frances (Ceja) Flores


1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Frances Flores
LORAIN – Frances Flores (née Ceja), 89 of Lorain passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Specialty Hospital of Lorain, Amherst.
She was born October 31, 1924 in Michoacán, Mexico. At an early age she came to Lorain. Frances helped care for her siblings when her mother died when she was 8 years old.
Frances retired in 1989 as a cook helper at Lowell Elementary School in South Lorain. She was known as "Grandma" to the students. She worked there for 14 years. Frances was a warm hearted woman with a great smile. She enjoyed her Mexican culture, cooking, knitting blankets for her family and sitting on the front porch of her "lifelong" family home listening to music.
She will be dearly missed by her sons John Flores, Michael Flores; Richard (Elizabeth) Flores and Joseph Flores all of Lorain; daughters Helen (Peter) Avalos and Marie (Michael) Williams both of Lorain; brothers Theodore Ceja of Lorain and Jessie Ceja of Yorba Linda, California; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Lupe Flores in 2005; her parents José and Esparanza (née Cortez); and her brothers Henry Ceja and Abel Ceja.
Her family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 8 PM in the Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain. Friends may also call Monday from 8:30 AM until time of 9:30 AM Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain. Rev. Father William A. Thaden, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary cemetery, Lorain.
For further information and to sign the online register book, see Reidyfuneral.com.
Published in The Morning Journal on Apr. 12, 2014
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