Flora, June Marie Pratt
Age 69, of Van Etten, NY passed away with her family by her side on September 22, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Gerald Flora in 2009 and her son Douglas Flora in June of 2013. She is survived by her daughters Penny Flora, Lansing, NY, Pamela (David) Golden, Ithaca, NY; and her son Allen (Marjorie) Flora, Las Vegas, NV; granddaughters Jessica Golden, Ithaca, NY, Ashley Golden, Buffalo, NY, and Elizabeth (Joshua) Siegard, Barton, NY; and great grandson Mason Siegard, Barton, NY. Also surviving are her two sisters Marion Rockwell, Arlington, VA, and Rosemary Butts, Payson, AZ; a large extended family and many friends. She was a graduate of Van Etten class of 1962. June had a full and rewarding career that was community oriented. Although some jobs were paid many were volunteer, as she enjoyed staying busy and keeping involved. Jobs and positions that she held included, Legal Secretary, Town of Van Etten Board of Assessment Review with the position of Chairman; Community Fire & Rescue, where she was an Executive Board Member, Treasurer and Social Member; Van Etten Alumni Association, where she was Treasurer, and at one point Secretary and Vice President; Town of Van Etten Town Clerk; Town of Van Etten Tax Collector; Town of Van Etten Court Clerk; and also on the Van Etten Community Festival Committee. June was a life member of the Van Etten - Spencer VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 8139 where she served as Secretary and also as Treasurer. She was also a Finance Committee member on the Southern Tier County Council. Another passion of hers was to put up and take down all the American Flags that lined the streets of both Van Etten and Spencer every year with her family. She did this for over twenty years. Although June enjoyed keeping busy with her work, she also enjoyed quality time with her devoted family. Whether it be shopping or baking with her daughters, projects around the house where everyone was involved, or just having a weekend cookout to just relax and enjoy each others' company, she always seemed to enjoy these special times and was always taking pictures for the memories. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00pm Saturday September 28, 2013. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Friends may call from 6-8:00 pm Friday September 27, 2013 or on Saturday from 1-3:00pm prior to the service at the funeral home, 56 North Main Street. Spencer, NY: Refreshments immediately following at the VFW Post #8139, 3936 Wyncoop Creek Road, Van Etten, NY. For anyone wishing to send a donation the family asks that donations be made to Community Fire & Rescue (CF&R), P.O. Box 67, Van Etten, NY 14889.
Allen-Manzer Funeral Home
56 N. Main St. Spencer, NY 14883
Published in Star-Gazette from Sept. 26 to Sept. 28, 2013