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Orilda Ellen Gilbert Flesher
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1898
Madison County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1976
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Wife of Bruce Henry Flesher. Daughter of James Truman Gilbert and Ossa Mae Wheeler


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, September 9, 1976


Orilda Ellen Flesher died unexpectedly at her home northwest of Chariton August 30, 1976 at the age of 77 years, 8 months and 15 days. She was born December 15, 1898 in Madison County, Ia., the daughter of Joseph Truman and Ossa Mae Gilbert.

Orilda was united in marriage to Bruce H. Flesher on June 15, 1916, at the home of her parents in Guthrie County, Ia. They moved to Chariton March 8, 1953 from Waukee, Ia. where she resided until her death.

Orilda was preceded in death by her father and mother; one son, Willis, and four grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; her children, Mrs. Maxine (Gerald) Brittain of Corning, Ia., Mrs. Melzine (Don) Roberts of Corydon, Ia., Mrs. Darlene (Jim) Sedars of Adel, Ia., Mrs. Gayla (Carl) Burk of Chariton, Ia., Willard Flesher and wife of Lorimer, Ia., Darrell Flesher and wife of Newbern, Ia., and Don Flesher and wife of Waukee, Ia., and one sister, Cloe Ross, of Montana; 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Besides her family, Mrs. Flesher leaves behind many friends and neighbors who will mourn her passing.

She was a special grandma and mom to many people. She was a friend to everyone, no one was a stranger at her home. Her table was always spread to anyone who was hungry and in need. Her joy was to help others.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Pearl Sams at 1:30 p.m, Thursday, September 2, at the Fielding Funeral Home. Interment was in the Chariton Cemetery.

Obituary courtesy of Darlene Arnold
Family links: 
  James T Gilbert (1868 - 1952)
  Ossa Mae Gilbert (1877 - 1930)
  Bruce Henry Flesher (1900 - 1979)
  Willard B Flesher (1917 - 2004)*
  Willis Dale Flesher (1925 - 1972)*
  Mary Darline Flesher Sedars (1927 - 1996)*
  Darrell Lee Flesher (1930 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section D Row 2 S-N Grave 1
Created by: Skip
Record added: Jul 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55138564
Orilda Ellen <i>Gilbert</i> Flesher
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Orilda Ellen <i>Gilbert</i> Flesher
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