Jean (Larsen) Florie, 82, of Pittsburg, passed away Wednesday, November, 24, at 12:45 p.m. at Golden Living Center. She was born March 30, 1928, in Tuckerman, Arkansas, to Carl and Willie (Johnson) Larsen.
Jean (Larsen) Florie, 82, of Pittsburg, passed away Wednesday, November, 24, at 12:45 p.m. at Golden Living Center. She was born March 30, 1928, in Tuckerman, Arkansas, to Carl and Willie (Johnson) Larsen. She grew up in Batesville, Ark., and graduated from Batesville High School with the class of 1946. She attended Arkansas College but left to marry the love of her life, George Florie. Then the fun began. Together, they raised six children in a home full of laughter and love. Her family was her joy. They raised their family in Macomb, Illinois, and she worked at NTN Bower Roller Bearing, retiring after over 30 years. She and George spent their retirement in Mountain Home, then Cave City, Arkansas, until George passed in Jan. 2002. She moved to Pittsburg in 2003 to be closer to family. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Music, gardening, birds and her precious dog, Buddy, were her great loves. As a child, she played the trumpet in a family band, the “Larsen Kiddie Band,” which consisted of her brother and sisters. She is survived by her six children, Mike Florie, of Greer, S.C., Marty Florie of Overland Park, Steve Florie, of Eurekea, Ill., Terry Florie of Garland, Texas, Sandy (Florie) Linder of Allen, Texas, and Kelly Florie, Pittsburg; one sister, Louise Abbott, Park Rapids, Minn.; 16 grandchildren, including Taylor Milstead of Pittsburg and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Florie, parents Carl and Willie Larsen, one borther, Bud Larsen, and two sisters, Lola Stettler and Grace Dobson. Per her wishes, her body has been sent for cremation. Funeral services and burial will be held at a later date in Keokuk, Iowa. She will be sorely missed.